Dana White plans to fight Habib Nurmagomedov “again as strongly as possible” – MMA Sports

Long-awaited meeting time with Dana White Habib Nurmagomedov Is approaching rapidly, and the UFC president is determined that the lightweight champion will finally step into the Octagon again.

“I’m obviously meeting him because I think he should fight again,” White said.
.. “Look at what he did Justin Gaethje [in October].. See what he did to all the enemies he faced. … I think he should fight again and I will put pressure on him again. “

Nurmagomedov has announced that he has retired in a cage after defeating Gaethje at UFC 254 because he promised his mother before the match. The Dagestan star endured the difficult 2020, losing his father and coach Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov due to complications associated with COVID-19. UFC hasn’t vacated Nurmagomedov’s lightweight title, but “Eagle”
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That he expects a winner Conor McGregorDustin Poirier The UFC257 headliner won the £ 155 king.

However, White believes Nurmagomedov will return to fulfill his father’s desire to end his MMA career with a 30-0 record.

“As a promoter, you always want to meet the best man in the world, but at the same time, when he wants to retire, he probably should,” White said. “The difference with a guy like Habib is that he’s experienced a lot and losing his dad was a big blow to him, but he still wants him to hit 30-0. did.”

The possibility of an Irish rematch with McGregor if he defeats Poirier in the UFC 257 is also important. Nurmagomedov first met McGregor at UFC 229 in the best-selling pay-per-view, hurt by bad blood and post-fighting brawls. Pay-per-view of promotional history with about 2.4 million purchases.

Another battle between the two rivals is arguably the UFC’s blockbuster business, which alone provides enough incentive for White to try to bring Nurmagomedov back to the Octagon.

“No matter what I personally think of Connor Conor McGregor Not only is it one of the best in the world, it’s also one of the best ever, “says White. “And now he’s more focused than ever. I don’t know if this will be the same Connor after the Battle of Poirier, but if this Connor continues next year, let Habib vs. Connor do it again. Hmm? “

– MMA Sports

Dana White plans to fight Habib Nurmagomedov “again as strongly as possible” Dana White plans to fight Habib Nurmagomedov “again as strongly as possible”

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