It hasn’t even been a week … and Khabib Nurmagomedov may already be coming out of retirement!!
“Khabib and I have been talking,” Dana said … “He was completely emotional [at UFC 254] when he got through that fight. I have a feeling that he might go for 30-0.”
When asked directly if he thinks Khabib will come back and fight again, White said — “I do. His dad wanted him to get to 30-0, and I think he wants to honor his dads wish.”
As we previously reported, Khabib defeated Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 this past weekend — boosting his record to 29-0 — and after the fight, Khabib announced his retirement from MMA.
Khabib’s father passed away earlier this year from COVID complications — and Khabib said he has no desire to continue fighting without his dad by his side.
They were super close. Khabib’s dad had trained him since he was a child.
But, White says he may very well reconsider the retirement — question is … who is the opponent?
Khabib has recently said Georges St-Pierre is the only fighter that gets him excited for a fight … and GSP seemed interested too.
So …. fingers crossed!!!!