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Sport 'There's a good chance' Khabib Nurmagomedov will make a sensational comeback and fight again, UFC boss Dana White said

13:50  30 october  2020
13:50  30 october  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Long story short, UFC boss Dana White told CBS Sports' Zach Gelb that he's been in touch with Khabib recently and he believes there ' s a good chance the Dagestani 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

UFC boss Dana White has suggested that lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov could be tempted back into the octagon despite the Russian' s The undefeated Russian lay down his gloves and revealed he had made a vow to his mother that it would be his last ever contest, after improving

a screen shot of Khabib Nurmagomedov: Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dana White. Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images © Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dana White. Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images
  • Khabib Nurmagomedov could make a sensational return to the UFC Octagon even though he said last week that he's retired from prizefighting.
  • The UFC lightweight champion retired after submitting Justin Gaethje with a triangle choke submission on Fight Island, October 24.
  • The UFC President Dana White said he's already spoken to Nurmagomedov, believes he was emotional last weekend, and that one more fight to get to 30-0 could be on the cards.
  • I do [think he'll come back]. I think he's not going to retire." White said. "His dad wanted him to get to 30-0 and I think he wants to honor his dad's wish."
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Khabib Nurmagomedov might make a sensational comeback and fight once again, the UFC boss Dana White said Thursday.

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Ahead of Khabib Nurmagomedov ' s lightweight title defense against Justin Gaethje at UFC 254, UFC president Dana White "You have all the ingredients for a massive fight . You have a big superstar and a kid coming off an incredible win over a highly respected fighter and many people believe that

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The UFC lightweight champion retained his title with a second-round triangle choke submission win over the American striking maestro Justin Gaethje at the behind-closed-doors UFC 254 event on Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, on October 24.

Having advanced his pro MMA record to 29 wins unbeaten just months after his father Abdulmanap died from coronavirus complications, Nurmagomedov wept inconsolably in the middle of the UFC Octagon and then announced an abrupt retirement from prizefighting.

His comments took everybody by surprise, including the media in attendance, the fighter's training team, and White himself.

"Nobody knew, not even his coach," White told The Zach Gelb Show on CBS Sports Radio. "Nobody knew. I wasn't [processing it]. I was sitting there going, 'Oh my God, you gotta be kidding me.'"

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Lightweight king Khabib Nurmagomedov (29-0) put Justin Gaethje to sleep with a triangle choke last Saturday at UFC 254, and he unexpectedly announced his retirement In his post- fight interview, “The Eagle” claimed that he made a promise to his mother to stop fighting after facing Gaethje, and that

There has this week been talk about Nurmagomedov potentially backtracking on the retirement plan, as his long-time trainer Javier Mendez said he was emotionally "all over the place" on Fight Island.

White agreed, saying that he's already spoken to the fighter, and there's a good chance he'll return for at least one more fight.


Video: Khabib Nurmagomedov announces retirement at UFC 254 (Yahoo! Sports)

"I'll tell you this … Khabib and I have been talking. And … he was completely emotional that night when he got through that fight.

"I have a feeling that he might go for 30-0. I do [think he'll come back]. I think he's not going to retire.

"His dad wanted him to get to 30-0 and I think he wants to honor his dad's wish," White said.

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