UFC Wants Russian to reverse retirement from MMA
Ever since the end of his last fight against Justin Gaethje at UFC 254, Khabib Nurmagomedov has been talked about constantly, with the subject of retirement mooted, yet Dana White is anticipating a meeting with the Russian fighter which will clarify his future.
White had been texting with Khabib since the conclusion of his last bout, and the pair are likely to meet in Abu Dhabi, where Umar Nurmagomedov, Khabib’s cousin, is due to compete in Fight Island 8.
“It will be a five-minute conversation,” White explained in an interview with MMA Junkie.
“It will be a yes or no.
“I think he will fight, but we will see. He has had time to rest and think about it. When I left Abu Dhabi last, and he and I were texting, we talked about why I think he should keep fighting.”