Is Khabib Nurmagomedov making a UFC return?

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Mixed martial arts (MMA) legend Khabib Nurmagomedov is set to return to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), however, it will be in a different role — not as a fighter.

The former UFC champion is reportedly expected to embark on a coaching career in the sport, with his first assignment being with former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold.

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His comeback campaign will see Khabib in his corner, which can be a frequent sight inside the Octagon from here on.

“He’s (Khabib) assuming this coaching role now,” Rockhold is quoted as saying by TMZ. “He wants to be a big part of my comeback.”

Rockhold and Khabib are both members of the American Kickboxing Academy — a martial arts gym based in San Jose.—APP