Is Khabib Nurmagomedov Inspired For a UFC Return By Michael Jordan’s Last Dance?

Is Khabib Nurmagomedov Inspired For a UFC Return By Michael Jordan’s Last Dance?

Khabib Nurmagomedov has once again addressed on whether he has thought about returning to MMA after retirement in 2020.

Khabib Nurmagomedov mentioned the Netflix documentary ‘The Last Dance’, which is based on Michael Jordan’s Chicago Bulls, to be his ‘best watch’ ever.

The UFC legend calls himself to be a fan of Michael Jordan and has always shown high admiration towards the NBA G.O.A.T. However, Nurmagomedov doesn’t intend to follow Jordan’s footprints regarding a comeback.


Michael Jordan won three NBA titles consecutively in 1991, 1992, and 1993. Unfortunately, the basketball star’s father passed away in 93, and ‘Air’ Jordan retired following his first three-peat.

But Michal Jordan returned and won another three-peat (3 consecutive NBA titles) in 1996, 1997, and 1998. When asked whether Khabib Nurmagomedov also eyes a similar journey in his MMA career, he had a straightforward response.

Khabib said, “First of all, I am not Michael Jordan and of course, I watch this documentary (Last Dance) and it’s like best ever, I ever watch. “

“About Michael Jordan I think like, this episode, this moment, it really touched my heart. It really touched my heart and No. I don’t think so.”

“Like because a lot of things. Lot of things come to my mind. First of all, because of my mother and. But I don’t think so.”


Khabib Nurmagomedov hung his UFC gloves after submitting Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 in his third successful lightweight title defense. He departed with a record of 29-0 and P4P number 1 position of the time.

The former UFC champion reportedly has a whopping $40 Million Networth. He has also invested in several business projects and doesn’t seem to need fight paychecks to survive any longer.

Khabib Nurmagomedov Is Now Succeeded by His Teammate Islam Makhachev

After Khabib Nurmagomedov relinquished the lightweight title, Charles Oliveira became the new champion. ‘The Brazilian, however, was stripped of the bet for missing weight against Justin Gaethje.


Upon winning the bout, Oliveira got a chance to fight for the vacant title against Islam Makhachev, Khabib’s teammate at UFC 280 in Abu Dhabi. Retired Khabib Nurmagomedov cornered his teammate and saw Makhachev submit Oliveira for the 155 lbs UFC gold.

Since then, Islam Makhachev has defended the title against Alexander Volkanovski ad will put it on stake against Charles Oliveira in a rematch at UFC 294.

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