UFC 242 Aftermath: Considering Khabib Nurmagomedov’s place among the all-time greats

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting On Saturday night, Khabib Nurmagomedov defended his UFC lightweight title with a third-round submission win over interim champion Dustin Poirier. It was, for the most part, total domination. Poirier had brief moments of success in the second and third rounds but ultimately they were fleeting and Nurmagomedov did what he’s done […]

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Strategy Remains The Same: ‘Make Him Tired, Make Him Tap’

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov puts his title on the line on Saturday at UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi when he takes on interim champ Dustin Poirier in a title unification bout. According to “The Eagle,” his patented game plan of taking his opponents down and tiring them out remains unchanged. View full post on Recent […]

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father says he’ll cash huge payday at UFC 242

It appears UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is already a big winner before he steps into the octagon at UFC 242 on Saturday. According to his father and coach Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, “The Eagle” will bank the biggest payday of his career when he looks to unify the UFC lightweight title against interim champion Dustin Poirier […]

‘UFC 242 Embedded,’ No. 2: Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father runs practice

The UFC’s ninth pay-per-view of the year takes place Saturday with UFC 242, and the promotion’s popular “Embedded” series returns to get you ready. UFC 242 takes place at The Arena at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FX and UFC Fight Pass/ESPN+. In the main event, […]

UFC 242 free fight: Relive Khabib Nurmagomedov’s win over Al Iaquinta

The buildup to UFC 223 was one of the most memorable weeks in the history of mixed martial arts. A quick refresher course: Khabib Nurmagomedov was supposed to fight UFC interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson to fill vacated, full 155-pound title. Then Ferguson tripped over a production cable during a media day at the FOX […]

UFC 242 free fight: Relive Khabib Nurmagomedov’s beatdown of Michael Johnson

Khabib Nurmagomedov returns to action at UFC 242, where he puts his UFC lightweight title, and his undefeated record, on the line against interim champion Dustin Poirier. But it was at UFC 205 when it truly became clear that Dagestan’s favorite son was well on his way to the championship, and nothing was going to […]

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

Manager Ali Abdelaziz discusses Nurmagomedov’s interactions with Chechen dictator Ramzan Kadyrov

Earlier this month, UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov traveled to Chechnya during the holy month of Ramadan to attend a meal at the invitation of Chechen autocrat Ramzan Kadyrov. Nurmagomedov was accompanied by fellow MMA fighter Shamil Zavurov and posted a video recounting the night on his Instagram feed. It was not the first time […]

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 […]

Joe Rogan: Conor McGregor Will Always Have A Problem With Nurmagomedov’s Wrestling

While Conor McGregor continues to push for a rematch against lightweight kingpin Khabib Nurmagomedov, Ultimate Fighting Championship color commentator Joe Rogan maintains that one of the main dynamics of their first matchup is unlikely to change. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Conor McGregor Attacks Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Wife In Now-Deleted Tweet

Conor McGregor, who just last week retired from the sport of MMA, has reignited his rivalry against the last man to beat him inside the Octagon, Khabib Nurmagomedov. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Conor McGregor tweets, deletes personal attack on Khabib Nurmagomedov’s wife

Conor McGregor might be retired, but he’s not done calling for a rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov. He’s willing to go low to get it, too. On Tuesday night, McGregor (21-4 MMA, 9-2 UFC) took aim once again at Nurmagomedov (27-0 MMA, 11-0 UFC), imploring the UFC lightweight champion not to be scared of running back […]

Morning Report: Khabib Nurmagomedov’s wishlist includes fights with GSP, Tony Ferguson, Floyd Mayweather

While UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is still waiting on the Nevada Athletic Commission to levy punishment for inciting a brawl at UFC 229, the world waits for Nurmagomedov to reveal who he will be fighting next. Tony Ferguson, Floyd Mayweather, and Dustin Poirier have all been mentioned as possible opponents, and while Nurmagomedov doesn’t […]

‘Violent Bob Ross’ says he has ‘gained confidence’ from being Khabib Nurmagomedov’s sparring partner

DENVER — At UFC Denver media day, Luis Peña discusses training with Khabib Nurmagomedov, moving full-time to AKA, his fight with fellow TUF alum Mike Trizano, his “Violent Bob Ross” nickname and more. View full post on MMA Fighting – All Posts

Dana White scoffs at Khabib Nurmagomedov’s manager expecting $50 million for next fight

NEW YORK – With the Nevada State Athletic Commission still deliberating on the chaotic events that transpired at UFC 229, there aren’t many updates that UFC President Dana White can provide when it comes to the lightweight title picture. Here’s one thing White can say, though: That $50 million dollar price tag that Khabib Nurmagomedov’s […]

NSAC Votes to Release Half of Khabib Nurmagomedov’s $2 Million Purse from UFC 229

The Nevada State Athletic Commission voted unanimously to release half of Khabib Nurmagomedov’s $2 million purse from UFC 229 during a Wednesday meeting. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

NSAC releases $1 million of Khabib Nurmagomedov’s UFC 229 purse

Gallery Khabib Nurmagomedov def. Conor McGregor at UFC 229: Best photos view 15 images Khabib Nurmagomedov will get half of the purse he was guaranteed for UFC 229. The Nevada State Athletic Commission on Wednesday voted unanimously to give Nurmagomedov $1 million of his disclosed $2 million payout for the event, tying the other half’s […]

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s manager responds to Conor McGregor: ‘Just STFU and move on’

You had to figure it wouldn’t take too long for someone in Khabib Nurmagomedov’s camp to respond to Conor McGregor’s recent Instagram post. In a Monday night post which as of Tuesday evening has received more than 2.7M likes, McGregor gave what many considered a clear-headed response to his fourth-round submission loss to Nurmagomedov in […]

Daniel Cormier Breaks Down Nurmagomedov’s Wrestling Technique From UFC 229

At UFC 229, Khabib Nurmagomedov continued to showcase just how effective his wrestling and top control game is, especially against a striker of the caliber of his opponent, Conor McGregor. Nurmagomedov controlled the fight from start to finish, smothering his opponent before eventually securing a neck crank in the fourth round to retain his Ultimate […]

Dana White responds to Khabib Nurmagomedov’s threat to quit UFC: ‘We’re good’

Gallery Khabib Nurmagomedov def. Conor McGregor at UFC 229: Best photos view 15 images An apparent standoff with Khabib Nurmagomedov and the UFC has been resolved, according to president Dana White – even if he didn’t sound entirely sure. Nurmagomedov last week threatened to leave the UFC if the promotion fired his teammate, Zubaira Tukhugov, […]

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