Ex-UFC Champion Reveals Mind-Blowing Offer Khabib Nurmagomedov Turned Down For Comeback Fight


A revelation has been made by a past UFC heavyweight champion regarding Khabib Nurmagomedov’s abandoned attempt to make a comeback in MMA. Daniel Cormier, former training partner at the American Kickboxing Academy, shares similarities with Nurmagomedov as both are former UFC champions and belong to the “Modern Wing” of the UFC Hall of Fame. They have both enjoyed the post-career benefits following successful title runs.

Nurmagomedov, who retired with an impeccable 29-0 record, defeating notable opponents like Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier, and Justin Gaethje, had made a promise to retire after his father’s demise. Cormier asserts that Nurmagomedov stayed true to his word, despite the tempting financial incentives that could have lured him back into MMA competition.

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“I haven’t really spoken to [Nurmagomedov] lately,” Cormier said in a chat with Ben Askren on YouTube. “I don’t imagine that he would come back [to the UFC] because, dude, we did a top-30 UFC fighters of all-time special [on UFC Fight Pass]. Khabib told us that he turned down $40 million dollars. He said $40 million dollars. That dude said $40 million dollars, bro, to come back”

Cormier refrained from disclosing the details of the deal, stating that he was unaware of the specific terms. Nevertheless, he mentioned that those closest to Nurmagomedov could easily discern the rationale behind his decision.

“He’s trying to step away to make sure he’s not taking anything away from the guys competing inside the Octagon.”

As of the current moment, UFC 300 is in the process of being organized, yet a definitive main event to headline the card has not been confirmed. The event is scheduled for April 13 in Las Vegas, Nevada, representing another significant milestone for the UFC.

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