Khabib Nurmagomedov wins World BBC Sports Personality of 2020

Khabib Nurmagomedov said to have broken his foot three weeks before his fight with Justin Gaethje

Khabib Nurmagomedov scooped the BBC Sports Personality’s World Sport Star of the Year award.

The Russian fighter announced his retirement from mixed martial arts after defending his UFC lightweight title in October.

The Russian extended his perfect professional MMA record to 29-0 by beating Justin Gaethje, months after the death of his father, coach and mentor Abdulmanap following complications arising from coronavirus in July.

The 32-year-old came out on top of a public vote on the BBC Sport website, seeing off pole-vaulter Armand Duplantis, basketball’s LeBron James, golfer Dustin Johnson, footballer Wendie Renard and boxer Katie Taylor.

Marathon runner Eliud Kipchoge received last year’s award.

The Kenyan became the first person to run a marathon in less than two hours in October 2019, six months after he won the London Marathon for the fourth time.