ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – OCTOBER 25: (R-L) Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia takes down Justin Gaethje in their lightweight title bout during the UFC 254 event on October 25, 2020 on UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Undefeated lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov said this week that he may reconsider coming out of retirement if a fighter in the upcoming UFC 257 can attract his attention.

UFC boss Dana White revealed in his latest conversation with Khabib who told him: “I will watch two lightweight matches at UFC 257.

“If these guys do something great and make me want to come back, then I will fight back.”

Nurmagomedov retired last October after beating Justin Gaethje at UFC 254.

UFC 257 will be held at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi on 24 January with the main fight being the clash between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor in the lightweight category.

In another match, Dan Hooker will take on Michael Chandler.

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