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18 May


UFC will not be able to convince Khabib Nurmagomedov to resume his career

The athlete does not want to be uncertain in the division because of him

Khabib Nurmagomedov Photo: UFC

/NOVOSTIVL/ The owner of the Absolute Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight belt, Khabib Nurmagomedov, said that he did everything for his sport and the leadership of the promotion would not convince him to resume his career. Nurmagomedov told reporters about this.

"I would like to have certainty. I have already said my decision, I did everything I need in this sport. I said yes or no. I do not want everything to be simple because of me and everything is fixated on me. ", - said Nurmagomedov.

But a UFC champion can do a grappling match.

"It can cause some kind of excitement," Nurmagomedov said. "It can gather a good audience, draw attention to the league. But so far there are no such plans, because the schedule is very tight. But under the contract I can fight, there are no problems."

In October 2020, the Russian defeated American Justin Gajee in the second round and announced his retirement, explaining this decision with a promise made to his mother. Nurmagomedov became the UFC champion in April 2018, defeating American Al Iaquinta by unanimous decision. He defended the title three times - in fights against Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier and Gaethje.