Khabib Nurmagomedov is known as one of the fiercest men in the UFC. Having defeated Conor McGregor at UFC 229, the two went down in the books of history for having one of the most infamous moments in the UFC as the brawl that broke out after the match resulted in both the men serving bans and paying fines. However, all hopes for a Khabib vs McGregor rematch appear to be shattered now as Khabib might just be looking forward towards retiring. Here’s a closer look:
Khabib Nurmagomedov Planning to Retire?
Known to be a tough man, Khabib Nurmagomedov showed a tender side to his personality recently when he said that he ‘hates’ his sport because all it is about is beating up people. This statement from Khabib came after the recent news that Russian Boxer Maxim Dadashev died in the ring at age 28.
Khabib knows that he is putting his body on the line every time he enters the ring and this statement from him might just be hinting at the fact that the Russian UFC legend plans to retire early. This puts the Khabib vs McGregor rematch in jeopardy!
I believe Khabib is going to retire as champion undefeated. If Dustin or Tony don’t do it nobody will. https://t.co/mkPmdpZFFR
— KM / Kevin Matthews (@Superstar_KM) July 20, 2019
Khabib vs McGregor Rematch Cancelled?
While Khabib is yet to say anything officially, the death of Maxim Dadashev is likely to have a major impact on him as he was his fellow countryman. Nevertheless, Khabib is slated to face Dustin Poirier at UFC 242 – and this is where Conor McGregor is likely to challenge him for a Khabib vs McGregor rematch. However, with these statements, one can only wonder if Khabib is planning to retire after a win at UFC 242.