Something more is coming from Khabib Nurmagomedov. After retiring with a record of 29-0 and a victory over Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 in October 2020 via a second-round triangle choke submission, it has been more than two years since the unbeaten Nurmagomedov announced his retirement. Nurmagomedov, currently 34 years old, has continued to be active in mixed martial arts (MMA) in his life after retiring from the sport. He currently coaches several of his fellow countrymen and relatives and was formerly in charge of the Eagle Fighting Championship.
Recently, Nurmagomedov, who had held the title of light heavyweight champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, said that he would be retiring from all aspects of combat sports. He did not provide a rationale for his decision. But, “The Eagle” has already gotten fans excited for the future by posting a video of himself running on the treadmill to his Instagram account.
“July I have to be ready. (not MMA),” Nurmagomedov’s caption on his video read.
Nurmagomedov appears to have resumed his athletic routine, but his fans can only guess at his intentions. It is clear from the comment that the all-time great has not changed his mind about never competing in mixed martial arts again, but there have certainly been other possibilities presented to him in the past.
Nurmagomedov wanted to fight fellow all-time great and former UFC Welterweight and Middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre before he retired at a perfect 30-0, but his mother asked him to stop fighting early. Although he is always in great form and is now free from his contract with the UFC, Georges St-Pierre is sure that he will not return to mixed martial arts competition. Instead, he is considering competing in boxing and grappling bouts. The latter should happen against Nurmagomedov, if at all possible.