He UFC 254, which will have Khabib Nurmagomedov Y Justin gaethje in the stellar, it begins to get closer and closer. The Russian champion (28-0-0) will defend the lightweight belt (70 kg) against the American (22-2-0). There is no doubt that this contest will be one of the most difficult for him. It will not be easy at all against the North American, but he does not lose hope to retain the title and start thinking about what comes next.
“Justin is a very nice guy and a good opponent for me, but when the door to the octagon closes, he will have to be ready for more than just a boxing match. I’m not Dustin (Poirier) or Tony (Ferguson). I will take him to the deepest ocean and drown him, “he said. Nurmagomedov some days ago. The Russian last fought at UFC 242, in September 2019, when he submitted Dustin Poirier in the third round.
Do you think about the future?
Very good question, honestly, very good question. I do not know. For example, I’m going to finish Justin Gaethje in the cage on October 24th. What else? This is a very good question. I love the competition. I love competing with the best fighters in the world. That’s why I’m here. I’m not in the UFC to make money, “was what he began by saying, making it clear that he does not know what will come next for him.
For its part, Khabib He also mentioned: “I have a lot of business projects outside of the UFC, I can make money. Good question. Very good question. I don’t think retiring after this fight is an option. We have a couple of options. Let’s think about this after this fight. Dana told me after this fight, that she has something special for me. But I said, please stay with this, after the fight we will talk.
«He says he has very big things after this fight for me. We’ll see. Right now, I’m focused on Justin Gaethje on October 24th. I am focused on him. I don’t want to underestimate this guy. Justin is a very tough opponent, a very tough guy. Follow your dream. He is starving. You just beat a very tough opponent. I don’t want to underestimate it. I am focused on October 24 and nothing else, “he closed Khabib Nurmagomedov.
UFC 254 main card
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje – lightweight title fight.
Robert Whittaker vs. Jared Cannonier.
Alexander Volkov vs. Walt Harris.
Islam Makhachev vs. Rafael dos Anjos.
Cynthia Calvillo vs.
Magomed Ankalaev vs. Ion Cutelaba.