Khabib Nurmagomedov wants to coach former UFC midfielder to return to octopus

Former UFC midfielder Luke Rockhold has said Khabib Nurmagomedov has thrown a name into the hat to coach the former man. With Rockhold ready for his return to the UFC, the former UFC lightweight champion is there to help Rockhold prepare for his return.

In an interview with TMZ, Rockhold mentioned that Khabib Nurmagomedov has told him that he cannot be a leader and that he has resigned on the former. The former midfielder said ‘The Eagle’ wants to be a big part of Rockhold’s arrival.

Rockhold also said Nurmagomedov is aiming to be coach of the year and wants to continue in his father’s footsteps.

“He’s taking on this coaching role now, it’s like, ‘You can’t be a boss, I need to coach you. ‘He’s leaving me, wanting to coach now. He wants to be a big part of my return. He’s going for coach of the year, that’s what he wants, he wants to be the next great thing and follow in his father’s footsteps, that’s what his father always did. ”

While Luke Rockhold has not confirmed for sure whether Khabib Nurmagomedov will be part of his return trip, the former UFC midfielder said he would look into the offer.

“I said we’ll see.”

Rockhold was last seen in the UFC octagon back in July 2019. The former UFC midfielder was overthrown by the command of Jan Blachowicz, the UFC 239 heavyweight champion in a fight that took place at 205 .

Rockhold currently have no date to return but is expected to return soon.

Khabib Nurmagomedov is expected to help his brothers and colleagues in their camps

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s retirement was recently confirmed by Dana White. The UFC president took to social media and said that the Eagle will definitely not return to the octagon and in fact UFC 254 was the last time he fought in Mixed Martial Arts.

Since retiring in octagonal competition, Khabib has been giving his brothers / cousins ​​a corner. The former UFC lightweight champion was also spotted in the corner of his team-mate Islam Makhachev, touted as Russia’s next lightweight quarterback.

Published 22 March 2021, 01:51 IST