Retired former champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is ready for a reply from Dana White after he gave the UFC president some recommendation on what to do together with his at present vacant light-weight title.
Charles Oliveira not too long ago misplaced his 155lb title on the size after failing to make championship weight earlier than his UFC 274 predominant occasion match-up towards Justin Gaethje.
‘Do Bronx’ proved he’s nonetheless one of the best light-weight in MMA when he rapidly submitted Gaethje in Arizona earlier this month, however now the division is in a state of flux and and not using a champion.
The previous light-weight king, Nurmagomedov, is at present campaigning for his teammate and pal, Islam Makhachev to get a title shot.
Makhachev boasts a 22-1 skilled MMA document and is driving a 10-fight win streak within the UFC, however is but to beat anybody within the light-weight top-10.
Regardless of that, Khabib is adamant his long-time coaching companion ought to compete for the 155lb title subsequent, though it’s at present unclear if the UFC boss agrees.
“Truthfully, that is first time since we began speaking to one another that he don’t reply to me,” Nurmagomedov instructed ESPN. “
“I ship him message saying ‘No means another person can battle for the title. Islam needs to be there.’ He don’t reply. I believe he busy, perhaps. It’s OK. All people make mistake. He’s going to return again stronger.”
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‘The Eagle’ says his fighter is prepared to journey to Oliveira’s dwelling nation to win the belt by beating the submission specialist at his personal recreation.
“I hear Charles Oliveira’s coach say, ‘Come to Brazil.’ No drawback. Ship us location, he stated.
“We’ll go to Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, no drawback. We’ll go there two weeks earlier than battle, hire some large home, include large group, make weight — not like Charles Oliveira — and we’re going to complete Charles Oliveira on his recreation, on the bottom, on Brazilian land.”
No matter how Oliveira vs. Makhachev performs out, Nurmagomedov insists he is not going to be returning to the game after retiring undefeated in 2020.
“If he beat Islam, after all I’m going to really feel dangerous,” he stated.
“In fact, I’m going to really feel dangerous, however no means folks can speak about, ‘Khabib goes to return again.’ Please, depart me alone. Let these guys battle. It is a totally different time, totally different fighters.”