Tag: Khabib Nurmagomedov

UFC announces signing of Umar Nurmagomedov, cousin of Khabib

MMAfighting.com By Alexander K. Lee@AlexanderKLee  Another Nurmagomedov is stepping into the Octagon. The UFC announced Thursday via social media that undefeated Russian bantamweight Umar Nurmagomedov (12-0) has been signed to the promotion. Umar is the cousin of UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. Per the announcement, Nurmagomedov’s debut is being targeted for UFC 249, though an […]

Nurmagomedov: People only want to see McGregor rematch for the drama

Bloodyelbow.com By Lewis Mckeever@Mckeever89 Khabib Nurmagomedov is still not interested in a rematch with Conor McGregor, as ‘The Eagle’ feels fans are only interested in the inevitable drama surrounding the match-up. RELATED All About Conor McGregor Prior to their lightweight title bout at UFC 229, which saw Khabib submit McGregor in […]

Khabib accuses McGregor of ‘ducking tough match-ups’, says he’s not deserving of title rematch

Bloodyelbow.com By Lewis Mckeever@Mckeever89  Khabib Nurmagomedov has doubled down on his criticism of Conor McGregor, accusing his UFC lightweight rival of ‘ducking tough match-ups’ and looking for the easiest fights available. Nurmagomedov, who submitted McGregor to retain his lightweight title at UFC 229, dismissed McGregor’s 40-second TKO of Donald Cerrone at […]

Khabib Nurmagomedov on Conor McGregor: ‘We have not finished yet what was on October 6’

By Lewis Mckeever@Mckeever89 Bloodyelbow.com It appears Khabib Nurmagomedov has unfinished business with Conor McGregor. Although Nurmagomedov beat McGregor convincingly at UFC 229, submitting the Irishman with a neck crank in the fourth round, ‘The Eagle’ hinted that he would like to run things back with ‘The Notorious’ at a later date. […]

Kevin Lee thinks Dustin Poirier’s footwork could be problematic for Nurmagomedov: ‘It might be a long night for Khabib’

By Lewis Mckeever@Mckeever89 Bloodyelbow.com Undefeated lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov is the rightful favorite heading into his title unification bout against Dustin Poirier, but former lightweight title challenger turned welterweight hopeful Kevin Lee believes ‘The Diamond’ may have the tools to pull off the upset on Sept. 7. Speaking to renowned podcast […]

Dana White ‘absolutely could’ see Khabib vs McGregor 2, will decide after UFC 242

By Milan Ordoñez@Mr_Ordonez Bloodyelbow.com UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is officially back in action. The undefeated Dagestani will unify the 155-pound title against interim champion Dustin Poirier at UFC 242 this September. With Khabib back in action and Conor McGregor back in the gym, the conversation about a rematch between the […]