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Daniel Cormier about the retirement of Khabib Nurmagomedov: “I just take my buddy to his words” – MMA Sports

Former two-part UFC champion Daniel Cormier doesn’t know what the future holds for his longtime friend and training partner UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. That said, he takes the announcement of the champion’s retirement seriously.

Nurmagomedov announced his retirement after defeating Justin Gaethje in October.

“This was my last fight,” Nurmagomedov, visibly emotional, said in a post-fight interview while Cormier was looking from the commentary desk on the cage side. “Today is the final fight in the UFC.”

Despite the announcement, Nurmagomedov has not yet vacated a lightweight title. This seems to be because UFC President Dana White wants to fight again.

Cormier has UFC and the majority of fans Expect it Nurmagomedov will reconsider his retirement plan, but he is taking his friend’s announcement at face value.

“It gets very difficult when I have to answer these questions because the UFC knows why they want to get him back. You want everyone to get him back,” Cormier said. Told. SCMP MMA Recently.

“But in reality, I just catch my companion in his words,” Cormier added. “If he says he’s not fighting, he’s not fighting. If he says he’ll come back, he’ll come back.”

Cormier wants only the best for Nurmagomedov, but he admits he wants to see his friends return to the Octagon.

“I care about that person’s Habib,” Cormier said. “I don’t really care if he’s fighting or not. Of course, I want him to fight, it’s always fun to see him prepare and compete.

“It would be great for the UFC if he competed again, but if not, I love him as much as he does when he’s an active competitor.”

Daniel Cormier retired just months before Habib Nurmagomedov after a shortage in the heavyweight championship trilogy battle with Stipe Miocic.

This article first appeared BJPENN.COM


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Daniel Cormier about the retirement of Khabib Nurmagomedov: “I just take my buddy to his words”

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