The talk of Khabib Nurmagomedov making a cross over to the wrestling world continues to roll on, despite the now-retired UFC’s clear reluctance.
Khabib Nurmagomedov Would ‘Smash John Cena’s Face. No Problem.”
Khabib walked away from the fight game ever since his comprehensive victory over Justin Gaethje, which took his tally to 29 victories to remain unbeaten in an illustrious career. So if the unthinkable were to happen and Khabib tested the waters in the wrestling world, what would the outcome be?
According to Ali Abdelaziz, who is Khabib’s manager, the Russian would have no problem. In an interview with TMZ, Ali backed Khabib to do some major damage. He said: “[If] any of these soft steroid freaks wanted to go ahead and have a wrestling match with Khabib and they want, to get beat up for real, they know who they need to call. He’ll go there, and he’ll smash John Cena’s face. No problem.”
To do it against one of the record-breakers in the form of John Cena would be a tall order. But given by what some UFC fighters have said, he would certainly fancy his chances. Georges St-Pierre had his name on everyone’s lips, as he sought to get Khabib out of retirement for a lucrative one-off match.
Sadly, the deal did not go ahead as Khabib stuck to his original promise of walking away from UFC for the sake of his mother. That did not stop Georges, though, from having some kind words towards the fighter. In an interview on the Joe Rogan podcast, he said: “To me, Khabib is one of the scariest to do it because he’s beating you down.
“He’s not only beating you, but he’s breaking you mentally. And for me, that is worse than anything. For me, he’s the scariest one pound-for-pound.” The enthusiasm for Khabib to cross over has been coming from the wrestling world too. Drew McIntyre, who had been on course to take on Tyson Fury before covid had intervened, was excited at the prospect of him joining.
He previously told TMZ: “We’re about enhancing the positives and hiding the negatives. I think the fans would be very excited to see him. Khabib would be a huge star for us.” Let us know what you think in the comment section down below. Please also remember to stay up to date with the latest news on TheOvertimer. Don’t forget to visit Gamestingr for great videos, news, and gameplay!