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Thursday, Jan 21, 2021

Khabib Nurmagomedov Has no “Thoughts About Preparing” For a Fight, Following Meeting With Dana White

Khabib Nurmagomedov

By FCF Staff

Recently Dana White said Khabib Nurmagomedov told him he might end his retirement, if one of the UFC’s top lightweights, does something special in their next fight. But, in an interview the lightweight champ has done since that meeting, Nurmagomedov said returning to the UFC is not in his plans.

While speaking to Russia’s Sport24, and discussing his meeting with White, Nurmagomedov said this (quotes via MMA Junkie).

“If we talk about all my business projects, I have so much to do that is planned,” Nurmagomedov said. “And fights are not in these plans.

“I train for myself. The biggest thing that gives me pleasure is training. I enjoy when I wrestle, run, spar, work on pads, when I work on the punch bags. This is what I have been doing all my life, and I will continue to train constantly, as well. But if we talk about the fights, they are not a part of my plans.”

“…I don’t even have any plans for the UFC in the near future. I don’t have any thoughts about preparing for the fight.”

Nurmagomedov (29-0) announced his retirement after submitting Justin Gaethje in October. The Dagestani star said after his father passed away last year, he promised his mother the bout would be his last.

posted by FCF Staff @ 12:21 am
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