Undefeated UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov basically retired after his victory at UFC 254 over Justin Gaethje due to a promise he made to his mother after losing his father. However, interestingly enough he has not forfeited the title or been asked to relinquish the belt by the UFC.
UFC President Dana White seems to think Khabib has at least one more fight in him, and that he can convince him to do it. If anyone can talk Khabib into it, it’s Dana White.
White and Nurmagomedov met yesterday for a closed-door meeting.
Here we go… @TeamKhabib pic.twitter.com/ToOMzjjYkI
Several hours ago White said he will be on ABC today at 3 PM EST to make an announcement about Khabib’s future.
Met with UFC Lightweight Champion @TeamKhabib last night. Will announce his decision LIVE on ABC at 3pm ET #InAbuDhabi @visitabudhabi pic.twitter.com/ztNmrSEBQw