Lookout out lightweight division, Khabib Nurmagomedov isn’t going anywhere.

On Wednesday night, during a segment of UFC Tonight, Ariel Helwani revealed the 155-pounder has decided against hanging up the gloves after a heart-to-heart with his father and is targeting a return to action in early 2016.

This news comes just a week after it was revealed the Dagestani had hinted at retirement after a set of broken ribs forced him out of his scheduled fight against Tony Ferguson at The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale in December.

Nurmagomedov (22-0), a Sambo world champion, is currently riding a six straight win streak inside the octagon. However, ‘The Eagle’ has not been seen inside the Octagon since April 2014. Since then,  the Nurmagomedov has undergone several treatments to repair his injured knee, including a setback that forced him out his number one contenders bout with Donald Cerrone at UFC 187 in May.

In his most recent victory, Nurmagomedov dominated reigning champion Rafael dos Anjos en route to a unanimous decision at UFC on FOX 11 last April. This would mark Dos Anjos’ last defeat as he would eventually rattle of three straight wins, culminating in the earning the UFC lightweight championship in March.  Nurmagomedov currently hold 15 career stoppage wins under his belt, including eight by way of submission.

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