But, Khabib has insisted he's lost the desire to compete again and wants to focus on his career outside the octagon.
"Of course, I am in my prime and there’s still tons of money I could earn, but I had a different goal," Khabib says.
"And, as for money -- from now on we will earn it somewhere else."
Dana White has been saying for weeks -- and again during an interview we shot on Thursday -- that he strongly believes Khabib will come back for a 30th fight. He's even considering opponents for Khabib.
But, Khabib insists he's done for good -- saying there's nobody else out there for him to fight.