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Is Khabib the UFC GOAT? Dana White gives his take on the question

LockerRoom Team
Calendar Icon30 December 2021

The Greatest of All Time debate is something that MMA fans love to engage with every now and then. A long list of names usually pokes up during such debates and one such name is that of former UFC Lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.

However, despite the brilliant career that Khabib has had in the UFC, Dana White feels that he retired a bit too early to be part of the discussion.

“It’s so hard. I mean Chuck Liddell and Ronda Rousey are two people who really helped build this business, you know, super loyal. Right now, I think Kamaru Usman is the pound-for-pound best fighter in the world, what he’s accomplished in the past few years is amazing. I think Khabib Nurmagomedov probably could be called the greatest ever, who knows, if he’d stuck around longer. It was unfortunate, the passing of his father,” Dana White said during his recent interview with Teddy Atlas.

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Speaking of Khabib’s new venture with Eagle Fighting Championship, Dana noted that it is not going to be a cakewalk for Khabib to transition from being a fighter to a promoter.

“He’s going to find out what it’s like to be on the other side. It’s not as fun as it seems. He’s going to learn. If he doesn’t know, he’s going to know. If he calls me and wants advice, I would absolutely give him advice. But I think he’s going to learn the hard way,” Dana added.

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