Dana White: ‘Khabib will fight when he calls me’

UFC President Dana White spoke about the situation with the date of the next bout of the organization’s lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. According to him, there are no specific dates for the return of the Russian to the octagon.

“Will he fight in September? He will fight when he calls me. We have no time limit. Gaethje will not defend the interim title. Khabib’s father has just died. When he’s ready, he’ll let me know, ” White said at a press conference after UFC Fight Island 2.

Recall that Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov died on July 3 after complications from COVID-19, he was 57 years old. Before the tragic events, it was expected that Habib would meet with Justin Gatzy in September. Now the timing of the return of the Russian to the octagon is not known.