He is expected to make his return to the octagon later in the year to fight Justin Gaethje and defend his lightweight crown.
The bout with Gaethje is likely to occur in Abu Dhabi, the place Khabib claimed his last UFC victory over Dustin Poirier.
The win last September was a particularly special moment for Nurmagomedov, who had his father in his corner for the first time. Sadly, it was the only time he was able to be there.
Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov is a highly-respected figure in combat sports in Dagestan and was passionate bout developing local fighters.
Khabib explained that he wants to continue his father's legacy and thanked everyone in the UFC for their support.
He said: 'I would like to thank you for your respectful and trusting attitude towards my father.
'He had a lot of plans. I consider it my duty to see them through to the end.'