Khabib Nurmagomedov had retired from the UFC in 2020 after defeating Justin Gaethje at UFC 254. Since his retirement, the Dagestani has moved on to promote his fighting organization known as EFC. However, he is still a part of UFC as Khabib is helping his fellow countrymen by training them and standing in their corner during the fights.
Moving on, the Russian Fighter is often asked whether he would return to MMA or any type of combat sports. Another question that interviewers ask Khabib is to give his opinion about a certain fight. As a result, The Eagle gave his prediction for the trilogy fight between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor in an interview. “Like I said before, I think if it goes past the 1st round. Well, I think Conor takes the 1st round. If it goes past the 1st, it’s Poirier’s.”
The Russian Fighter strongly believes that Dustin Poirier will win this fight against Conor McGregor. But he has also spoken highly about McGregor’s ability in the initial rounds of the fight against any opponent. Khabib had also predicted earlier this month that Dustin Poirier will end up defeating Charles Oliveira and win the UFC lightweight belt.
Khabib Nurmagomedov is missing fighting according to his coach Javier Mendez
Khabib Nurmagomedov took a very strange decision when he chose to retire at the absolute best form of his life. Ever since his retirement Dana White has been trying to convince Khabib to come back in the UFC. However, the Eagle has taken a firm stand on his decision. But his coach Javier Mendez recently revealed in an interview with BetwayInsider that the Russian Fighter still misses the fight game.
“I guess you could say he wants to fight again – but absolutely not because his mother would have to give him permission before any of that. I mean, he misses training, he misses coaching.
“I took it as he misses being around me and coaching. Our relationship is more than fighting, that goes beyond fighting. It’s not a relationship like: ‘Okay I’m done with my career, you know, my coach and I were just distant friends.’ No. We’re family, we grew with each other.
“They’re family to me and we’ll be in each other’s lives for the rest of our lives.” In the end, the decision lies with Khabib Nurmagomedov himself whether he would make a comeback for one last fight.