It was not straightforward for Khabib Nurmagomedov to stroll away from the game with the UFC light-weight championship faraway from his waist.
The UFC light-weight championship is formally vacated after Khabib Nurmagomedov’s retirement has lastly been acknowledged by Dana White and the UFC. It took a number of conferences and months of hypothesis on if Nurmagomedov would reverse course, however we now have our solutions at light-weight. A brand new champion will probably be topped at UFC 262 when Charles Oliveira and Michael Chandler compete for the title.
Earlier than the struggle was made official, Dana White & Khabib Nurmagomedov met one final time. Making an look on the UFC 260 weigh-in present, Khabib offered particulars on what was stated within the newest assembly between himself and Dana White.
“Within the final assembly, he come and he say, ‘Hey, what we gonna do?’ I say ‘Nothing modified. Nothing modified. And simply my opinion, light-weight division need to go on.’ I used to be like, ‘I don’t wish to maintain division. My determination (hasn’t modified). And I hope you gonna perceive me as a result of if somebody don’t wish to struggle, if somebody completed, you need to depart him alone. What do you consider this?’ Nurmagomedov narrated with a smile.
“And Dana Say, OK, I’ve name. He name and he say, (mimicking telephone held to ear) ‘This struggle is official.’ He discuss Charles Oliveira vs. Michael Chandler, and he was ready for my reply.’”
Khabib’s Stinging Realization Of Having LW Title Vacated
Khabib admitted that it’s not straightforward to say no to Dana White. White might attempt persuading with a pleasant disposition or he might play onerous ball. However in the long run, Khabib describes the dialog as an “trustworthy, actual discuss” between males. After Oliveira/Chandler was finalized, the now former light-weight champion admitted to a tinge of bitterness that accompanied the belief that his reign and profession had been formally over.
“After assembly, I really feel somewhat bit unhappy as a result of formally they (vacated) light-weight title,” Khabib confessed. “Even (although) I’m retired, inside my coronary heart, I actually love competitors. I actually love this.”
Khabib lately reiterated his causes for retiring are out of consideration to his mom and since he feels he has achieved all the pieces he got down to do. At solely 32 and with a love for competitors that he admits continues to be burning, a return for The Eagle down the road would definitely be on the milder finish of the “by no means say by no means” spectrum.
What are your ideas on Khabib’s feedback and ideas on his most up-to-date assembly with Dana White?