UFC lightweight boss Khabib Nurmagomedov keeps on demanding that he is resigned from blended hand to hand fighting.
The 32-year-old Russian declared that he was stopping the game after his accommodation triumph over Justin Gaethje in October. At that point, that choice showed up exclusively to have been made as the consequence of the deficiency of Khabib’s dad and mentor to confusions brought about by COVID-19.
Lately, however, Khabib has additionally scrutinized the degree of resistance that the UFC has to bring to the table him if he somehow managed to return.
Top lightweight competitors Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier are because of meet for a second time one month from now at UFC 257. Khabib, in any case, says that he has no interest in rematching either man – having recently gagged them both out in title matches.
That assertion incited previous 155-pound champion Rafael dos Anjos to post film of himself coming seconds from stifling Khabib out when the pair battled.
Dos Anjos and Khabib tangled back in April 2014 at UFC on FOX 11: Werdum Vs Browne. In spite of the fact that Khabib would in the end proceed to win through consistent choice, the video delivered by the Brazillian via web-based media seems to show Khabib ‘wheezing’ during the session while trapped in a profound stifle.
In the inscription that went with the clasp on Instagram, Dos Anjos required one more shot at Khabib should “The Eagle” choose to re-visitation of rivalry:
“Khabib said he isn’t keen on battling Conor or Dustin as he gagged the two of them,” said dos Anjos. “He didn’t stifle me. Actually I made him wheeze until a slipping rib spared him from [sleeping]. He beat me true to form, yet nobody drew nearer to putting the Champ out.
“My arrangement was to beat his sibling and pursue that neck once more. That arrangement self-destructed for reasons outside my ability to control, yet I will keep sharping my instruments simply on the off chance that he chooses to return and picks me.”
After Dos Anjos’ remarks were gotten by mmamania.com, the 36-year-old rushed to make light of the proposal that he was stating Khabib really tapped out.
“It wasn’t what I said in the post, don’t curve it! I had a decent position, I hurt my ribs in the battle week. I just said it very well may be an alternate story on the off chance that we battle these days. It was close yet he didn’t tap,” explained RDA on Twitter.
Khabib Nurmagomedov needs only one more triumph to move his expert blended hand to hand fighting record to 30-0. Should he pick to restore, Khabib will have no lack of challengers ready to confront him. Nonetheless, in view of the recording he has as of late delivered, Rafael dos Anjos may have a more grounded case than most for that spot.