Khabib Nurmagomedov Isn’t Buying Conor McGregor’s Retirement from UFC

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One of UFC’s biggest stars, Conor McGregor has recently announced his retirement from mixed martial arts saying that he wishes to focus on pursuing other ventures. But, if you ask Khabib Nurmagomedov, the man who defeated the Irishman for the UFC lightweight title back in October, McGregor’s retirement won’t last long.

Nurmagomedov spoke with reporters on Tuesday about the matter saying that McGregor “couldn’t reach a deal with the UFC, and (his retirement) is so they feel they’ve lost him and they could lose money.”

“I don’t think he’s finished,” -Nurmagomedov added. “Conor acts like a jealous wife who says “I will leave” all the time but then comes back.”

UFC’s boss Dana White also agrees that McGregor isn’t done with mixed martial arts.

“No,” – said White when asked if McGregor’s retirement is for real. “I think that there’s some things that Conor wants and I think that Conor wants to get together face to face, he and I, and we probably will in the next couple of weeks and we’ll get this thing figured out.”

You can’t blame Nurmagomedov and White for not buying Conor McGregor’s retirement since it isn’t the first one. McGregor also retired from UFC in April 2016, but ended up changing his decision just two days later.