Khabib Nurmagomedov said that the reigning UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira is not ready to return to MMA, even if he continues to dominate.
Khabib Nurmagomedov told ESPN MMA representative Brett Okamoto that the fight was no longer interesting to him.
‘The Eagle’ added that he would be happy for Oliveira even if he defeated Justin Gaetje, Dustin Poiri and his close friend Islam Makhachkala.
Khabib Nurmagomedov again drew attention to Oliveira’s winning streak of eight fights, and it can be said that the Do Bronx surprised the former 155-pound champion.
“Then it was Habib’s time, now it’s Charles’ time. I don’t just jump on the media and say, ‘I’m going back, I’m going to fight this guy.’ It’s not interesting to me. Even if he defeats Islam, Dustin, and others, this is his time, and I will be happy for him. ‘ [fight] victory series, he defeated many good guys, most of whom finished them. Well, he’s very impressive. “
In UFC 262, Oliveira won the UFC lightweight title released by Khabib Nurmagomedov. He defeated Brazilian Michael Chandler to win the belt, which was one of the most emotional moments in UFC history.
Now Oliveira is set to make her first title defense against Dustin Poyer. The Diamonds are behind Conor McGregor’s second win of 2021 and are aiming to win the undisputed world championship in the world’s top lightweight division.
Khabib Nurmagomedov finished active competition in 2020
To pay at UFC 254, Khabib Nurmagomedov ended the active competition after a win over Justin Getje.
‘The Eagle’ successfully defended the UFC’s lightweight division against ‘The Highlight’. The fight was supposed to be Nurmagomedov’s last fight.