Would Khabib Nurmagomedov return to UFC to avenge Islam Makhachev?

If Islam Makhachev were to lose to Charles Oliveira, would Khabib Nurmagomedov come back to avenge it?

It looks like Islam Makhachev vs. Charles Oliveira could soon face off for the vacant UFC Light Heavyweight World Championship. From the Dagestani fighter’s team they are pushing for it. But it is far from confirmed yet. We should also keep in mind Michael Chandler, Beneil Dariush, and even Conor McGregor. 155 pounds is really interesting right now.

Khabib Nurmagomedov, the avenger.

But continuing with that potential fight, we now echo recent curious comments to Sherdog.com from Leandro Vieira, former jiu jistu coach at the American Kickboxing Academy. He thinks that, should Oliveira defeat Makhachev, Nurmagomedov would return to avenge his friend. The former champion has stated many times that he will never return to the cage but still there is no shortage of those who would like to see him back. could it happen?

“If Charles beats Makhachev, I truly believe that Khabib would return to avenge him,”

Vieira also comments that if he really came back Nurmagomedov could continue his career and pursue a second belt, such as Israel Adesanya’s World Middleweight Championship. He would not pursue Kamaru Usman’s World Welterweight Championship because the two have a good relationship and are on the same representation agency, Dominance MMA. This possibility seems even more unlikely. But what if it were to happen?

 “Definitely Khabib has the recipe,” Vieira said. “He is technically and mentally superior to Adesanya. From what I’ve seen him doing in the academy, I have to agree with Ali (Abdelaziz).”

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