Junior dos Santos expects Khabib Nurmagomedov to come out of retirement if this one thing happens

Khabib Nurmagomedov 2022
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In October, Charles Oliveira will fight Islam Makhachev for the vacant 155-pound championship at UFC 280. 

Dos Santos thinks if Charles beats Makhachev in Abu Dhabi, then it could set up him defending the belt against Khabib Nurmagomedov, who has been retired since October 2020 with a perfect 24-0 record. 

“Damn, it’s obvious, and then, they’re wanting to put him against that Makhachev – Islam Makhachev, who’s a monster,” Junior dos Santos said on the Podpah podcast (h/t The Mirror. “It looks like he will accept the fight against Makhachev, hoping that Khabib (Nurmagomedov) will come out of retirement to fight him later.”