Khabib Nurmagomedov will go down as one of the greatest mixed martial artists in the history of UFC. Khabib’s dominance in the lightweight division can only be compared to the likes of Georges St Pierre and Jon Jones at their respective divisions. He has notable victories over some of the most prominent names in the lightweight division including Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor, Khabib Nurmagomedov has already cemented himself as the greatest lightweight fighter to ever hail the octagon. Nurmagomedov has already expressed his wish to retire from the sport after another fight following his title defense at UFC 254.
However, there is a possibility that Khabib could move up to Welterweight to face Georges St Pierre in a legacy fight to determine the greatest mixed martial artist of all time. Earlier, Georges St Pierre expressed his concerns over competing at the lightweight division, having previously held the world title at the Welterweight and the Middleweight division.
Khabib Nurmagomedov wants to retire as a Lightweight
Khabib Nurmagomedov shared his thoughts on moving up to Welterweight and revealed that he has no interest in jumping weight class. He stated that he has ruled the lightweight division for almost a decade, and would like to retire as a lightweight fighter.
“I am a natural lightweight. My career in the UFC started as lightweight and will end here. I don’t want to jump to other divisions, I don’t want to experiment. I have been doing very well in the lightweight division for eight years. And I want to finish my career in this weight category.” Khabib said.
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Khabib made it clear that he has no interest in jumping weight class. He believes that he has been faring extremely well at the lightweight division and would like to end his MMA career at the same weight class. Khabib Nurmagomedov is the undisputed king of the lightweight division. He is scheduled to take on Justin Gaethje in a title unification bout for the UFC lightweight championship at UFC 254. Khabib will finally make his return after being away from the octagon for over a year. Khabib’s last fight inside the octagon came in September of the last year, where he submitted Dustin Poirier to successfully defend his title belt at UFC 242.