Following Khabib Nurmagomedov’s recent claim that he does not plan to come back, Dana White threw light on how he in-turn plans on tackling this situation.
Ever since he announced his retirement at UFC 254, Khabib has reiterated a number of times that there is no motivation left for him to return. However, him being still in the testing pool and remaining as the current Pound-For-Pound No.1, there are healthy speculations whether he really intends to stay away from the Octagon.
Moreover, what gives more relevance to these speculations is his manager Ali Abdelaziz, who has been intermittently campaigning for 30-0. A coveted mark which the Eagle is only one short of attaining.
Therefore, when he recently made an outright assertion that any buzz about his come back is only a rumor, skeptical minds did not get convinced. And in the wake of that UFC president Dana White has revealed how he is going to approach this situation.
Dana White On The Future Of The Lightweight Belt
At the post-UFC 255 presser, Dana White addressed variety of questions. From Conor McGregor Vs. Dustin Poirier fight to what’s next for Deiveson Figueiredo, White entertained every query. Therefore, also paid heed on the uncertainty that stays put with the Lightweight title.
White has till now stood firm with the idea that Khabib is still the champion. But now, says he is going to talk to Khabib soon, and apparently only afterwards a decision about the championship would be taken.
“I’m giving Khabib some time to think this over. And he and I are going to get together and meet soon. So we’ll talk.”
With almost a month gone by, there is no concrete word on the Lightweight gold, and now with the top contenders like Tony Ferguson, Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor are again set to surge ahead to seek a title shot, UFC seemingly needs to find a solution sooner rather than later.
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