UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov announces Moscow press conference to discuss ‘new projects’ as Dana White prays for retirement U-turn

Khabib Nurmagomedov will hold a special press conference on Wednesday in the Russian capital of Moscow to ‘discuss new projects’.
The UFC lightweight champion retired from MMA following his 29th professional victory at UFC 254 over Justin Gaethje.
Khabib Nurmagomedov immediately retired after UFC 254 following his win over Justin GaethjeGetty Images – Getty
Although the Russian declared in the immediate aftermath he would no longer be fighting, speculation has been rife suggesting ‘The Eagle’ will fight again to reach 30-0.
Taking to Instagram on Friday, Khabib’s team confirmed the 31-year-old will be speaking to the media to address ‘new projects’.
“Khabib will hold a meeting with the media on December 2, where everyone can ask their questions about new projects that have been and will be announced,” the announcement read.
The Russian made it clear he wanted to fight Georges St-Pierre before he called time on his career, but the passing of his father deeply affected Khabib.
A triangle choke secured the third consecutive submission finish for Khabib over GaethjeGetty Images – Getty
During his interview with Jon Anik after submitting Gaethje on Fight Island, it appeared as though we had seen the last of one of the greatest ever UFC lightweights.
“This was my last fight,” a visibly emotional Khabib said.
“I promised [my mother], it’s going to be my last fight,” He added. “It was my last fight here. Tuesday, you guys have to put me No. 1 pound-for-pound because I deserve this.”
“Today’s my last fight in the UFC.”
Khabib placed his gloves in the centre of the octagon at UFC 254Getty Images – Getty
Despite protestations to the contrary, Khabib teased he was not quite done with fighting and teased UFC president Dana White on Instagram.
He simply wrote: “See you soon Dana White.”
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