After what Khabib Nurmagomedov will retire to Justin Gaethje, at UFC 254, Dana White revealed new information. The president of the most important Mixed Martial Arts entity on the planet caused a lot of movement in the UFC, after ensuring that the Dagestani would have one more fight. The dream of his father and lifelong coach, who passed away in July from COVID-19, was for him to hang up his gloves with a 30-0.
I’ll tell you this and I haven’t told anyone yet, but Khabib and I have been talking, “was what the president began, revealing very good information in an interview with the Zach Gelb Show. “He was completely excited that night when he got over that fight. I have the feeling that he could go 30-0 ″, he added to his words making it clear that, for him, he will have a new great fight.
Yes, I think he’s coming back. I don’t think he’s going to retire. His father wanted him to go 30-0 and I think he wants to fulfill his father’s wish, ”said Dana. In turn, one of the fighters with whom his father also wanted to see him was against Georges St-Piere, who said: “I still have it, I would say that I am still in my best years. Will I regret it when I turn 50? Will I tell myself that I wish I had done that and I didn’t?
Continuing along the same lines, the UFC president, Dana White, also recognized the following in this regard: “It was a once in a lifetime opportunity to fight a guy in Khabib Nurmagomedov, who is undefeated, who has never been beaten and I could have been the first. I haven’t even told him that. Because he was going to retire, so I didn’t even tell him. I’m not going to say anything publicly.
“Of course, the UFC president, Dana (White) wants you to continue fighting and generating income. I can earn money myself. I am at the peak of my career and I can fight for big prizes, but I made this decision and I think it is the best moment. Not everyone can retire at their best, but I know that in a year, two or five (years) I would have to face that decision again, “he said. Khabib Nurmagomedov days ago.