UFC All eyes on McGregor
UFC president Dana White has confirmed that Khabib Nurmagomedov could be back in the organisation, but the Russian does have one condition if he is to make a u-turn on retirement.
Khabib made the shock decision to hang up his gloves after submitting Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 in October. Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier go head-to-head at UFC 257, and that fight will be the key to the Russian’s return.
“Basically the way that he feels right now is, he’s accomplished everything he set out to accomplish,’ White told ESPN.
“He thought that [Charles] Oliveira looked really good in his last fight against Tony Ferguson. So next Saturday we’ve got the McGregor-Poirier fight and [Michael] Chandler and [Dan] Hooker on there.
“So his words to me were,’I’m going to watch this fight. I would never tie up the division. These guys do something spectacular, show me something spectacular and make me want to come back and fight’.
“So I have a feeling that if somebody delivers, if these guys can do something special, Khabib will fight them.”
“Show me something spectacular and make me want to come back and fight.”@danawhite explained to @Jon_Anik what @TeamKhabib told him during their meeting, addressing the lightweights fighting at #UFC257pic.twitter.com/oFr4TmCNI3
? ESPN MMA (@espnmma) January 16, 2021