Ali Abdel Aziz, the business manager of former UFC champion Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov, delivered a high-profile surprise over the possibility of the Russian fighter returning to the cage.
Abdulaziz believes that Khabib Nurmagomedov can fight New Zealand fighter Israel Adesanya, the reigning champion of the Mixed Martial Arts Federation “MMA” “UFC” in the middleweight division.
And the Sherdog website quoted Abdel Aziz as saying, “Now I will say something and I know that many people will feel the lightning strike. Now Khabib weighs 90.7 kg. If he reduces his weight to 84 kg, he will stop Israel. Adesanya in three rounds, that’s my opinion. Now he beats heavyweights, light heavyweights, heavyweights, lightweights. He can’t be stopped. He’s like a tractor.”
He added: “If Khabib wanted to come back and tell Dana White to let him fight at middleweight, he would beat Israel Adesania in three rounds because how he fights defines fights. Israel cannot stop him in the fight. Israel is the best puncher on this planet, but Khabib could be back and he’s now the UFC middleweight champion, according to Fight Time.
It is noteworthy that 33-year-old Khabib Nurmadov announced a sudden retirement after defeating American Justin Gaethje on Saturday, October 24, 2020, in the capital of the Emirates, Abu Dhabi, as part of the UFC 254 tournament, after having won 29 victories. without experiencing a single defeat.