‘Khabib Nurmagomedov needs that challenge’

Bruce Buffer, the old octagon voice believes that retired UFC fan Khabib Nurmagomedov needs an opponent who encourages him to train and walk to the octagon again.

During an interview in February 20 with Russian sports group RT Sport MMA, the famous UFC journalist shared his views on how Khabib Nurmagomedov could return to the world of competition and linked the Iolaire position with another great MMA, Georges St-Pierre.

“I think Khabib is the kind of fighter that needs to be built. He needs an opponent who needs to be built … Georges St-Pierre is another fighter who needs to be raised The job points are where they have so much money … So they need proper motivation? Are they as hungry as they used to be? Maybe they aren’t. -fight as they are always in their hearts? So give me the encouragement until the fighter comes out and I can train and do what I set out to do and be who I am, Khabib Nurmagomedov, “said Bruce Buffer.

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s actions from announcing his retirement in October 2020 correspond to Buffer’s assessment of his situation. The Dagestan native is one of the highest paid stars in MMA history who has dominated all 29 of his wins, winning almost every round and every exchange in those rounds.

To put it in perspective, while talking about Khabib Nurmagomedov’s vulnerability that his opponents could take advantage of, most of the experts are in the MMA community have based their arguments on just two punches that Michael Johnson and Dustin Poirier defeated Khabib in their fights! With none of the fights in the deepest division of the UFC having been able to put Khabib in challenging situations it is worth mentioning to help assess the reasons behind the Iolaire’s lack of competitive interest.

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Published February 21, 2021, 08:03 IST