Khabib to hold press conference in Moscow next week

Khabib Nurmagomedov will hold a press conference in Moscow next week to discuss ‘new projects’ as talk of a UFC return gain momentum after his shock retirement following Justin Gaethje win

  • UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov will hold a press conference next week  
  • The recently retired star will discuss ‘new projects’ with the Russian media 
  • Khabib, 31, announced his shock retirement after beating Justin Gaethje 
  • However, speculation is rife that the Dagestani will make a return to the sport 

Khabib Nurmagomedov will hold a press conference on December 2 to discuss ‘new projects’ as speculation surrounding the undefeated champion’s UFC future continues to circulate.

The UFC lightweight champion announced his shock retirement from the sport last month after dismantling interim title holder Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 on Fight Island. 

Nurmagomedov, who lost his father Abdulmanap to coronavirus earlier this year, revealed that he would fulfil a pledge he made to his mother in not stepping in the octagon again.

Khabib Nurmagomedov will hold a press conference to discuss ‘new projects’ next week

The UFC lightweight champion recently announced his shock retirement from the sport 

‘This was my last fight,’ an emotional Khabib said in the immediate aftermath of the win. ‘I promised [my mother], it’s going to be my last fight.’

‘It was my last fight here. Tuesday, you guys have to put me No. 1 pound-for-pound because I deserve this. Today’s my last fight in the UFC.’ 

However, with a record of 29 wins and zero defeats, speculation is rife that Nurmagomedov will return to extend his unblemished record to a perfect 30, with UFC supremo Dana White predicting that the Dagestani will make a comeback.

However, speculation is rife that he will return to take his record to 30 wins, zero defeats

Abdulmanap had wanted to see his son take on Georges St-Pierre, arguably the greatest fighter to compete in the UFC, before rounding out his career, and there remains a strong appetite among fans to see that fight take place.

And Khabib’s team have announced that the 31-year-old will hold a press conference in Moscow, Russia next week to discuss plans for the future. 

‘Khabib will hold a meeting with the media on December 2, where everyone can ask their questions about new projects that have been and will be announced,’ the team announced on Instagram.

The 31-year-old has been linked with a dream match up with UFC great Georges St-Pierre

The Dagestani has been promoting new projects since retiring, such as his new mobile network, but most fans will hope that the UFC star will address questions on his retirement plans.

It comes after Nurmagomedov posted a cryptic image on Instagram earlier this week that further poured fuel on the flames of comeback talk. Posting a picture of himself and White, Khabib wrote: ‘See you soon’. 




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