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Is Khabib Nurmagomedov returning to UFC? Daniel Cormier, Dana White, and legend’s coach and supervisor on potential comeback and George St-Pierre combat

As Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 quickly approaches, the questions over Khabib Nurmagomedov’s future come up on the similar time.

Many had thought this conflict between McGregor and Poirier, seven years on from their first assembly which McGregor received, may be for the light-weight title after Khabib retired following his defeat of Justin Gaethje final October.

Khabib announced his retirement immediately after defeating Justin Gaethje

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Khabib introduced his retirement instantly after defeating Justin Gaethje

Nonetheless, it’s not.

Regardless of retiring, Khabib has not vacated the title but and UFC president Dana White has revealed he’s assembly with the Russian the week of the UFC 257 showdown.

So, will the unbeaten legend actually return to the game?

Khabib’s coach, Javier Mendez says he genuinely has no concept.

“We by no means mentioned something,” mentioned Mendez. “He by no means instructed me he was going to retire. I by no means knew he was gonna retire, and we by no means talked about it.

“Okay, should you’re retired, you’re retired. For those who’re not, you’re not. I’m with you it doesn’t matter what. So if he says coach, let’s get coaching, we’ll get coaching.

UFC president Dana White tells CBS Sports activities Radio that he has been speaking to Khabib Nurmagomedov and thinks he’ll come again to make it 30-0

“I by no means mentioned ‘are you actually retired’ with him, so I actually can’t say sure he’s retired or no he’s not retired, as a result of I by no means actually had that dialog with him.”

Nonetheless, Khabib’s supervisor Ali Abdelaziz believes there’s at the very least one combat UFC might make for Khabib that may tempt him again.

He mentioned: “Actually, I feel if George St-Pierre is severe about coming again, that’s a combat I might see it taking place, that may get Khabib out.”

Each Khabib and GSP have beforehand mentioned they need that combat and it was Khabib’s late father’s dream for them to sq. off. He additionally wished to see his son attain 30-0, with Khabib retiring one win away from that report.

Daniel Cormier, a teammate of Khabib’s since 2012, believes the GSP combat is the way in which to get The Eagle again as properly.

“It must be Georges St-Pierre,” Cormier mentioned. “I imagine {that a} huge combat is what he would need with the intention to simply show himself. Such as you mentioned, Khabib Nurmagomedov is simply making an attempt to make historical past and a win over Georges St-Pierre would do precisely that for him.”

Khabib beat Gaethje to end his career 29-0

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Khabib beat Gaethje to finish his profession 29-0

White has remained respectful of Khabib’s choice to give up UFC.

The 32-year-old mentioned he promised his mom he wouldn’t combat once more after his defeat of Gaethje, and in addition revealed he didn’t wish to combat with out his father in his nook anymore.

Nonetheless, White has additionally maintained that whereas Khabib stays even remotely open to returning, he’ll strive his finest to get him again.

In an interview with TMZ Sports activities, the UFC president mentioned: “The reality is, [Khabib] shouldn’t be dedicated to something. What he has dedicated to is assembly with me subsequent month [at Fight Island].

“We’re gonna learn how persuasive I could be. I’ll guess on me each time.”

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