Everyone seems to be speaking about whether or not Khabib Nurmagomedov goes to return or not.
After we thought we had been going to get a call yesterday, UFC president Dana White basically received a ‘possibly’ from The Eagle and he stays the light-weight champion.
The Russian says he needs to attend and see which light-weight impresses him subsequent weekend at UFC 257 with the highest two fights on the cardboard that includes world-class lightweights, together with Conor McGregor.
Khabib’s final outing got here in opposition to Justin Gaethje final October at UFC 254. The 29-Zero fighter submitted Gaethje within the second spherical, however he opened as much as White throughout their assembly concerning the hilarious trash-talk that went on throughout their combat.
White was requested if Max Holloway – who had a shocking victory over Calvin Kattar on Saturday – was the best fighter within the UFC.
“You realize what’s humorous once you say that about Max, and it’s so true, I used to be with Khabib final night time and he was telling me – and I didn’t know this, possibly you guys did – all of the stuff that him and Gaethje had been speaking about throughout their combat,” White informed the media on the post-show press convention.
“Gaethje hit him with a few photographs and he thought Gaethje seemed form of bizarre so he pointed at him and stated ‘you have got jet-lag’ in the midst of the combat.
“Gaethje stated ‘no, I don’t’ and hit him with an uppercut and a left-hook, then Khabib stated one thing to him once more and he leg kicked him.
“After which I assume when he took him down, Khabib was on prime of him, he stated ‘now what are you going to do?’ and he’s telling me all this s*** these two are speaking about throughout their combat. To begin with, the combat didn’t go that lengthy, I don’t understand how a lot o a dialog they may of had! However, Holloway is a type of guys too.”
White says he’ll meet with Khabib once more after UFC 257 again in Las Vegas after which we’ll get a closing choice.