‘I Wouldn’t Stop’- Daniel Cormier Gives Advice to Dana White on the Khabib Nurmagomedov Situation

Published 02/23/2021, 6:28 AM EST
NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 03: Daniel Cormier of the United States celebrates his victory over Derrick Lewis of the United States in their heavyweight title bout during the UFC 230 event at Madison Square Garden on November 3, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)


In a recent interview with ESPN MMA, Daniel Cormier made a few statements about Khabib Nurmagomedov that sounded more like advice for Dana White. The retired American professional mixed martial artist and amateur wrestler was also a former Lightweight and Heavyweight champion.

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Cormier is also just as interested as Dana White in bringing ‘The Eagle’ back inside the octagon. He opened up on this in the interview saying,

“I mean, he just dominated a very tough Justin Gaethje. So yeah that’s why he’s the man that’s why he is the absolute man and that is why Dana White continues to ask him to come back to fighting.”

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ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – August 17 August 17: Daniel Cormier is interviewed after his TKO loss to Stipe Miocic in their heavyweight championship bout during the UFC 241 event at the Honda Center on August 17, 2019, in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

DC also mentioned how he would pursue Khabib to get back to the action saying,

“I wouldn’t stop, I’d go ten meetings. Every time he’d be willing to take a meeting I would keep talking, I’d keep trying to convince him.”

After his last fight in UFC 254 against Justin Gaethje, Dana White approached Khabib Nurmagomedov several times to reconsider his decision of not returning to the Octagon. However, the decision taken by Khabib remains the same.

Khabib Nurmagomedov, the longest-reigning undefeated UFC lightweight champion

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 06: Khabib Nurmagomedov interacts with media during the UFC 249 press conference at T-Mobile Arena on March 06, 2020, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Khabib Nurmagomedov has carved his way into the UFC history books. The undefeated legend started his career with UFC in 2012 and made his debut against Kamal Shalorus. He is a fighter who relentlessly pressures his opponents to defeat them, eventually.

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Above all, we know him for his extraordinary takedown skills. The 32-year-old legend has 29 wins in his MMA career and 13 wins in his UFC career. However, he announced his retirement following his fight against Justin Gaethje as his father had passed away in the lead up to the fight.

The question is, will Khabib Nurmagomedov ever step into the octagon again?

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Joel John

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Joel John is an MMA author at EssentiallySports and is based in Bangalore. His love for UFC started after Khabib Nurmagomedov entered the promotion and took down some legends. He is also a die-hard fan of Lewis Hamilton.

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