Dana White: ‘I’m assuming’ Tony Ferguson is next in line for Khabib vs. Poirier winner 

Tony Ferguson knows better than most that nothing is guaranteed but for now it appears he’s the next contender in line to fight for the UFC lightweight title. Following 12 straight wins including back-to-back victories over Anthony Pettis and Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, Ferguson would seem to be the only legitimate choice to battle the winner […]

Dustin Poirier explains why he will be the one to finally defeat Khabib Nurmagomedov 

Dustin Poirier isn’t fooling himself into believing that his upcoming fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov is going to be easy. After more than 30 professional fights, the highest of highs in big wins and the lowest of lows in devastating losses, the 30-year-old Louisiana native has seen it all during his career. That’s why he’s not […]

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Dustin Poirier UFC 242 press conference staredown

LONDON — At the UFC 242 press conference, UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier squared off for the first time Wednesday afternoon. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Video: Tony Ferguson says ‘Khabib and Conor can only run for so long’

CHICAGO – UFC lightweight Tony Ferguson meets with reporters to preview his upcoming fight against Donald Cerrone at UFC 238, discuss his relationship with Dana White, the state of the lightweight division’s title picture, Andy Ruiz Jr.’s recent victory over Anthony Joshua and send a warning to Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor. View full post […]

Ali Abdelaziz Claims Khabib Nurmagomedov Is Now The UFC’s Highest-Paid Fighter

Controversial manager Ali Abdelaziz claims that his client, lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, is now the highest paid fighter in the UFC. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Khabib vs Poirier To Headline UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi

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Manager: Khabib Nurmagomedov is now ‘highest-paid athlete in the UFC’ after new deal

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has his next fight booked and a lucrative new multi-fight contract to go along with it. On Tuesday, the UFC announced that Nurmagomedov would face interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier in a title unification bout on Sept. 7 at UFC 242 from Abu Dhabi. The fight was signed along with […]

Report: Khabib Nurmagomedov’s New UFC Contract Includes Georges St. Pierre Stipulation

Khabib Nurmagomedov has a new Ultimate Fighting Championship deal, and the contract comes with one especially noteworthy clause. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Dana White ‘absolutely’ could see Conor McGregor getting rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov

The lightweight title picture will become much clearer after UFC 242 when reigning champion Khabib Nurmagomedov faces interim champion Dustin Poirier on Sept. 7 in Abu Dhabi. Once an undisputed champion is crowned, the rest of the division can begin getting into position to challenge the winner and that short list of potential opponents still […]

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Dustin Poirier title unifier booked for UFC 242

A long-anticipated lightweight title unifier between champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and interim titleholder Dustin Poirier is now official for UFC 242. On Tuesday, the promotion announced the fight two weeks after clearing a roadblock when the Nevada Athletic Commission reduced the suspensions of Nurmagomedov teammates Abubakar Nurmagomedov and Zubaira Tukhugov for their role in an infamous brawl […]

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Dustin Poirier official for UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Dustin Poirier is official. The UFC announced Tuesday that Nurmagomedov (27-0) and Poirier (25-5, 1 NC) will meet in a lightweight title unification bout that will headline UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi on Sept. 7. A venue is still to be determined. Nurmagomedov will be returning from a nine-month disciplinary suspension for […]

Khabib Nurmagomedov-Dustin Poirier Lightweight Title Bout Official for UFC 242

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has announced that Khabib Nurmagomedov will defend his lightweight title against Dustin Poirier at UFC 242. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

AKA Coach ‘Excited to Start Camp’ for Khabib Nurmagomedov Title Defense vs. Dustin Poirier

The UFC has not yet formally announced that Khabib Nurmagomedov’s lightweight title defense against Dustin Poirier will headline the promotion’s Sept. 7 card in Abu Dhabi, but the champion’s team is about to begin preparations for the rumored bout. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Watch Khabib Nurmagomedov wrestle his father, his ‘greatest challenge’

Khabib Nurmagomedov has fought his way to become UFC lightweight champion and a perfect 27-0 record because of his wrestling. He mauls opponents inside the cage – takes them down and just pounds the hell out of them. It’s the Nurmagomedov way. But how did Khabib get like this? Thanks to his father, of course. […]

Tony Ferguson, Khabib manager Ali Abdelaziz trade barbs after clown emoji insult

Perhaps it’ll always be like this between Tony Ferguson and Ali Abdelaziz. One will tweet something about the other, the one being talked about sees it, and then off they go: Twitter beef. It happened Friday night thanks to a clown emoji. Earlier this week, ESPN’s Twitter account shared a graphic highlighting the situation at […]

Dustin Poirier Breaks Down Potential Fight Against Khabib Nurmagomedov

Dustin Poirier is ready to unify belts with Khabib Nurmagomedov later this year, with all signs pointing to that fight happening in September at UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi, UAE. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Twitter Mailbag: Are Khabib Nurmagomedov and his manager tempting the MMA gods?

Are Khabib Nurmagomedov and his manager asking for trouble by looking too far ahead in their 2019 plans? Does Conor McGregor seriously think it’s a good idea to run it back with the champ? How often should your baby poop, and do you really want to take a sports writer’s advice on that? That and […]

Khabib Nurmagomedov Releases Statement Regarding Reduced Suspensions for Teammates

An official announcement of the Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight title unification bout between current king Khabib Nurmagomedov and newly-crowned interim ace Dustin Poirier is imminent after the reduced sanctions handed down to Nurmagomedov’s teammates Abubakar Nurmagomedov and Zubaira Tukhugov for their roles in the post-UFC 229 brawl. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Conor McGregor: Khabib Nurmagomedov’s team ‘running away’ from rematch

Conor McGregor was back in the news recently, as the first man ever to simultaneously hold two UFC weight-class titles detailed his side of the infamous UFC 229 post-fight brawl to famed motivational guru Tony Robbins. But while “Mystic Mac” and his side of the skirmish which reverberated around the sports world commanded the bulk […]

Khabib Nurmagomedov teammates receive reduced suspensions ahead of UFC 242

Khabib Nurmagomedov and his team are ready to return. At a meeting of the Nevada Athletic Commission on Wednesday, fighters Abubakar Nurmagomedov and Zubaira Tukhugov saw their suspensions reduced by 35 days, at the recommendation of NAC executive director Bob Bennett. The two were initially handed one-year suspensions for their involvement in the UFC 229 […]

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