Khabib Nurmagomedov said his career is still far behind and claims that he will sit down and consider his future after a fight with Tony Ferguson in April.
After one or the other has been canceled four times, the Russian will eventually ask Ferguson for the fifth time, and Khabib’s lightweight title will be available on April 18 at UFC 249.
Regardless of the result, Khabib obviously does not think that his career will be much longer than in April, and has already hinted at his retirement experience. “Eagle,” said in an interview with RT Sport: “We have no plans to finish the race, but, as they said, I know that it was not in the mountains. This period is very close.
“I do not want to think about the future. I still need to survive in April. I still need to fight. I need to win. Therefore, I do not want to look too far. Now we have an adversary, Tony Ferguson, a very serious adversary. I believe that we need to fight this, and then we sit down and think about the next step.
“We will consider whether there is a place for struggle. There will always be a reason to fight for money. But will we need it? We will consider this. I’m fine now. I am 31 years old and this is the best age for wrestling and sports. ” I’m far from retirement age, but this is inevitable. ”
The champion was clearly confident that he could defeat Ferguson, and explained why he won: “I think I’m much better in the fight, physically I’m much better than him. I am stronger than him, and I am not so lost as he is, “said Khabib.
“Unlike him, I have not yet been knocked down. I think he has 7 UFC knockdowns and a lot of punches. So I can fight, and I will hit him especially hard. ”
Eagles will not despise their next adversary, adding: “As an adversary, I take him very seriously. No matter where I am, I will train, but from January I will begin to train hard. If I were in It would be wrong to start intensive training in February, because it will be four months, and you may be overwhelmed. To distribute the load evenly, we will start in January.
“It’s about 100 days of hard training, and as they say, [put into battle].”
Of course, the person who will pay special attention to Khabib’s next game and his plans for the future will be Conor McGregor, the Irishman will return to the octagon in January, and he will definitely be at some point in a rematch with your opponent.