Russian UFC champ Khabib Nurmagomedov has actually sent out social networks into a craze by exposing that he will hold a press conference to reveal his strategies on Wednesday– sustaining speculation that his retirement could be over currently.
Lightweight king Nurmagomedov positioned with a belt and looked into the cam for the marketing image for the mystical press conference in Moscow, when he is anticipated to make a statement about his future.
UFC president Dana White has actually consistently firmly insisted that he anticipates Nurmagomedov’s retirement from Mixed Martial Arts to be momentary, although “The Eagle” just recently informed a group of youths that he was focused on his extensive interests beyond the sport, consisting of studying, farming and organization financial investments.
Exactly a month after stating his departure from the UFC, Nurmagomedov exposed on Tuesday that he had a conference with White set up in their very first conversation because he beat Justin Gaethje to safeguard his crown.
Nurmagomedov informed fans that he was stopping in an extremely psychological shock statement following the battle, coming at completion of a rough year in which he lost his coach, coach and daddy, Abdulmanap, to issues emerging from the coronavirus.
“I had a goal to reach the summit and I got there,” Nurmagomedov informed the children. “Further, I have no competitive interest.”
White has actually stated that he anticipates Nurmagomedov to a minimum of extend his record to a best 30-fight streak, making the possible clash for the belt in between ex-champions Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier a non-title battle in January.
The Dagestani has likewise apparently still been observing doping tests performed amongst active fighters, stiring reports that he could return on his choice at any point.
Speaking simply a week earlier in the general public look recorded by DHT Sport, the 32-year-old flatly accepted that there would “always be rumors” about his return.
“Dana White or other promoters who could replace him will always want me to fight,” he sighed.
“It’s all about big money, views and media coverage, so I am sure they will keep chasing me.
“They constantly desire the program to go on however I have no strategies to continue combating.”
White read from a list detailing Nurmagomedov’s vast global appeal at the start of the final press conference before UFC 254 in Abu Dhabi, demonstrating why he is desperate for the most feared name in the sport to resume action.
Nurmagomedov was in Abu Dhabi again on Friday, helping fellow Russian lightweight Islam Mamedov prepare for his fight with Martun Mezhlumyan at UAE Warriors 14 and providing a typically motivational message for his following of almost 26 million on Instagram.
“Training, flights, weight-loss, competitive enjoyment and the entire procedure that we go through,” he wrote.
“In basic, I wish to state we do not lose focus.”
A litany of fighters have claimed they are keen to challenge Nurmagomedov should he return, including long-time antagonist Tony Ferguson, who has announced he will face Charles Oliveira at UFC 256 next month, and former Bellator champion Michael Chandler, who was the understudy for the bout with Gaethje.
Despite the presence of the belt in the photo and his possible negotiations with White in the last 72 hours, the press conference could just as feasibly be about one of Nurmagomedov’s high-profile new ventures.
Last week, Nurmagomedov revealed that he was stepping into the telecoms industry by launching a new operator, “Eagle Mobile”.