Following his second loss to Tomasz Narkun at his fight on Saturday evening, Mamed Khalidov announced his intention to end his career.
Tomasz Narkun claimed a second win over Mamed Khalidov in the main event of KSW 46 on Saturday in Gliwice, southern Poland. After the fight, the Chechnya-born Pole Mamed Khalidov, a former Martial Arts Confrontation (KSW) middleweight and light heavyweight champion, announced his retirement.
“I have lost two fights in a row. It’s not a hasty decision. I don’t want to get into details, but it is my time to resign. I need a rest,” he said.
“I’ve got problems with my head, with concentration. Everything can be fine for six months and then a moment comes when it gets me, I don’t even know where I am. When I am in the cage, I can’t do a proper combination, I freeze. This is not me, not my timing, not my punches. It is very exhausting, because I don’t fight with my opponent, but with myself. I don’t want to look like a fool, so I need to finish this,” he explained.
After the fight, when he told the crowd about his decision, he received a long standing ovation.