Khabib Nurmagomedov is retired to stay there. Oh really.
In a podcast interview Hotboxin ‘with Mike TysonNurmagomedov’s manager Ali Abdulaziz revealed that the former UFC champ continues to receive fight offers, but even the most tempting offers are not enough to convince him to backtrack on his decision.
Abdel Aziz said, “Two weeks or about 10 days ago, Dana White (President of the Union of Powers) called me. He told me,“ George Saint-Pierre said he would face Khabib at 165 pounds without any title at stake. ”Somehow, George waited. I love George. He is my friend. I love George … We have waited for George for four or five years. “I am coming back, I will not come back …”. [St-Pierre] He said: Oh, Khabib is retired, and I am retired, so why don’t you go back and confront Khubayb now? “
Nurmagomedov and his late father have always wanted to confront Saint-Pierre, whom they consider one of the best fighters in history. Since Nurmagomedov announced his retirement as a surprise to everyone after beating Justin Gethje at UFC 254, White has made several attempts to persuade Nurmagomedov to return to the Octagon to compete against Conor McGregor or Saint-Pierre, but without success.
Even the huge show from outside the UFC didn’t convince Nurmagomedov to backtrack on his retirement plans.
Abdel Aziz added, “He offered Habib $ 100 million after his retirement to confront Floyd Mayweather.” $ 100 million. $ 100 million. You can ask Floyd. You can ask anyone. Khabib replied, “No, I am retired. I told my mother that I am retired. I will fulfill the promise I made to my mother. If my mother asked me to fight again, I would probably do. But right now, she told me, ‘I don’t fight.”