Khabib Nurmagomedov has said he'd fight Michael Jordan if he could fight anyone

Talking to ESPN social on the red carpet ahead of the UFC Hall of Fame induction at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas,

Khabib Nurmagomedov chose as the NBA GOAT for a star who he would fight if could.

"Michael Jordan. Yes. Do you want to know why? Because I think I could take him down," Nurmagomedov stated.

Former UFC lightweight champ who left his sport while at top of his game , with an impressive 29-0 record.

Nurmagomedov was immortalized in the UFC's Hall and is remembered for his dazzling ground-and-pound prowess.

Nurmagomedov defeated a host of the top 155-pounders in his prime, including Rafael dos Anjos, Al Iaquinta, Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier, and Justin Gaethje.

He has high-level ambitions for his post-fight profession, as the owner of the combat sports company Eagle Fighting Championship, and

assists in training and cornering young stars Islam Makhachev, Umar Nurmagomedov as well as Usman Nurmagomedov.

"I really want to meet Michael Jordan," Nurmagomedov stated during The Full Send podcast.