A few weeks ago, Khabib Nurmagomedov hinted at returning to the MMA world as Islam Makhachev’s corner for his fight against Dustin Poirier at UFC 302. The speculations of the former lightweight champ’s return to the UFC have also seen a peak in recent times. And with a new video on YouTube, the fight fans are left in utter confusion.

Previously, Javier Mendez, the founder of American Kickboxing Academy, and Nurmagomedov’s former coach, revealed that the talks about the Dagestani’s return were nothing but rumors. He disclosed that ‘The Eagle’ was devoted to not fighting again. He was giving time to his family and wouldn’t be in anyone’s corner. However, with multiple visuals of Nurmagomedov training with his protege circling the internet, the fans can’t help but speculate. 

Recently, another video found its way to popularity, wherein ‘The Eagle’ was impressing the fighting community on a treadmill. Beside him was none other than the current UFC LW champion, on a stationary bike. 


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Without a doubt, the video garnered the attention of the entire world of mixed martial arts. The fight fans took over the comments section as soon as the video was released on YouTube. Let’s find out what the fighting community had to say.

Fight fans confused as Khabib Nurmagomedov trains with Islam Makhachev


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With no time to spare, the fans of the sport took to the comments section and expressed themselves. One of the fans claimed that Nurmagomedov was indeed making a comeback and asked the world to wait and watch. The comment read, “Khabib is coming back watch.” Another fan pointed out that ‘The Eagle’ was looking thinner and thought that the rumors of him returning were true. “Khabib is looking alot trimmer, maybe the rumors of him returning are true,” wrote the fan. But this wasn’t the only comment aiming at Nurmagomedov getting back in shape. Another comment read, “He almost got back in shape.”

Furthermore, a fan created a scenario, where Conor McGregor would defeat Makhachev, forcing his mentor to make a return. “Imagine in a world where Mcgregor fights Islam and knocks him out forces Khabib to come back. Explosion,” the comment read. But the fight fans weren’t too far away from making funny remarks. They pointed out that it looked like Nurmagomedov was working out while Makhachev was simply chilling beside him. One fan commented, “khabib is putting in miles islam is chillin”, and another went, “Islam chilling in the back is hilarious, letting Khabib catch up with the weight cut.”

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But that’s not where the funny speculations ended. The fans also commented about the former mixed martial artist’s eating habits. “Let’s not get excited , he’s only working out so he can eat more boorgers and steak,” wrote a fan. Meanwhile, another fan wrote, “Islam: when you have no energy and have lost a lot of weight because Khabib eats all the food.” 


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But one of the fans was simply impressed with Nurmagomedov. The fan commented, “I love how everytime a fighter from their team have to fight and cut weight an Khabib for some reasons also cut weight with them.”

Without a doubt, the MMA world was left confused with the fighters’ training footage. Do you think Nurmagomedov will make a comeback? Let us know us in the comments down below.


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