Former UFC light-weight champion and MMA icon, Khabib Nurmagomedov, retired from the game because the undefeated and undisputed champion. The Dagestani juggernaut achieved all the things attainable in his grasp and created an aura that could possibly be matched by just a few solely.
Just lately, ‘The Eagle’ appeared for an interview. He talked about his UFC days and different stuff together with Dana White’s steady efforts to convey him again.
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – SEPTEMBER 07: Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia celebrates his submission victory over Dustin Poirier of their light-weight championship bout throughout UFC 242 at The Area on September 7, 2019 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photograph by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC through Getty Photos)
“If he was a fighter, he’d by no means hand over,” Khabib mentioned. “He could possibly be knocked off or choked however would by no means hand over on his personal. I’m constructive.”
“You understand just a few days in the past — I don’t know whether or not I can go on file, (Ali) Abdelaziz known as me just a few weeks in the past. He requested me, ‘Are you aware what Dana White requested me?’ and informed me (Dana requested), ‘Why does Khabib (Nurmagomedov) by no means ask me how a lot cash I can provide for his return?”
“I requested Abdelaziz, ‘That is the query for me by means of you or what?’ And he informed me, ‘Nah, Dana simply requested.’”
‘The Eagle’ then mentioned he has already informed many instances he gained’t be returning. He has achieved all the things there’s to be achieved.
Based on him, the administration thinks they might attract him for a giant value however that’s not the case. He concluded by saying, “I imagine they may perceive me and my alternative, finally.”
Khabib Nurmagomedov compares UFC life as being in jail
Khabib retired following his match with Justin Gaethje at UFC 254. He had misplaced his father earlier in 2020, which triggered his intentions of not combating anymore. And he determined to stay a standard life.
“I’m residing the lifetime of an strange individual, not the considered one of knowledgeable athlete,” Nurmagomedov mentioned. “I feel residing the lifetime of an athlete is considerably near being held in a jail.”
“As a result of day-after-day he has to do precisely the identical factor — practice, relaxation, then practice once more, then relaxation. It’s like residing in the identical mode, on the identical tempo, not slowing down.”
Khabib could have retired from the sport however he’s nonetheless very lively on the earth of MMA. From coaching his shut friends to opening his personal MMA promotion, he nonetheless has a lot to present again.
What did you make of Khabib’s assertion on White?
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