Clearly, White has been doing everything imaginable to get Khabib back in the UFC. After all, he's one of the most decorated fighters of all-time, going a perfect 29-0 in his career. At 32-years-old, he's likely in his prime, but the Russian doesn't have anything left to prove.
White offered more insight on the situation:
“I think he’s sliding into this coach’s role. You know, he went undefeated in his career and retired undefeated, and now he’s undefeated as a coach too. So, Khabib has had nothing but success, he continues to be successful, and I think he’s moving on to that next chapter of his life.”
I mean, it's understandable. While I'm sure Khabib would love to beat Conor McGregor silly one more time, he's found a new passion in watching up-and-coming fighters develop and compete.
You know if Dana White is shutting down the possibility of a return, then it's probably not happening.