UFC Supremo Dana White to Help Khabib Fulfill His Michael Jordan Dream: “I Didn’t Know Khabib Wanted to Meet Him”

Published 07/16/2022, 3:00 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 20: (L-R) UFC president Dana White and former lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov look on during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on March 20, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

UFC President Dana White will lend a hand to help Khabib Nurmagomedov fulfill his wish. The Eagle has been one of the biggest stars in the promotion and, even though he is retired; he shares a very healthy relationship with the UFC head honcho. Recently, when White got to know that Nurmagomedov was a big fan of Michael Jordan and wanted to meet the American NBA legend, White offered his services.

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In an interview with Full Send MMA, White talked about Michael Jordan’s greatness. Besides, when informed that Nurmagomedov showed interest in meeting ‘Air Jordan’, White said, “Jordan has always been this bad a**, iconic figure in sports.”

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The 52-year-old added, “If you watched you know The Last Dance, it reminded you why Jordan is so big and why is he so you know loved. I love killers man and Michael Jordan is a killer.”

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JULY 17: Khabib Nurmagomedov reacts after teammate Islam Makhachev’s victory against Thiago Moises in their lightweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on July 17, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)|GettyImages

“I didn’t know Khabib wanted to meet him. I got to try to help him out with that one,” concluded White.

Khabib Nurmagomedov has previously made an offer to give three sheep if they arranged his meeting with Jordan. Also, he has shared emotional pictures of ‘MJ’ in the past, showing his admiration for him.

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Besides, recently, Michael Jordan was pressured to ‘come out of retirement’ after Khabib Nurmagomedov trash-talke at the UFC Hall of Fame ceremony.

Nevertheless, Dana White showing such gestures for UFC fighters present or retired is nothing new. Recently, White kept his words and showed an amazing gesture to a UFC featherweight fighter.

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The UFC boss delivered on his promises and the featherweight acknowledged it on his social handle.

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“Thank u @danawhite ur a man of ur word,” the 27-year-old wrote, appreciating White’s efforts.

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Deepak Kumar

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Deepak Kumar is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. His love for MMA comes from the chaos and violence the fight game brings to the table. A BJJ aspirant, Deepak began following the sport as a casual fan when Ronda Rousey was finishing her opponents in seconds.

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