Russian friend says Charles Oliveira could be tempted by UFC legend Khabib and make a stunning retirement U-turn

KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV might be tempted by Charles Oliveira, former lightweight champion. Oliveira has dominated the division over the past five years,..

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KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV might be tempted by Charles Oliveira, former lightweight champion.

Oliveira has dominated the division over the past five years, and he boasts an impressive 11-fight win streak in which he has defeated Justin Gaethje, Dustin Poirier, and Michael Chandler.



Charles Oliveira has been crushing through the lightweight division

The Brazilians are next to face Islam Makhachev in a showdown

Daniel Cormier thinks that a win for Oliveira might tempt Khabib Nurmagomedov from retirement

The Brazilian, who has lost the 155lb belt earlier this month on the scales, is apparently on track to face Islam Makhachev, Dagestani destroyer, in his next fight.

Daniel Cormier, a former champion in two-divisions, believes Nurmagomedov might be tempted to retire if Do Bronx passes through him.

During the most recent episode of DC & RC Nurmagomedov's AKA friend and team-mate said: "Man! It'll be nice for him [Oliveira] to fight Khabib.

"Many people said it: "It'll feel nice to know.

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Oliveira beating Oliveira, his friend, training partner, and long-time is a great way to try and draw him back in.

"But what if defending the honour of his friend is enough? If Islam doesn't do the job?"

Cormier is like many fighter fans, licking his lips at Oliveira and Makhachev's clash of grappling styles.

He said: "So, I think it is fast forward Islam Makhachev, to the championship, and make him against Charles Oliveira 11 wins in succession, 10 wins in succession and a tremendous matchup as well.

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"Because Islam won't be afraid to engage in conversation with Charles Oliveira at those places that make Charles so dangerous.

"He's going wrestle him, he will grapple with Charles, and no one has ever really lived to talk about grappling with Charles."

After his UFC 254 win over Justin Gaethje, Nurmagomedov, 33 has retired from mixed martial art in October 2020.

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Three months after the death of Abdulmanap, his father and coach, the undefeated Russian declared it a day.

Nurmagomedov briefly considered the possibility of returning last year, but ultimately decided to keep the promise he made his mother.

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