Dana White is a guy which is applied to receiving what he desires, but attempting to would like Khabib Nurmagomedov again into level of competition just after the Dagestani champion resolved to retire was just never likely to materialize. That appeared apparent to all people who saw Khabib collapse in emotion soon after successful his 29th combat against Justin Gaethje, a match that saw him struggle as a result of injuries and mumps and the dying of his father.
Nurmagomedov introduced his retirement that night, the 24th of Oct 2020. We’re 5 months later on and White has finally stopped striving to get Khabib again in the cage for combat selection 30. On March 19th, White posted “29- it is. He is officially retired,” on his Instagram.
Talking with Megan Olivi in the course of the UFC Vegas 22 publish-struggle exhibit, Khabib revealed there was never actually any probability White could modify his intellect. All the significant headlines about significant meetings involving White and Khabib? Feasible returns? A superfight with GSP? Wolf tickets, seemingly.
“No [I never considered coming back], but Dana identified as this official,” Nurmagomedov reported. “I retired like five, six months ago. It is pretty amusing. Dana informed me when he posted this, he reported somebody compose me remark about, ‘He retired not today, he retired like 5 months ago.’ It’s funny a little little bit, but we have some conversations with Dana a couple of situations. Like two times in the past, we meet with him, sit, communicate like two genuine adult males. We have a very excellent discussion with him, superior evening meal.”
“I actually appreciated [Dana]. Everything what he did, not only for me, but for all this activity. Simply because UFC’s a massive system. A large amount of people close to the earth due to the fact of UFC make income and give meals for his kids, for clothing. They are undertaking a excellent job. That’s why I want to say thank you to all UFC team.”
“Lorenzo [Fertitta], Dana, all people who signed me, Joe Silva, like everybody, Sean Shelby. These men are executing a terrific job. Because of these persons, a great deal of people have money, they have food stuff for their household. Thank you guys.”