Khabib Nurmagomedov has ruled out the possibility of coming out of retirement for a grappling match. “The Eagle” firmly said “Leave me alone” in response to the question.
During a recent media melee, Khabib Nurmagomedov answered several questions from the Russian media. One concerned the recent wrestling superfight between Yusuf Raisov and Murad Machaev, which took place at the Eagle Fighting Championship (EFC) 40. The fight ended in a draw.
A reporter noted that since Machaev of Dagestan could be considered a fighter in the school of teachings of Khabib’s father, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, perhaps “The Eagle” would like to take on Yusuf Raisov himself.
Khabib Nurmagomedov responded by saying:
“As for the competitions, I finished a long time ago. Leave me alone. We have some great guys in the gym who can compete.
In addition, Khabib Nurmagomedov has indicated that he will organize exciting fights with other fighters.
“We’ll see. We’re going to have some interesting fights. Kamal and Sergey Zhatkin didn’t like them to struggle. I don’t know why. I think they add colors. It depends on the region where you fight. grappling. I think a lot of people in Almetevsk don’t understand grappling. That’s my point of view. They came to see MMA. But in Moscow and Dagestan, I think they will understand grappling better. people know the rules, you have to choose where to hold the event.
Find Khabib’s interview on the FIGHTING FLASHBACK YouTube channel below:
Khabib Nurmagomedov retired from MMA in 2020
Khabib Nurmagomedov’s last fight was a second-round submission victory over Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 last October. After the victory, Khabib announced his retirement from the sport of MMA.
Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father passed away last July. The mother of the former UFC lightweight champion later asked him to retire. Khabib noted that his mother did not want him to continue his MMA career without his father by his side. As a result, Khabib only competed once after his father died.
At present, Khabib Nurmagomedov has a successful career as a fight promoter and entrepreneur. ‘The Eagle’ also serves as a part-time trainer, helping his friends and teammates train for their fights.