Perhaps you are wondering why it is hard for the UFC to let Khabib Nurmagomedov go. In the recent news article, we noticed that Khabib is being caged in the UFC control.
Well, it might not be the best expression to show the situation. But it is what happens.
Georges St-Pierre said that UFC didn’t want Khabib Nurmagomedov to leave on his own as well. They want something first. And that’s probably that someone beats Khabib first.
As we know, Georges St-Pierre walked away from the UFC twice.
Probably that’s the reason why he knew exactly that the UFC promotion won’t let Khabib go easily.
Back in the UFC 254, Khabib won over Justin Gaethje before announcing his retirement. If you’re a big fan of the fighter, you would feel surprised that the fighter would leave the organization a bit quicker than before. With the victory, Nurmagomedov has defended his lightweight title.
His latest achievement marks him to maintain the third consecutive time of title defense. The other good thing to mark is his excellent record that is 29-0, without losing. He decided to hang his gloves at the age of 32.
But apparently, the UFC won’t make it easy for Khabib. Dana White said on several occasions that he wouldn’t believe that Khabib was done fighting.
He has met with Khabib Nurmagomedov in Abu Dhabi and Las Vegas, but there is no significant change that could be happening about the professional status of Khabib.
But we can admit that the UFC is full of surprises.
Recently, we saw the news about a return teaser coming from the lightweight champion. At that time, the teaser was coming together with Lorenzo Fertitta, the former UFC co-owner.
St-Pierre can see through the reasons why Dana White and the UFC promotion are not eager to lose Khabib.
You might be thinking the same way from the business points of view. When athletes leave on their own terms, it can be a loss for the businesses. In many sports, the champions are those who generate the most.
The organizers like the UFC want to keep their best fighters on their side. In the world of boxing for instance, or the cross-discipline ones, when you hear the exhibition title, you will know what the organizers are after. They won’t hesitate to increase the PPV pricing because people are craving for the fight. And it is the UFC job to answer the demands.
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