Khabib Nurmagomedov is not retiring as some rumors in Russia may possibly have advised. He will be back again in the Octagon by the ned of the yr.
“Khabib is not retiring. We have some plans to carry out. You will see him ahead of the stop of the yr. Dana (is) speaking and me speaking to the matchmakers, we’re trying to set a date,” explained Ali Abdelaziz, Khabib’s supervisor, in an interview with TMZ Sports. “And I’m positive Dana is likely to allow every person know when is Khabib gonna struggle. We have a blockbuster major celebration, him vs. Justin Gaethje, two of the finest lightweights in the planet currently.”
Khabib and Gaethje ended up at first slated to meet in September to unify the light-weight and interim lightweight titles. But that was before Khabib’s father, Abdulmanap passed absent from wellness difficulties soon after possessing contract COVID-19.
As of now, it has been unclear what the path forward would be for Khabib. UFC president Dana White has stated that he is likely to give his champion all the time he requires to grieve the loss of his father. But Abdelaziz insists that rumors of Khabib calling it quits following the loss of life of his father are untrue.
“Is a lot of bogus news coming out of Russia. Like Donald Trump suggests, it’s pretend information. If you never hear it from me or Khabib or from Dana, it’s phony information. We are the supply.”
Abdelaziz, on the other hand, was not in a place to say when Khabib could return to fight Gaethje, only that it will come about some time later this year. He did dedicate to the thought that Gaethje is going to wait for Khabib as perfectly, and would not, as other rumors prompt, struggle Conor McGregor, who is now retired.
“This is Dana White’s career, he is the promoter. I really do not want to communicate on his behalf, but you will see Khabib ahead of the stop of the yr. You will see Khabib and Justin battling just before the conclusion of the year,” explained Abdelaziz.
“Justin said no. Khabib explained to me notify Justin to go fight Conor. Justin said no.”
(Movie courtesy of TMZSports)
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