It is less than a week since the undefeated UFC lightweight champion Habib Nurmagomedov announced his retirement, but UFC Chairman Dana White has come out and said he believes in Nurmagomedov (29 -0) Will fight again.
In a speech on CBS Sports Radio on Thursday, White said that he has been with Nuo since the emotional championship battle with Justin Gaethje fighters at UFC 254 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates last weekend. Ermagomedov kept in touch, and he left the impression that the retirement life of the elderly will not continue for 32 years.
White said to the “Zach Gelb Show”: “Habib and I have been talking.” “When he played that game that night, he was very excited. I feel he might be out 30-0.
Nurmagomedov’s representative did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Nurmagomedov defeated Gates in the second round of Tseung Kwan O on Saturday to unify the UFC’s 155-pound championship. Since his father Abdulmanap passed away in July, he passed away for the first time because his coronavirus has worsened heart complications.
Despite a broken toe and an attack of mumps, Nurmagmedov participated in UFC 254 but hospitalized him during the training camp. He said that he assured his mother that this would be the last battle of his career.
Numagomedov said: “I would not come here without my father.” “This is the first time that happened to me after what happened to my father. When the UFC called me about Justin, I was Mother talk [for] Three days. She didn’t want me to fight without my father. I assured her that this will be my last battle, and if I keep my promise, I must keep it. “
In 2019, Abdulmanap did tell the Russian news media that he wanted Habib to reach 30-0 and retire undefeated. He also mentioned potential encounters with UFC legends and former welterweight and middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre. The retired St-Pierre expressed interest in another battle with Nurmagomedov.
ESPN ranked Nurmagomedov as the number one pound-pound fighter in the world.