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Khabib Nurmagomedov breaks silence on potential UFC return

Khabib Nurmagomedov, UFC

Legendary UFC fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov hung up the gloves in 2020 after beating Justin Gaethje. Considering he’s only 32, many believed that he would eventually make his way back to the Octagon. However, that doesn’t seem to be the case.

Khabib was out in LA over the weekend, with TMZ Sports asking him about a potential return to the UFC. He quickly shut that idea down.

“No,” he said when asked if he’d return. “No. No. No. No. No.”

Since retiring, he’s been serving as an MMA coach and apparently loves to thrill of seeing his fighters succeed. By not stepping in the ring again, Khabib is keeping a promise to his mother after his father tragically passed away last summer from COVID-19.

Khabib will go down as one of the best UFC athletes to ever live, going a perfect 29-0 in his career, including eight knockouts. Unfortunately, this means we won’t see another bout between him and Conor McGregor, who both absolutely hate each other.

McGregor recently posted on social media about Khabib’s late father, but it’s been deleted since. However, that surely made the Eagle extremely pissed but it doesn’t look like it’s going to make him step into the Octagon again for a rematch after Khabib beat the Irishman in 2018.