UFC president Dana White says something special for Khabib Nurmagomedov next if he can beat Justin Gaethje
Khabib is not sure about his motivation to fight UFC 254. The only thing he can do is predict.
Khabib Nurmagomedov, who has a 28-0 MMA and 12-0 UFC record, will back in the octagon in the upcoming UFC event on October 24, which us UFC 254. He will face Justin Gaethje in the main event which is PPV. The event will be held in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.
Nurmagomedov was not overlooking Justin Gaethje, who has 22-2 MMA and 5-2 UFC record when he was in a virtual pre-fight news conference held on Thursday. Where the lightweight champion of UFC discussed his long-term future plans.
He planed his retirement when he will be on the top. This is his long-term intentions. Also, he does not think that the UFC in October will be the last outing of his MMA career. According to Khabib, the UFC president Dana White has hinted about some big things about the 32 years old fighter.
He defended his title successfully two times after he earns the vacant championship by defeating Al Iaquinta at UFC 223. The first time he defended his title by defeating Conor McGregor at UFC 229 on October ‘18. The victory comes by 4th round submission. In the later time in September ’19, Khabib Nurmagomedov defended his title second time again. This time he defeated Dustin Poirier by 3rd round submission at UFC 242.
Again, he was scheduled for UFC 249 to fight against Tony Ferguson in last April. But he was forcefully withdrawn from the event due to a travel ban for the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. He was replaced by Gaethje, who defeat Ferguson by TKO in the fifth round.