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He walked away from the UFC with a perfect 29-0 record, having beaten the likes of Edson Barboza, Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier.
But UFC president Dana White is rather confident 'The Eagle' will return to the famed Octagon next year.
However, the unbeaten Russian superstar has dismissed White's notion and says he has other plans going forward - from studying to farming.
"You can fight until you're 40 but there should be a goal," the 32-year-old said via RT Sport.
"I had a goal to reach the summit and I got there. Further, I have no competitive interest. Next year I will graduate.
"I'd like to [build on] my thesis, do a masters course, dedicate more time to studying."
He continued: "I've bought sheep, I tend to my farm. I'd like to develop in this field a little. I have the bull calves out to feed, I have cows."
"No, Khabib's going to fight," he said when asked about the fighter's retirement.
"I believe he's going to. (McGregor-Poirier is) not for the title.
"I told you guys that I think he's going to go to 30 (wins)," White continued while referencing that Nurmagomedov is still in the USADA drug testing pool.
This is 47 times since 2015, as I have been tested for doping of Usada.
Just think about this number.
Это уже 47 раз с 2015 года, как я сдаю анализы на допинг юсада.
просто вдумайтесь в это число. https://t.co/W4SlLe6bqG
- khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) November 14, 2020
He added: "If he's still testing - why the hell would you want to test still if you're not going to fight?
"He hasn't committed, but I feel like he's going to, and I'm not really pushing him.
"We talked about it and he just fought. Let him take some time, spend some time with his family, spend the holidays. There's no rush."
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