UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov retired in the cage next his defeat of Justin Gaethje just lately. Regardless of this, UFC President Dana White says he has no options to vacate the title. He resolved Khabib’s status as winner through the publish-function media conference this weekend.
“He’s looking at the 30-,” White stated about Khabib maybe not retiring immediately after all (transcriptions by using MMA Preventing). “His father needed it and I think that he was tremendous emotional. Experienced the mumps or measles or whatsoever, damaged toe, experienced on a stationary bike for that combat and then came in and fought. I think he was tremendous emotional.”
White then confirmed that there are no strategies to vacate the UFC light-weight belt inspite of Khabib declaring he is retired.
“He’s nonetheless the champ. There’s no vacant title open up appropriate now or no interim title occurring. He’s the champ and we’ll give him some time to figure out what he needs to do.”
White then dealt with who is the major pound-for-pound fighter in the world. He stated that while Jon Jones might be the GOAT, he’s not the major fighter in the world proper now.
“He is the No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world,” White ongoing to say about Nurmagomedov. “I signify just that effectiveness with Gaethje on major of being undefeated and only perhaps losing two rounds in his total vocation, I would say he’s the pound-for-pound finest fighter in the planet.”
“I’ve been telling you men Jon Jones is the GOAT for good. He’s not the pound-for-pound finest fighter in the world proper now.”