"Dude trains harder in retirement than Conor in camp," "Gotta pay them taxes some how" - Fans react as Khabib Nurmagomedov sweats it out in training 

Fans react to Khabib Nurmagomedov
Fans react to Khabib Nurmagomedov's recent training footage [Image courtesy: @khabib_nurmagomedov on Instagram]

Retired UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov raised eyebrows this week after posting a video on social media showcasing a grueling training session.

The undefeated lightweight champion famously hung up his gloves in 2020. However, the recent footage from teammate Islam Makhachev's training camp for UFC 302 has fans wondering if a comeback might be on the horizon.

Nurmagomedov shared the video on his social media handle where he's putting in serious work. The clip shows him powering through push-ups and heavy bag strikes, showcasing impressive fitness.

He captioned the video:

"Personal example is the best motivation. I love this energy."

Check out the clip below:

Fans wasted no time reacting in the comments section. Comparisons were swift, particularly with his long-time rival Conor McGregor, who fights at UFC 303 next month. One fan quipped:

“Dude trains harder in retirement than Conor in camp 😂”

Another echoed the sentiment, adding:

“He still can come out of retirement and beat the s*** of Conor.”

A humorous take emerged, suggesting Nurmagomedov's training might be fueled by a desire to return for financial reasons. Recent reports claim Russian tax authorities summoned the former champion over an alleged unpaid tax bill of 306 million rubles ($3.3 million).

The fan wrote:

"Gotta pay them taxes some how."

Check out some of the fan reactions below:

Fans react to Khabib Nurmagomedov's recent training footage.
Fans react to Khabib Nurmagomedov's recent training footage.

Khabib Nurmagomedov predicts Islam Makhachev to finish Dustin Poirier at UFC 302

Khabib Nurmagomedov has donned his coaching hat again to help his teammate Islam Makhachev prepare for the upcoming title fight against Dustin Poirier at UFC 302.

Despite their shared history as rivals inside the octagon, Nurmagomedov acknowledged Poirier's fighting spirit but predicted a dominant performance from Makhachev.

In a YouTube video, Nurmagomedov praised Poirier's warrior mentality but expressed his hope for Makhachev to secure a finish by the second or third round:

"We have great respect for Dustin, but on June 1, he is our opponent. We have a clearly developed plan for the fight, and I believe Islam will follow it. I really hope that Islam will finish him off in the second or third round."

Check out Khabib Nurmagomedov's prediction below (4:40):


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