Dana White Expects Khabib Nurmagomedov To Fight Again: We Have "Been Talking"

Chances are Khabib Nurmagomedov will cut his retirement short, according to UFC President Dana White.

Nurmagomedov (29-0) announced his retirement after defeating Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 to defend his UFC lightweight title. "The Eagle" credited his father's death for the retirement and stated it was his mother's wish. In a new interview with CBS Sports Radio'sThe Zach Gelb Show, White expressed confidence in one more Nurmagomedov fight.

Dana White Confirms Promotions Plans To Make Leon Edwards-Colby Covington Title Fight Following UFC 286: "That's The Fight That Makes Sense"

"Khabib and I have been talking and he was completely emotional that night when he got through that fight. I have a feeling that he might go for 30-0," White said. "I think he is not going to retire. His dad wanted him to get to 30-0. I think he wants to honor his dad's wish."

Nurmagomedov's coach, Javier Mendez, previously echoed the same sentiment about Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov's wishes to see his son achieve flawless 30-fight record.

"Nobody knew," White insisted of the initial retirement announcement. "Not even his coach. Nobody knew."

Fightful has all of your MMA needs covered. Follow us on Twitter for updates, and subscribe to our YouTube channel for exclusive interviews, lists, news updates and predictions.

Get exclusive pro wrestling content on Fightful Select, our premium news service! Click here to learn more.
From The Web