UFC president Dana White offers Khabib Nurmagomedov blockbuster fight against Georges St-Pierre to lure him out of retirement… but Russian says NO and insists ‘I’m really finished’ having not fought since October
- Khabib Nurmagomedov announced his retirement last year at the age of 32
- But that has not stopped UFC supremo Dana White trying to lure him back
- Khabib revealed that White offered him a fight against legend Georges St-Pierre
- But the Russian insisted he really is retired after his last win versus Justin Gaethje
Khabib Nurmagomedov has revealed that UFC president Dana White offered him a blockbuster fight with Georges St-Pierre – but the Russian said no and insisted he is staying retired.
Khabib, who is undefeated following a 29-0 career, last fought in October 2020 when he stopped Justin Gaethje and immediately announced plans to call it a day.
Yet despite that announcement, that hasn’t stopped the rumour-mill swirling for Khabib to return to the cage and the 32-year-old Russian says that White is still trying to lure him back to UFC, even offering him a bout against Canadian 40-year-old St-Pierre, who himself last fought in November 2017.
Khabib Nurmagomedov says Dana White offered him a dream fight with Georges St-Pierre
But White’s attempts have been in van after Khabib confirmed he wishes to stay retired
‘[Dana] sent me a message and said, “Hey, Georges St-Pierre wants to fight with you”‘ Nurmagomedov told MMA Junkie.
‘I said, “What can I do?” I don’t know. I’m finished, you know? I think Georges is finished, too, you know.
‘Let this guy be a legend. He’s 40 years old and I don’t understand why he has to fight. I think he has money, too. I’m finished. I’m really finished.’
‘I’m only 32 years old. People are going to talk about this [for] maybe the next seven [or] eight years.
Khabib produced a first-class performance to beat Justin Gaethje in his final fight in October
‘Because for MMA, a lot of guys on the top are 37, 38, 39. They’re still on the top. People are going to talk about this until that day comes I think.’
Khabib defeated Gaethje in Abu Dhabi with a inspired second-round chokehold, while he has previously beaten Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier in previous mouthwatering pay-per-view shows.
Since retiring, Khabib has actually set up his own MMA promotion, known as Eagle FC, and has been showing off his football skills on his Instagram.
Share this article
Source: Read Full Article