Reigning Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight Champion Habib Nurmagomedov told promotion head Dana White that he would decide to resume his career after UFC 257.
On Friday, January 15, Nurmagomedov and White met on “Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi. According to the head of the UFC, Khabib did not rule out that he could return to mixed martial arts.
“Khabib told me that he was going to watch the Poirier – McGregor and Hooker – Chandler fights next week. If these guys show something impressive and make Nurmagomedov come back, he will fight,” White said on ABC.
Last October Nurmagomedov defeated Gatji choke hold and defended the promotion champion belt for the third time. Immediately after the fight, Khabib announced his retirement. The undefeated Russian has 29 victories in 29 battles.
Recall that the UFC 257 tournament will take place on January 24 in Abu Dhabi. The main event will be a duel between the Irish Conor McGregor and the American Dustin Poirier. Also this evening there will be another lightweight fight – New Zealander Dan Hooker will fight with American Michael Chandler.
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