“Habib is not ending his career. He has goals to be achieved. You will see it before the end of the year. Me, he and Dana White communicate with match makers, and we are trying to determine the date. I’m sure Dana will tell everyone when Habib will fight, ”TMZ Sports quotes Abdel-Aziz.

He called not to believe any information about Nurmagomedov’s career, which does not come from him, White or the fighter himself.

“Of course, his heart is broken. This is his father, his mentor, his best friend. But in the end, Habib’s father has a legacy, and he would like Habib to reach it. Habib is a living legend. And so there are legends. A legend is born out of adversity, death, many things, and this is what Habib does. He returned after an operation on his back, after an operation on the cruciate ligaments, after the death of his father, and he will fight with Gatzha. They will have a great martial arts show, ”the manager added.

On July 3, as a result of complications caused by coronavirus, the father of the Russian champion Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov died. 

Nurmagomedov has owned the UFC lightweight champion belt since spring 2018. He has 28 victories and not a single defeat in MMA. 

Gatgy became the first contender for the title after defeating Tony Ferguson. In total, Gatzha won 22 victories over his career and lost twice.

Earlier, Dana White spoke about the possibility of holding a fight between Nurmagomedov and Gathey in September.