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Given his age, ‘The Eagle’ could still have plenty of gas left in the tank and there don’t appear to be many potential opponents who could pose a serious threat to his perfect record.
A showdown with former two-weight champion ‘GSP’ – even if he has fought just once since 2013 – would be an exciting and fitting end to his career in the Octagon, while a rematch with McGregor would undoubtedly be a lucrative venture.
If Nurmagomedov sticks to his guns and this is the end, then he has gone out on top as the UFC’s No. 1-ranked pound-for-pound male fighter.