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Daniel Cormier thinks Khabib Nurmagomedov may honour father’s want by returning to UFC and arrange Conor McGregor rematch


UFC legend Daniel Cormier believes Khabib Nurmagomedov could also be tempted out of retirement for a Conor McGregor rematch,

The Russian walked away from blended martial arts after promising his mom that his bout with Justin Gaethje can be his final.

Khabib Nurmagomedov confirmed his retirement immediately after defeating Justin Gaethje

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Khabib Nurmagomedov confirmed his retirement instantly after defeating Justin Gaethje

The Eagle mentioned he didn’t need to combat with out his late father, Abdulmanap, in his nook anymore, and he left the UFC as light-weight champion and a with an ideal report of 29-0.

Nonetheless, Dana White believes there’s a probability Khabib would possibly return to the octagon to honour his father’s dream of reaching 30-0.

Moreover, it was his father’s dream to see his son face Georges St-Pierre.

Daniel Cormier, a former teammate of Khabib’s, advised EPSN he thinks the 32-year-old is a person of his phrase, however might be tempted.

“I believe that if you happen to’re Dana White, you’re saying what it’s essential to,” mentioned Cormier. “Hope that that’s what Khabib needs to do.

“I believe if you happen to’re Dana White and the UFC, you’re hopeful that’s what Khabib needs to do, however like I mentioned final week, if Khabib Nurmagomedov offers his phrase, typically that’s a truth.

Khabib has trained with Daniel Cormier at Team AKA in the past

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Khabib has skilled with Daniel Cormier at Staff AKA up to now

“Now, would I be shocked with the financial affect {that a} combat he may have may deliver that would deliver him again? No, and I might not decide him for that if he got here again.

“He’s 32 years previous for God’s sake and he can nonetheless beat everyone on this planet. However there are issues that if he says it’s his phrase, I take him at that.”

McGregor is all however set to tackle Dustin Poirier in January nevertheless it is not going to be for the interim light-weight title as Khabib, regardless of his retirement, is but to be stripped.
Nonetheless, ought to McGregor win, one has to suppose his subsequent combat can be for the title after which a mouth-watering prospect unfolds.

McGregor and Khabib seemed destined to fight again one day after their lucrative first bout at UFC 229

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McGregor and Khabib appeared destined to combat once more in the future after their profitable first bout at UFC 229

“Might you think about if McGregor will get maintain of the interim championship and now you go to Khabib and go, ‘Hey, October, Abu Dhabi, you and McGregor once more, boatloads of cash?’

“As a result of now, you’re Khabib, you walked away, you could possibly say, ‘I need extra,’ and there’s probability you’ll in all probability get extra as a result of that’s a house run.

“It’s a house run, you and McGregor.”





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