UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov plans to retire in Russia at 30-0

UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov plans to retire in Russia at
UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov plans to retire in Russia at
Nurmagomedov produced his 28th win last week at UFC 242 (Picture: Getty)

Khabib Nurmagomedov plans to retire once he reaches 30-0, according to the UFC star’s father.

The lightweight champion only just picked up the 28th win of his MMA career last week, beating Dustin Poirier in the second defence of his UFC belt.

Nurmagomedov, 30, has been unstoppable so far, with opponents struggling to deal with the Russian’s elite style of wrestling.

Conor McGregor is one of several stars chasing a clash with Nurmagomedov, but his father has warned his rival’s time is running out.

Dustin Poirier became the latest man to be beaten by Khabib Nurmagomedov

‘For Khabib, 30-0 is enough. As for the last fight, then, of course, we would like to hold the last defense [of the title] in Moscow,’ Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov told Tass.

McGregor has already said he would be open to fighting Nurmagomedov in Moscow. Nurmagomedov has never fought in Russia with the UFC and last appeared on home soil in 2011.

Dana White is keen to stage a rematch between McGrgeor and Nurmagomedov, but conceded top contender Tony Ferguson was next in line for a title shot.

‘Tony Ferguson is next line [for Khabib] if he accepts the fight,’ said White after UFC 242.

Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov face off

‘We’ll see how this thing plays out, when Khabib will fight again, and if Tony wants to fight.

‘Tony Ferguson gets the next shot, and obviously, if for whatever reason Tony can’t take the fight or doesn’t want to fight at that time, then we would figure out what’s next.

‘But yeah, Conor would make a lot of sense.

‘Conor McGregor wants that fight really badly, and I’m sure the fans would want to see it. So we’ll see how this whole thing plays out.’

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