Khabib Nurmagomedov superfan waited patiently in the scorching heat, hoping to attract the attention of his favorite UFC fighter.
Nelly Gonzalez, a 66-year-old MMA fan, was hoping to pose for a photo with a Russian fighter in front of the UFC APEX. A video posted on the UFC’s official Twitter and Instagram accounts shows Gonzalez holding a cardboard note:
“Habib plz 4 photo stops.”
Luckily, Gonzalez caught the eye of a man who was able to make a wish on his birthday: Dana White. The UFC chief immediately invited him to the action’s headquarters.
“I’m going to make you meet him, okay? I’ll take you to a meeting with Habib, ‘White said.
A fan of dihard Khabib Nurmagomedov, who says he is originally from Bogata, Colombia, was overjoyed to learn to meet his protagonist.
He said White helped Gonzalez meet and support the former UFC lightweight champion. And the look on Nellie’s face says it all.
Will Khabib Nurmagomedov return to the UFC?
Khabib Nurmagomedov decided to set the time of his career after successfully defending his championship title against Justin Gethje in UFC 254 in October 2020. After 12 years of struggle, the ‘Eagle’ retired with a perfect professional record of 29-0.
Almost a year after his last appearance in the Octagon, media representatives are trying to ask Khabib Nurmagomedov what prompted him to return. A meeting with new UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira, perhaps? According to Habib:
“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. “
Habib said about the superfight with MMA legend George St. Pierre:
“I’m done, you know? I think George’s done too, you know. Let this guy become a legend. He’s 40 and I don’t understand why he has to fight him. I think he has money too.” I finished.”