UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is all set to defend his lightweight title against interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier in Abu Dhabi on September 7.
The 30-year old Russian is so far undefeated in his career and has compiled a record of 27-0in MMA and 11-0 in the UFC, which is very impressive. However, Khabib Nurmagomedov isn’t optimistic about fighting for a long time inside the Octagon. He said that during a conference call Friday when he was asked about how long he intends to fight in the UFC.
“Good question,” Nurmagomedov said. “Not yet, but I’m not a young fighter. I’ve already been champion for years. I’ve already defended my title. This is my second defense. Of course, I don’t have a lot of fights ahead, because I don’t want to fight when I’m 40 years old. This isn’t my plan. We’ll see.”
“Before I make a decision, I have to talk with my father, I have to talk with coach Javier (Mendez), all my brothers, (management team) Dominance MMA and all the people around me,” Nurmagomedov said. “I can’t make this decision alone. But right now, I’m focused on competition, because I have too much fire inside me.” (H/T – MMAJunkie.com)
How long do you guys think will we see Khabib compete inside the Octagon?