Conor McGregor reacts to Khabib Nurmagomedov retirement news

After crushing Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 last night, Khabib Nurmagomedov announced he is retiring after the death of his father

Conor McGregor has reacted to the news of Khabib Nurmagomedov's departure from the UFC.

Last night, after crushing Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 the Russian shocked the world by announcing his retirement, explaining the death of his father in July led him to the decision.

McGregor, whom the Russian beat in 2018, was quick to respond to the announcement with a respectful message.

On Twitter, The Notorious wrote: Good performance @TeamKhabib. I will carry on. Respect and condolences on your father again also. To you and family. Yours sincerely, The McGregors.

Retiring after a 29-0 record, Khabib said: "Thank you to these guys with me, with my father more than 10 years. Coach Javier I love him so much, all my team. Thank you.

"Today I want to say this is my last fight. No way am I coming here without my father. When UFC comes to me about Justin I spoke with my mother for three days. She didn't want me to fight without father. And I said this is my last fight and I have given her my word.

"There is only one thing I want from UFC, to put me as No 1 pound-for-pound fighter in UFC, greatest in world. I think I deserve. I want to say thank you Dana, Fertita brothers.

"Thank you so much Justin. I know you are great, I know how you take care of your people. Be close with your parents, because you never know what is going to happen tomorrow. Thank you coach, thank you guys. Today is my last fight in the UFC.

"It was my father's dream. Dustin [Poirier] and Conor [McGregor] will fight in January, I have choked both out, I am not interested in this."