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UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov shoots down retirement rumours

Nurmagomedov is the UFC lightweight champion (Picture: Getty)
Khabib Nurmagomedov insists he is not ..

By admin , in Sprots , at November 26, 2018

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Nurmagomedov is the UFC lightweight champion (Picture: Getty)

Khabib Nurmagomedov insists he is not considering retiring from MMA after threatening to quit the UFC.

The Russian issued the threat after the UFC revealed plans to fire members of Nurmagomedovs team that were involved in the UFC 229 brawl.

Several UFC fighters took part in the melee and Nurmagomedov reacted furiously to Dana Whites insistence those fighters would be fired.

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Nurmagomedov is 27-0 and the reigning UFC lightweight champion, but dismissed the idea he could hang up his gloves.

To me every fight is the last fight, Nurmagomedov said at a press conference on Monday.

I feel that in every fight, and then they start calling you and you start getting ready. I have been thinking about it, Im 30.

No fighter has yet been able to beat Nurmagomedov (Picture: Getty)

Life goes on and I dont want to be beaten. You have to live when youre on top, and its not just me saying this.

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Its always been like this. When youre at your peak, you can never get back to your top form. But for right now, Im okay. I can go on.

Nurmagomedov is considering his next move, but has to wait to see what the Nevada Athletic Commission will do once concluding their investigation into the UFC 229 brawl.

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The NAC could extend the provisional ban on Nurmagomedov and could also punish Conor McGregor, who was caught on camera throwing punches in the melee.

Floyd Mayweather and Nurmagomedov have flirted with the idea of fighting each other in a boxing match.

Nurmagomedovs father suggested at the press conference that a showdown with Mayweather was more attractive than a UFC fight with Tony Ferguson.

The UFC want Nurmagomedov to defend his title against the No.1 contender, but the Russian has seen four scheduled fights with Ferguson fall through since 2015.

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