After UFC on ABC 1 win, Max Holloway wants in on Khabib Nurmagomedov sweepstakes

ABU DHABI – Max Holloway is throwing his name into the hat. Following his dominant UFC on ABC 1 unanimous decision win over Calvin Kattar, Holloway (22-6 MMA, 18-6 UFC) expressed interest in serving as a backup fighter for the UFC 257 pay-per-view next Saturday. UFC lightweight contenders Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier, Michael Chandler, and […]

Dana White Gives An Update On Khabib Nurmagomedov

UFC President Dana White Makes An Announcement On Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov Read the Full Article Here View full post on UFC News

Conor McGregor ‘not surprised’ Khabib Nurmagomedov would ‘scurry away’ into retirement rather than fight again

Conor Mcgregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Conor McGregor may never get the opportunity to avenge his past loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov but that doesn’t mean he’s forgotten about the rivalry they share. More than two years have passed since the lightweights went to war at UFC 229 with Nurmagomedov solidifying his […]

Last-ditch effort? Tony Ferguson takes shot at ‘fathead’ Khabib Nurmagomedov in reflective rant

Tony Ferguson vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov will forever be known as the one that got away. Or will it? It seems Ferguson (25-5 MMA, 15-3 UFC) might be attempting to breathe life into the five-time failed booking one last time through a pair of ranting tweets he posted Tuesday. Ferguson, 36, is coming off losses to […]

Dana White determined to book another Khabib Nurmagomedov fight: ‘I’m gonna press him as hard as I can for one more’

Khabib Nurmagomedov | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting If UFC President Dana White has his way, Khabib Nurmagomedov will get his chance to go 30-0. White and Nurmagomedov have both spoken publicly about Nurmagomedov’s career status in the months following the fighter’s retirement at UFC 254 after a successful defense of the lightweight championship against Justin […]

Dana White Plans to Press Khabib Nurmagomedov ‘As Hard As I Can for One More’ Fight

The time for Dana White’s long-awaited meeting with Khabib Nurmagomedov is fast approaching, and the UFC president remains resolute that the lightweight champion will step into the Octagon one last time. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

The Weekly Grind: Chef and internet sensation CZN Burak prepares epic meal for Khabib Nurmagomedov 

Instagram: @khabibnurmagomedov What makes professional fighters so relatable? At first glance, probably nothing. But take away the gloves, gis and bulging hematomas, and they’re actually not so different than the rest of us. These posts prove that even the toughest fighters are only human after all. Here is the latest edition of The Weekly Grind. […]

Twitter Mailbag: Can Conor McGregor beat Khabib? Is Michael Chandler a ‘nightmare’ fight?

Questions on your mind about recent happenings in the UFC or sport of MMA in general? MMA Junkie’s Twitter Mailbag is here – and this week, @mma_kings answers: How would Conor McGregor fair in a Khabib Nurmagomedov rematch? Is Michael Chandler actually Conor McGregor’s “worst nightmare”? Could A.J. McKee leave Bellator for the UFC if […]

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje full fight video

Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Watch Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje full fight video to see what could be Nurmagomedov’s final octagon appearance. At UFC 254 on Oct. 24, Nurmagomedov unified the UFC lightweight title with a dominating performance against Gaethje. Nurmagomedov won the fight via triangle choke in the second round. […]

Ali Abdelaziz not interested in Khabib vs. Conor McGregor rematch: ‘We don’t really care about him’

Ali Abdelaziz understands the magnitude of a Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor rematch, but doubts Nurmagomedov echoes the same sentiment. UFC lightweight champion Nurmagomedov (29-0 MMA, 13-0 UFC), who announced his retirement this past October, is scheduled to meet Dana White later this month to discuss his future. “The Eagle” has dominated the lightweight division’s […]

UFC free fight: Khabib Nurmagomedov submits Justin Gaethje at UFC 254, then retires

With the weight of the world on his shoulders, Khabib Nurmagomedov was able to produce one of his best UFC performances. Nurmagomedov defended his lightweight title against interim champion Justin Gaethje in the main event of UFC 254, which took place on “UFC Fight Island” in Abu Dhabi. The champion entered the bout with a […]

Dana White: ‘In a perfect world’ if Conor McGregor wins at UFC 257 he faces Khabib Nurmagomedov next

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Conor McGregor has a lot riding on his return at UFC 257, and that includes a potential rematch against Khabib Nurmagomedov. While the UFC’s primary focus in January is a trio of cards in Abu Dhabi, culminating with McGregor’s Jan. 23 fight with Dustin Poirier, there will be additional business to […]

Dana White would like Khabib vs. McGregor rematch after UFC 257 ‘in a perfect world’

Any regard that UFC president Dana White once held for Khabib Nurmagomedov’s retirement is clearly out the window. Earlier this week, Nurmagomedov again reiterated his intention to remain retired and suggested that the winner of the upcoming UFC 257 showdown between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier could eventually succeed him as UFC lightweight champion. While […]

Morning Report: Javier Mendez says if Khabib Nurmagomedov is retired, Dustin Poirier deserves first title shot

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Early this week, UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov stated that he believes the winner of the upcoming bout between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor will become the new lightweight champion. Nurmagomedov’s statement left some room for interpretation as to whether he meant the two would be fighting for his vacated title, […]

USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings, Dec. 29: Khabib closes year on top of pound-for-pound list

The final USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings update of 2020 is in, and retired UFC champ Khabib Nurmagomedov closes the year in the No. 1 spot on our pound-for-pound list. Sure, Nurmagomedov (29-0 MMA, 13-0 UFC) technically retired following his October win over Justin Gaethje at UFC 254, but like UFC president Dana White, we […]

Khabib Nurmagomedov expects UFC 257 headliner to crown new lightweight contender: ‘My belt will be taken by the winner of Dustin and Conor’

Khabib Nurmagomedov | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Khabib Nurmagomedov doesn’t expect to be holding his UFC lightweight title for much longer, according to a recent interview. The UFC lightweight champion retired in October following a successful defense of his belt against Justin Gaethje in the main event of UFC 254. Since then, he’s spoken publicly […]

Khabib Nurmagomedov Expects New Lightweight Champ to Be Crowned at UFC 257

It doesn’t sound like Dana White will have much luck persuading Khabib Nurmagomedov to make a comeback when the two meet in Abu Dhabi next month. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Khabib Nurmagomedov expects UFC 257 headliner to crown new lightweight champ: ‘My belt will be taken by the winner of Dustin and Conor’

Khabib Nurmagomedov | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Khabib Nurmagomedov doesn’t expect to be holding his UFC lightweight title for much longer, according to a recent interview. The UFC lightweight champion retired in October following a successful defense of his belt against Justin Gaethje in the main event of UFC 254. Since then, he’s spoken publicly […]

Daniel Cormier believes if Khabib Nurmagomedov returns his opponent ‘would have to be Georges St-Pierre’

Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje | Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images When the UFC returns to Abu Dhabi in January, the promotion will feature a trio of consecutive cards capped off by the return of Conor McGregor as he faces Dustin Poirier in a highly anticipated rematch at UFC 257 on Jan. […]

Daniel Cormier says money alone won’t lure Khabib Nurmagomedov back to UFC

Daniel Cormier thinks it will take more than money to lure Khabib Nurmagomedov back into the octagon. UFC lightweight champion Nurmagomedov (29-0 MMA, 13-0 UFC) hung up his gloves after submitting Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 on Oct. 24, but he’s yet to vacate his title, which has many questioning if his retirement will stick. […]

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