The retirement of Khabib Nurmagomedov is something that shocked the entire MMA community. A good portion of the MMA fans still believe that Khabib will make his return to the cage and Kevin Lee believes that there is a trick that UFC could use to lure the former champion back into fighting.
Speaking to The Schmo, Kevin Lee noted that all UFC has to do to make Khabib return is to play with his ego.
“The Khamzat push is to kind of makeup for the gap that Khabib had. I think if they feel he can get bigger than Khabib, that they may be able to kind of play with Khabib’s ego a little. As humble as Khabib want to say he is, he’s got an ego too. I think if somebody’s to be looked at as above him in his own community, they maybe he might make that comeback, and then they’ll make a whole lot of money off him,” Kevin Lee said (h/t EssentiallySports).
Khabib had announced his retirement from the spot back in October 2020 at UFC 254 after his win over Justin Gaethje. Lee, meanwhile, recently signed with Eagle Fighting Championship which has Khabib at the helm as a promoter. The former UFC star further went on to add that Khamzat is an exciting talent just like Khabib.
“I think that’s probably the push why Khamzat. He’s exciting too, he talks some sh*t. He does his thing. He put on a great performance that last fight,” Lee said.
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