UFC President announced his intention to persuade Nurmagomedov for another fight

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President of the Absolute Fighting Championship (UFC) Dana White spoke about his intention to persuade the Russian lightweight fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov to hold another fight. This was announced on Sunday, January 10, by the ESPN TV channel.

According to the head of the UFC, he wants to hold a meeting with the retired Russian on Fight Island, during which he plans to convince him to hold another fight.

“I don’t know how this meeting will go, but I will try my best to persuade him for another fight. Although as a fan of martial arts, I want him to fight ten more times, “- quotes the words of White RT.

He did not say who could become the opponent of the Russian fighter. At the same time, the promoter emphasized that if Nurmagomedov wished to leave the championship forever, “then it should be so,” the Zvezda TV channel notes.

The head of the UFC added that Nurmagomedov made enough money not to work for the rest of his life, but “he is still capable of doing what will allow him to continue making incredible money.”

Nurmagomedov, 32, announced his retirement on October 24 after winning the fight against Justin Gaethje in Abu Dhabi, UAE at UFC 254. He still holds the UFC lightweight title. According to the “Federal News Agency”, the Russian citizen’s immediate plans are to open a martial arts school in the Russian Federation. He wants to call her after his late father Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov.

On January 2, it was reported that Khabib Nurmagomedov could resume his sports career for a fight with former UFC champion in two weight categories Georges Saint-Pierre. On December 28, the athlete himself said that the UFC offered him to resume his career.

In total, Nurmagomedov has 29 victories and not a single defeat. Tournaments on “Boytsovsky Island” are scheduled for January 16, 20 and 23. As part of the last tournament, a duel will take place between Irishman Conor McGregor and American Dustin Poirier, and Khabib Nurmagomedov’s cousin will perform there.

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