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Khabib Nurmagomedov 'Agrees' Sensational UFC Return On One Condition

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Khabib Nurmagomedov 'Agrees' Sensational UFC Return On One Condition

Khabib Nurmagomedov has agreed to come out of retirement for a shock UFC return, according to Rafael dos Anjos.

Following the death of his father and mentor, the former lightweight champion announced in October he would not be competing again after a submission victory over Justin Gaethje moved him to 29-0.

Dana White had been fighting hard to convince him to not hang up the gloves but confirmed early this year that 'The Eagle' intends to keep the promise he made to his mother.

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However, Dos Anjos claims the Dagestani fighter will be back in the Octagon to face him in a battle of former lightweight kings.

The Brazilian took to Twitter to share the news and says the fight hinges on whether he beats Khabib's protege Islam Makhachev, a bout that he alleges is set in stone for October 30 in Abu Dhabi.

Following his recent submission win over Thiago Moises, Makhachev has now climbed to fifth in the UFC lightweight rankings.

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On an eight-fight winning streak, Makhachev has been very vocal about wanting to face 'RDA' of late - particularly having seen the bout nixed on two occasions last year.

The 29-year-old grew up alongside Khabib and the two have been long-time friends and training partners.

Dos Anjos and Khabib fought back in April 2014 and it was the latter who came out on top via unanimous decision.

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But Ali Abdelaziz, who represents both Khabib and Makhachev, claims there is no truth to the No.7 ranked lightweight's comments about a fight being agreed and talk of Khabib readying himself for a return.

Dos Anjos' last fight was a split decision triumph over Paul Felder in November 2020 in Las Vegas.

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Topics: Khabib Nurmagomedov, UFC, Dana White

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