Khabib Nurmagomedov has done enough to keep himself in the Lightweight GOAT talks. Having compiled an undefeated 28-0 record in the MMA, he has an 11-0 win streak in the UFC and recent reports claimed that the Eagle doesn't have a further plan after his bout against Tony Ferguson scheduled for UFC 249.
The lightweight champion, who has been hinting retirement, was also advised by his father to make an exit from MMA early. The Russian fighter indicated that his retirement is very near and his UFC 249 appearance could even be the last of his career.
“Well, we don’t have a plan for when we’re going to finish but I do know it is not over the mountains, as they say. That time is very close."
Khabib revealed in his recent interview.
“I don’t want to think about the future, I still have to live to April, I still have to fight, I need to win. So, I don’t like to look too far ahead. Now we have an opponent, Tony Ferguson, a very serious opponent. And I think it’s necessary to have this fight then we’ll sit down and think about what’s next.
“We’ll consider whether there’s any point in fighting any more. There will always be a reason to fight, money. But will we need it? We’ll think about it. I feel good now. I’m 31 and it’s a very good age to fight, and for sport. I’m far from retirement age, but it’s around the corner.”
Khabib will defend his UFC lightweight title against Tony Ferguson at UFC 249 on April 18 in Brooklyn, New York. He is also linked to a rematch with Conor McGregor if both the fighters pass their upcoming bout.