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'The Eagle' called time on his legendary career after beating Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 in October 2020.
But he could return to the promotion in the shape of a coaching gig on The Ultimate Fighter.
Tony Ferguson proposed the idea, with Nurmagomedov on board as he voiced his support.
Tony I like the idea about TUF, call your bosses and let them make an offer, but if they don’t have ideas, I myself will offer you a deal on the @EagleFightClub platform, we doing some business here you know.— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) May 17, 2022
UFC president White has now backed Nurmagomedov and Ferguson to be TUF coaches, saying he's 'sold' on the idea.
Asked about Ferguson's proposition, White said: "So, you’re telling me, you guys as fans, media, whatever it might be, like the idea of two guys possibly coaching that wouldn’t fight each other?
"I’ll consider it. Congratulations... I will absolutely entertain that idea."
Nurmagomedov and Ferguson have been scheduled to fight five times in the UFC, but a clash never came to fruition.
White joked that if Nurmagomedov and Ferguson do go head-to-head on TUF, then hopefully he can match them up inside the Octagon.
"Hopefully they’ll get pissed off enough at each other that they actually want to fight and I can make them fight," he added.
"I’m in. You sold me."
Ferguson is enduring a difficult period in his career, having lost four fights in a row - including a brutal knockout defeat to Michael Chandler last month.
But he's hoping to square off with the Dagestan star on TUF.