Despite his best efforts to persuade Khabib Nurmagomedov to withdraw from the mixed martial arts retirement plan announced in October last year, UFC chairman Dana White confirmed on Thursday that Russia will no longer fight.
“He quit at 100 [%]. It is amazing to watch you work at Habib. Thank you for everything and love to follow my friends,” White added.
Rumors are everywhere, and Nurmagomedov is ready to wear gloves again in the future to face Connor McGregor and even George Saint-Pierre.
The 32-year-old fighter defeated the American Justin Gaethje on October 24, and then announced his plans for his future in a post-war interview. He blamed the decision on the death of his father, who succumbed to COVID-19 in early 2020.