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Russia: UFC champ Nurmagomedov compares retirement to a Brazilian soap opera ending03:04

Russia: UFC champ Nurmagomedov compares retirement to a Brazilian soap opera ending

Russian Federation, Moscow
December 2, 2020 at 18:48 GMT +00:00 · Published

UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov stated that he has no plans to return from his retirement, which he compared to a Brazilian soap opera coming to an end, during a press conference in Moscow on Wednesday.

"Every time I fought, it was such a good Brazilian soap opera that came to an end. But people want it to be continued. Many people are still upset that I retired at the age of 32 and at the peak of my career. I may just say that we can't please everyone," Khabib said.

While answering a question on whether UFC President Dana White would be able to convince him to return, Nurmagomedov said that he will probably be offered money.

"Just imagine that you are offered 100 million dollars. It will be a problem that should be solved. So it’s difficult to say something here. However, I don't see any sporting interest anyway," he noted.

The sportsman also commented on an Instagram post in which he had criticised French President Emmanuel Macron, saying that everyone has ‘his own worldview.’

"I don't even know how to answer correctly, so as not to make new headlines for newspapers and other media. Each person has his own worldview. When I read some statements about religion, I also consider it radical. That was my worldview. Some people think this is normal. So let's not discuss this topic again," Khabib said.

Nurmagomedov decided to retire from mixed martial arts after defending the lightweight title against Justin Gaethje at UFC 254.

Russia: UFC champ Nurmagomedov compares retirement to a Brazilian soap opera ending03:04
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UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov stated that he has no plans to return from his retirement, which he compared to a Brazilian soap opera coming to an end, during a press conference in Moscow on Wednesday.

"Every time I fought, it was such a good Brazilian soap opera that came to an end. But people want it to be continued. Many people are still upset that I retired at the age of 32 and at the peak of my career. I may just say that we can't please everyone," Khabib said.

While answering a question on whether UFC President Dana White would be able to convince him to return, Nurmagomedov said that he will probably be offered money.

"Just imagine that you are offered 100 million dollars. It will be a problem that should be solved. So it’s difficult to say something here. However, I don't see any sporting interest anyway," he noted.

The sportsman also commented on an Instagram post in which he had criticised French President Emmanuel Macron, saying that everyone has ‘his own worldview.’

"I don't even know how to answer correctly, so as not to make new headlines for newspapers and other media. Each person has his own worldview. When I read some statements about religion, I also consider it radical. That was my worldview. Some people think this is normal. So let's not discuss this topic again," Khabib said.

Nurmagomedov decided to retire from mixed martial arts after defending the lightweight title against Justin Gaethje at UFC 254.

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