Tag: Khabib Nurmagomedov

Report: UFC’s Georges St-Pierre to announce retirement after failed negotiations with Khabib Nurmagomedov

By Tim Burke@TB_Money According to reports, Georges St-Pierre is set to officially hang up his gloves tomorrow. The former welterweight and middleweight UFC champion had apparently been angling for a 155-pound bout with lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, but that did not come to fruition. Ben Beaudoin of French-language station RDS, sister […]

Dana White on Khabib’s year-long absence: You can’t sit out and wait that long

By Milan Ordoñez@Mr_Ordonez UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov was slapped with a nine-month suspension for his involvement in the UFC 229 post-fight brawl that involved Conor McGregor last October. Since it would be retroactive to the time of the incident, he will be eligible to compete by July. However, his management team […]

Morning Report: Khabib Nurmagomedov thinks Tony Ferguson and Dustin Poirier will fight for interim title next

By Jed Meshew@JedKMeshew MMAfighting.com Last week, the Nevada Athletic Commission finally handed down their suspensions for the post-fight brawl that erupted at UFC 229 when Khabib Nurmagomedov jumped the fence and launched himself into the crowd to attack Conor McGregor’s fight team. For inciting the brawl, Nurmagomedov was fined $500,000 and suspended for nine months, retroactive to […]

Khabib poses with Kadyrov after ‘gay purge’ reports

By Karim Zidan@ZidanSports Bloodyelbow.com Khabib Nurmagomedov, arguably the UFC’s most popular champion, was pictured alongside Ramzan Kadyrov, the leader of the Chechen Republic who was recently accused of reigniting his crackdown on the republic’s LGBTQ+ community. Nurmagomedov, who last defended his lightweight title against Conor McGregor at UFC 229 last October, posted the photo on his […]

Khabib claims he ‘nearly landed’ on DiCaprio during UFC 229 brawl

By Milan Ordoñez@Mr_Ordonez Bloodyelbow.com Khabib Nurmagomedov may have once said that “too much movie make your heart weak,” but he does know who Leonardo DiCaprio is. And according to the undefeated UFC lightweight champion, he almost had a rough encounter with the Hollywood A-Lister amidst the UFC 229 post-fight brawl. ESPN+ […]

Dana White ‘surprised’ by Khabib Nurmagomedov punishment, calls it a ‘little harsh’

By Peter Carroll@PetesyCarroll MMAfighting.com Dana White believes that the Nevada Athletic Commission were a little heavy handed when it came to fining Khabib Nurmagomedov for his involvement in the UFC 229 post-fight brawl. On Tuesday’s meeting of the NAC, a five-member committee voted in favor of a settlement agreement that will see Nurmagomedov receive a nine-month […]