Yes! You read that right. Khabib will fight later this year, says an inside source that’s chosen to remain anonymous(for obvious reasons). In fact, Dana has reportedly somehow convinced the current Lightweight Champ to fight by the end of the year.
If you haven’t been living under a rock, chances are you very well know that ‘The Eagle’ announced his retirement at UFC 254 and has kept his headstrong approach intact and has waylaid Dana White’s desperate attempts to get him back.
WHAT WE KNOW
If our confidante is to go by, Khabib is only willing to fight a worthy opponent. And, that he himself will decide whom his next fight will be against. Considering his inarguable G.O.A.T status, this deal is highly justified and it’s only a matter of time until we see the Dagestani warrior back in action.
‘The Eagle’, who boasts of an all-time record of 29-0, matched by nobody in the history of UFC, is already touted as a hall of famer. Khabib’s last fight in the octagon was against Justin Gaethje, which he won within 2 minutes of the second round via Submission.
Moreover, it is worth mentioning that former Bellator Lightweight Champion Michael Chandler had called out Khabib after his 1st round victory against Dan Hooker at UFC 257. This set the rumour mills running about Chandler being Khabib’s next opponent.
Ultimately, if Khabib does fight this year, it might be his last time ever. Nevertheless, a mouth-watering treat for us MMA enthusiasts. So who do you think will Khabib’s next opponent be? Comment down below!