UFC President Dana White Habib Nurmagomedov He decides to go back to the octagon, but said he wouldn’t keep the division if the current UFC lightweight champion chooses not to make a comeback.
White spoke with Jim Roam at to reveal that the pair is being prepared for another meeting in Las Vegas. UFC 257Here, the pair discusses lightweight and sees if in 2021 an option emerged that could persuade the Russian star to return to the cage.
“He’s coming to Las Vegas and he and I’re going for dinner,” White revealed. “He said,’The only thing I don’t do is that I never endure the division, so if I decide I’m not going to fight one of these guys, I’ll retire ( And) the belt can move forward. “
White said the circumstances and pressures surrounding Nurmagomedov’s victory over Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 last October made him rush to leave the sport.
“I feel like he decided to retire under a lot of pressure. His dad just died, he was in the camp so he didn’t spend time with his family. He got injured and had a hard time losing weight because of the injury. He went in, fought the fight and I think he made an emotional decision, so which one this weekend Let’s see how it is done. “
White clearly believes that if Nurmagomedov (29-0 MMA, 13-0 UFC) presents the right challenge, he is likely to set back his decision. Prior to the UFC257, the UFC boss held responsibility for its rival, the lightweight Dustin Poirier. Conor McGregor, Michael Chandler and Dan Hooker go out on the night of the battle and give a compelling reason to return to Habib.
“He still wants to fight,” White said. “He’s watching” I defeated all these guys. What is your next challenge for me? Let’s see what happens this weekend and if anyone looks really good. “
– MMA Sports
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