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Khabib Nurmagomedov expects new lightweight champion to be crowned at UFC257 – MMA Sports

Dana White doesn’t seem to convince a lot of luck
Habib Nurmagomedov To make a comeback when they meet in Abu Dhabi next month.

In an interview with
Match TV
Nurmagomedov said he was hoping for a new lightweight champion to be crowned. Conor McGregor And Dustin Poirier It will be square on January 23rd with the UFC257 headliner.

“Top 3 [lightweight] Fighter now? Nurmagomedov said (
RT sports
). “Poirier, McGregor, [Islam] Makhachev.he
[Makhachev] Not yet in the top five, but they are the best fighters.

“My belt is robbed by the winners of Dustin and Connor.”

Nurmagomedov announces retirement following victory
Justin Gaethje At the UFC 254 headliner in October of this year. Many expected Nurmagomedov to fight again in the hope of ending his career with a 30-0 record to fulfill the wishes of his deceased father, Nurmagomedov. Revealed that he had promised his mother to retire after the match. Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov died earlier this year from complications associated with COVID-19.

The UFC hasn’t vacated a lightweight title and hasn’t announced McGregor Poirier’s championship status yet. White may still have the hope of persuading him to return to Nurmagomedov.

“I think it’s deep in his heart that his dad wants to reach 30-0. He knew he wanted it, so he wants to achieve it. I think “white
Said recently
.. “But we will see. He and I are together
[in January] And speak. He may not want to fight, I don’t know the answer to that. But I’m a little sure I can talk to him. “

Nurmagomedov admitted that he had a preliminary conversation with White about his return, but the Dagestan star does not seem to be particularly interested in that possibility.

“We are in contact with Dana White. We didn’t discuss why the belt wasn’t open,” Nurmagomedov said. TASS). “It looks like they want me to come back. I’ve been in the league for nine years, but already have history and fans, and their desires are clear. I’m back home, conditions I will not hide the fact that I offer to provide fighters. I will meet and discuss with Dana soon. I don’t want to be able to come back. “


– MMA Sports

Khabib Nurmagomedov expects new lightweight champion to be crowned at UFC257

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