Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, who insists he’s retired from mixed martial arts (MMA), is keeping the comeback narrative alive by humoring ultra-thirsty promotion president Dana White.
The rest of the 155-pound contenders, meanwhile, are trying to move on with their lives.
The latest entry into the “will he or won’t he” saga is Nurmagomedov’s Instagram post featuring former ZUFFA head cheese Lorenzo Fertitta, who has a history of playing good cop when it comes to difficult contract negotiations.
“It was good to see you Lorenzo,” Nurmagomedov wrote. “Dana White send me location.”
Location for dinner? His next fight? Hard to say, but not much has changed since Nurmagomedov hung up his gloves so I can’t imagine one bro-hug from Fertitta was enough to entice “The Eagle” to return.
I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.
In the meantime, we still have to figure out what to do with this guy.