When Khabib Nurmagomedov determined to finish his preventing profession almost two years in the past, he was arguably essentially the most completed and most dominant UFC light-weight champion of his time. “The Eagle” walked away from the game with a 29-0 document by placing the formidable Justin Gaethje to sleep within the second spherical of their UFC 254 headliner.
Since then, the 33-year-old Dagestani has kept that door closed to deal with different endeavors. However for bantamweight contender Sean O’Malley, there might be different the reason why Khabib selected to remain away.
In his latest look on Canal Encarada, “Sugar” Sean spoke concerning the hypothetical but very hyped matchup between Khabib and former champion Charles Oliveira.
“That’s the one fascinating struggle that I want to see if Khabib got here again within the division. Everybody else, I believe Khabib form of mauls. I believe Charles is the one one that may actually give Khabib issues,” he mentioned.
“Who is aware of? Possibly that’s why Khabib stepped away. Possibly he noticed (and mentioned) ‘I don’t need that man.’”
Khabib’s long-time buddy and coaching companion Islam Makhachev is predicted to fill in for his absence to face “Do Bronx.” Oliveira, nevertheless, is leaning towards a fight against Conor McGregor whereas he waits for Makhachev to face “massive names” at 155 kilos.