Khabib Nurmagomedov’s trainer has admitted the Russian ‘misses fighting’ but the UFC legend’s return is unlikely as a result of ‘he won’t disobey his mom’s needs’.
The former champion revealed he would step away from the sport after his second-round submission victory in opposition to Justin Gaethje in October, although UFC president Dana White has tried on quite a few events to lure him again to the sport.
The 32-year-old reiterated that he has ‘no want to come back again’ final week, seemingly closing the guide on a comeback.
Khabib Nurmagomedov’s trainer has revealed the Russian ‘misses the feeling’ of fighting
Javier Mendez (pictured proper) says Russian won’t disobey his mom’s needs by returning
And his trainer Javier Mendez has now revealed that whereas he ‘misses the feeling’ of fighting, the Dagestani fighter would by no means go in opposition to his mom’s needs in returning.
Mendez instructed Betway Insider: ‘You know, once we went to the final combat and his cousin Abubakar was to combat, he simply acquired all energised, and he mentioned, ‘I miss this sense.’
‘And it is a feeling that he is gonna miss for some time due to that adrenaline you get from getting into that Octagon with all these individuals cheering you on. It’s onerous to exchange that in regular life as a result of regular life shouldn’t be like that.
‘What I do know is his mom’s bond and his mom’s needs are extraordinarily vital to him, and if he did ever resolve, it must be his mom and him speaking, and his mom must give him her blessing.
‘Even if he needed to combat, it is by no means gonna occur. He won’t disobey his mom; he won’t. That’s simply who he’s. I can say this comfortably, that after two years out of the Octagon, there will certainly be no comeback.
Nurmagomedov (above) stepped away from the sport final October after beating Justin Gaethje
Attempts have been made to lure former champion again, but he has ‘no want to come back again’
‘I’d positively say that when he is previous his prime, positively not as a result of he is not going to compete when he is not capable of compete. But I can truthfully say that if he is nonetheless in his prime, there’s all the time the risk that he and his mom might discuss. I can say that.’
Nurmagomedov is one in every of the best ever MMA fighters after a stellar career during which he received all of his 29 fights.
Having triumphed over Gaethje at UFC 254, and brought his formidable file to 29-0 in the course of, the 32-year-old opted to give up combined martial arts.
UFC president White finally conceded defeat after making an attempt to dealer one other bout for the all-time nice, with Nurmagomedov vowing to stay retired after his father and mentor Abdulmanap died.
UFC President Dana White (pictured left) finally conceded defeat on his makes an attempt
There have been profitable gives to carry him again, nonetheless, with a $100million (£70m) package deal tabled for a star-studded showdown with Floyd Mayweather.
The eye-watering proposal was unveiled by Nurmagomedov’s supervisor Ali Abdelaziz, who additionally claimed the former 155-pound supremo turned it down to remain true to his promise to his mom that he would not return.
‘Two weeks in the past, (or) 10 days in the past, Dana White known as me,’ Abdelaziz mentioned on Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson. ‘He mentioned, “Georges St-Pierre, he said he’ll fight Khabib in a non-title fight at 165 pounds.”
‘In a manner, we have been ready for Georges. I like Georges. He’s my buddy. I like Georges. We’ve been ready for Georges for 4 or 5 years. “I’m coming. I’m not coming.”
Ali Abdelaziz, Khabib’s supervisor, mentioned the fighter turned down a bout with Floyd Mayweather
‘Now, (St-Pierre) mentioned, “Hey, Khabib is retired. I’m retired. What about coming back and fighting Khabib now?”
‘But , Khabib acquired supplied $100million after he was retired to combat Floyd Mayweather,’ Abdelaziz added.
‘$100million. $100million. You can ask Floyd. You can ask all people.
‘Khabib mentioned, “No, I’m retired. I told my mother I’m retired. I’m going to keep my word to my mother. If my mother told me to fight again, maybe I will. But right now, she told me not to fight.”‘
And with his sights now firmly set on life after MMA, Nurmagomedov revealed earlier this month that he’s weighing up making a shock transfer into soccer.
Nurmagomedov lately revealed that he’s weighing up making the bounce throughout to soccer
He has posted clips in the previous of him exhibiting off his expertise on the pitch, and introduced that he was ‘in coaching’ to make the shock leap throughout to the sport.
‘A number of soccer golf equipment, they provide me [a contract],’ he mentioned throughout a live Q&A on Facebook. ‘But I’ve to, somewhat bit, grow to be soccer form. Because soccer form is somewhat bit completely different than MMA [shape].
‘When you must combat in MMA and you must play in soccer, these are two completely different [things]. But I do not know [if I’ll play professionally. If some clubs offer me [a deal] they usually make me an fascinating [offer], I’m going to simply accept this.’