Dana White delivered his take on whether or not Khabib Nurmagomedov is the GOAT.
During an interview with GQ, White believes Khabib retired too early to be considered the GOAT.
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“It’s so hard. Obviously, he is talented enough. You know, who knows what he could accomplish, but he retired too early. I mean Jon Jones is probably gonna fight at heavyweight this year. You know, whatever you think about Jon, it’s hard not to call him a G.O.A.T. Believe me when I tell you, I have tried to convince Khabib to come out of retirement. We will see what happens over the next couple of years. But I feel like he left in his prime. I mean, look at what he did to Justin Gaethje right before he retired.”
White also surprisingly left Khabib off his top 5 UFC fighter list while naming Jon Jones the GOAT.