Khabib Nurmagomedov does not look like he will make a return to UFC anytime soon
Since then, the biggest topic at 155 pounds has been his UFC return. It has been tipped that he would return for a fight of the century against all-time great Georges St-Pierre.
That does not look possible anymore as both camps are shying away from a return. And UFC lightweight fighter Kevin Lee gave his two cents on this topic in an interview with MMA Junkie on YouTube.
Lee said that the promotion should just let Khabib retire for a while and use it to their advantage.
“I think they should just let the man retire. Let him retire, let him enjoy himself a little bit, let him take his mind off the game. Let the game miss him a little bit.”
Kevin Lee wants UFC to time the return of Khabib Nurmagomedov perfectly
‘The Motown Phenom’ then added in his interview that if UFC lets him take some time off, then his return fight, which Lee believes will happen, would be even bigger.
“…and when he does come back, it will make for an even bigger fight and is the one he is really looking for as a final retirement fight. I think for sure he will be back but let the man have some time.”
Some part of Lee (18-6-0) might want Khabib to delay his return so that the lightweight division is a little more open for the 28-year-old American.
Dana White is trying to mak everything happen to make ‘The Eagle’ return to the promotion. But it looks like Nurmagomedov would need a serious challenge in the lightweight division to consider a return.
Khabib has been busy with other avenues, such as watching football matches, and it will be interesting to see if he brings up talks of a return again.
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