UFC legend Khabib would be perfect in WWE alongside Paul Heyman as Drew McIntyre reveals he wants Tyson Fury fight03/25/2021
DREW MCINTYRE has backed Khabib Nurmagomedov to be a perfect fit for the WWE – so long as he has Paul Heyman by his side.
Nurmagomedov retired from the UFC in October, but Dana White hoped to tempt him back for one final fight.
But the UFC president recently announced unbeaten Khabib would officially not return.
It leaves the ex-lightweight champion's future up in the air, with Nurmagomedov now focussing on becoming a trainer.
But WWE superstar McIntyre admitted there is always a future for Khabib's talent in the WWE and advocate Heyman could do all of his talking for him.
He told TMZ Sports: "He's so talented that I reckon he could make some noise, and if he can't make the noise himself, we’ve got Paul Heyman.
"We’ve got a few talented people who can carry the load when it comes to talking.
"MVP has done a heckuva job for [Bobby] Lashley. Maybe that's another name to throw in the hat.
"But, he's such an amazing performer in the UFC, and if he can't quite figure out that part, we’ll make it work.
“We’re about enhancing the positives and hiding the negatives.”
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Nurmagomedov's retirement was hit by criticism by rival Conor McGregor, who was beaten by the Russian in 2018.
It appears their UFC rematch is now on the shelf but McIntyre – who has called out McGregor before – is open to having the pair face off in the ring.
But if not, there is a roster full of cruiserweights for McGregor, while McIntyre wants boxing champion Tyson Fury.
He said: "I keep saying maybe Conor and I will have a match one day, but I don't think so.
"But realistically I've said this before, I keep saying he's the size of my leg, but I look at my leg as I'm sitting right now, I've got pretty big legs, he's more like the size of my left calf.
"So maybe not Conor now, maybe one of our talented cruiserweights and Conor could have a match.
"Myself and Tyson Fury have always been going back and forth about having a match. So that's more of a heavyweight clash up here.
"And then Conor with one of our cruiserweight over here and Khabib we'll figure it out over here."
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