For some days there has been good news for lovers of UFC, as Khabib Nurmagomedov not only will he not retire, but he will fight with Justin Gaethje. Before the end of 2020, according to the manager of both, Ali Abdelaziz, the faces will be seen. “It will be a fight between two of the best light weights in the world in the recent era,” said the aforementioned. The death of Abdulmanap, his father, mentor and coach, earlier this month from coronavirus, had called into question the future of one of the great MMA stars.
They may be represented by the same person, but that does not mean that Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje don’t come out with everything for UFC 254. After just over a year away from the octagon, the Russian fighter will make his return for a unification fight against a star. The great event will be this October 24, in the stellar PPV that will probably take place from Fight Island in Abu Dhabi. Clearly it already generates enormous expectations and the best of both is expected.
Given the striking power and fighting ability that the Glendale native possesses, many see it as the toughest ordeal the Russian will face on the octagon. However, although the daguestani considers him a good opponent, he warned that Gaethje You are wrong if you think that all they are going to do is box. His comment was in relation to a video of Justin during a training session, posted by Joe Rogan on his Instagram account, where he s seen him gaunt.
Clash of stars
“Amazing morning in the studio where I had the privilege of seeing the savage who is @justin_gaethje and the teacher Trevor Whitman of @onxlabs working hard,” he posted. Thus, Khabib nothing was saved and he said:Justin He is a very nice guy and a good opponent for me, but when the octagon door closes he will have to be ready not only for a boxing match. I am not Dustin (Poirier) or Tony (Ferguson). I will take it to the deepest ocean and drown it. ” Nurmagomedov He last competed at UFC 242 in September 2019, submitting Poirier in the third round for his second starting defense.
“Everyone understands how close they were Khabib and his father and logically he is heartbroken but Abdulmanap would have wanted his son to continue fighting to complete his legacy. We all saw what Justin Gaethje he did to his last opponent. He tore Tony Ferguson apart, made him look like an absolute fan. We lost someone very important and the behavior of the UFC It has been incredible, especially Dana’s. You have been communicating with Nurmagomedov continuously ”, mentioned Ali Abdelaziz a few days ago.