WWE legend The Undertaker backed Khabib Nurmagomedov to come out of retirement as ‘there’s always a number out there’.
Nurmagomedov made the shock decision to hang up his gloves after submitting Justin Gaethje at UFC 254.
But pro wrestling royalty Undertaker – who is an avid UFC fan – has tipped Khabib to be enticed back into the cage for the right opponent and price.
He told ESPN: “I think he comes back. We all look at that nowadays when somebody says that with a lifted eyebrow really.
“You know, how many times has Conor retired? How many times Jon Jones has retired?
“It’s just like, There’s always a fight out there and there’s always a number out there that says, ‘Yeah I could still do this’.”
Taker – real name Mark Calaway – himself is no stranger to retirement, having announced in June that he was walking away from the WWE.
As well Calaway, UFC president Dana White has also predicted Nurmagomedov will fight on to complete 30 fights.
Khabib’s win against Gaethje was the first fight since the loss of his influential father Abdulmanap, who passed away aged 57 in July after contracting coronavirus.
But beforehand, Nurmagomedov had confirmed his father wanted him to retire at 30-0.
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And now White believes Khabib could come back for one last fight to honour his dad’s legacy and as a result has kept his lightweight belt.
He said: “I told you guys that I think he’s gonna go to [30-0].
“If he’s still testing, why the hell would you want to test if you’re not gonna fight?
“He hasn’t committed, but I feel like he’s gonna. I’m not really pushing him. We talked about it and he just fought.
“Let him take some time, spend some time with his family, spend the holidays. There’s no rush.”