'Dana White, send me location' - Khabib Nurmagomedov drops hint about stepping out of retirement

Khabib Nurmagomedov
Khabib Nurmagomedov
Anurag Mitra

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has indicated that he might come out of retirement to fight again.

Nurmagomedov took to Twitter to share a picture with the former CEO of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Lorenzo Fertitta. Khabib Nurmagomedov said that he was glad to meet his former boss Lorenzo, but the next part of the seemingly innocuous tweet was very interesting..

In the caption for the tweet, Nurmagomedov asked UFC president Dana White to 'send him location'. That set the hearts of fans across the globe racing as it suggested that he was willing to step inside the Octagon once again.

Over the past few months, there has been a lot of speculation over Nurmagomedov's future.

Although Khabib has repeatedly said he doesn't wish to fight anymore, Dana White claimed that the Russian UFC Champion will return for another fight. The pair even met in Abu Dhabi to discuss a potential return, but that didn't work out.

White didn't lose hope though, and he is reportedly still positive about convincing Khabib Nurmagomedov to return to the octagon. He hasn't even vacated the lightweight title, and Khabib's recent tweet indicates that White's patience is finally set to bear fruit.

Options galore for Khabib Nurmagomedov if he chooses to return

If he chooses to defend his title again, there are a host of top contenders in the lightweight division for Nurmagomedov to choose from. The likes of Charles Oliveira, Michael Chandler, and Dustin Poirier will all be looking to get a shot against the greatest champion in the 155lbs division.

Apart from that, there's the possibility of a highly anticipated matchup against Tony Ferguson. The pair have been booked five times in the past but the fight didn't come to fruition on any of those occasions. There is also the possibility of a rematch against arch-rival Conor McGregor.

McGregor and Khabib featured in the main event of the biggest PPV in UFC history and it goes without saying that Dana White would love to see the pair run it back.

Who do you think is the right opponent for Khabib Nurmagomedov if he returns to the octagon?

Edited by Anirban Banerjee


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