Khabib Nurmagomedov Says He’ll Continue Fighting For a “Maximum” of Three More Years
By FCF Staff
Khabib Nurmagomedov has reported in the past that he doesn’t see himself fighting well into his thirties, and recently the UFC’s lightweight champ repeated that sentiment.
The 31-year-old star, who is coming off a submission win over Dustin Poirier last month, recently talked to Arab News. While talking about his future, and he plans to retire, Nurmagomedov said this (quotes via MMA Junkie):
“I think a couple of years,” Nurmagomedov said. “Two, three – maximum three. I think maybe two years, in my opinion, because I don’t want to fight all my life because I know it’s very hard. I know a lot of young, hungry guys are coming, and I know to always be undefeated, undisputed, is not almost impossible – I think it’s impossible.
“You can watch in history. If you watch all athletes like soccer, boxing, MMA, everywhere, one day you’re going to lose. You have to know when you need to stop. I think maybe two years.”
Nurmagomedov (28-0) is expected to face former interim champ Tony Ferguson next. The latter has won 12 straight fights and Ferguson carries a record of 25-3.