Dana White Addresses Next Possible Opponent For Khabib Nurmagomedov

Dana White addresses who he thinks will be next in line for Khabib Nurmagomedov and his UFC lightweight title. The UFC President did a recent interview with ESPN where he noted that a potential rematch between Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor could happen. However, he does understand that there are still a couple other options available […]

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Dana White addresses who he thinks will be next in line for Khabib Nurmagomedov and his UFC lightweight title. The UFC President did a recent interview with ESPN where he noted that a potential rematch between Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor could happen. However, he does understand that there are still a couple other options available as well.

Obviously, a rematch between the UFC lightweight champ and McGregor would be a huge fight. But White doesn’t see this bout as the only one to make next. Instead, he stated that there some other options including a potential showdown against Tony Ferguson. This has been a fight that fans have wanted to see for years. But something has always gotten in the way of it happening.

“I think you’d have to look at the Conor McGregor-Khabib Nurmagomedov fight,” White said when asked about the stand out performance of 2018 when speaking to ESPN. “[It] broke records, incredible fight, Khabib wins, which sets up possible fights with Tony [Ferguson] and [Dustin] Poirier and Conor [rematch]; like I said in every division I could crack out two or three different things that are fun and exciting for either the end of this year or next year.”

At the end of the day, what is next for Khabib all comes down to the decision made by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. The NSAC holds a meeting to decide his punishment on December 10th.

“I don’t know if the immediate rematch happens because we got to see what the Nevada State Athletic Commission hands down in December when that hearing happens,” White stated. “So I’m not even thinking about that. I’m thinking about possibilities in the future. But, right now, not even worth thinking about until we find out what happens in Nevada.”

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Khabib Nurmagomedov Open To Ending Bad Blood With McGregor

Khabib Nurmagomedov open to putting an end of bad blood with former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion Conor McGregor. This is an interesting idea by the UFC lightweight champion due to everything that has gone on between the two stars. Back in April during fight week of the UFC 223 pay-per-view event, McGregor and several […]

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Khabib Nurmagomedov open to putting an end of bad blood with former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion Conor McGregor. This is an interesting idea by the UFC lightweight champion due to everything that has gone on between the two stars.

Back in April during fight week of the UFC 223 pay-per-view event, McGregor and several members of his entourage decided to fly from Ireland to Brooklyn, New York, to get revenge on Nurmagomedov.

It all started once the UFC lightweight champion got into an argument with McGregor’s training partner, Artem Lobov, earlier that week. This led to McGregor attacking the fighter bus that had Nurmagomedov.

He was arrested as a result and charged with three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief. This drama continued in the lead-up to Khabib vs. McGregor happening at UFC 229. It saw McGregor say some harsh comments about the UFC champion.

McGregor lost to Nurmagomedov in the headliner of UFC 229 from Las Vegas, Nevada. In the fight, Khabib submitted McGregor with what appeared to be a neck crank or face choke.

Khabib Nurmagomedov Willing To Make Peace

The UFC champion spoke with the media in Russia at a press conference on Monday. This is where he talked about potentially putting an end to his rivalry with McGregor (transcript courtesy of MMAJunkie).

“Everything is possible. Just as McGregor and I feuded, so we could reconcile. Who are we not to forgive one another when the Almighty forgives us?”

Nurmagomedov also ruled out the possibility of moving into politics after retiring from MMA despite several Russian athletes making the move.

“I try to stay away from all that,” he said. “The main thing is to have the desire to help people and you don’t have to be a member of parliament to do that.”

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Khabib Nurmagomedov Addresses Early Retirement Rumors

Khabib Nurmagomedov addresses rumors that he may walk away from the sport of MMA and retire early.

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Khabib Nurmagomedov addresses some rumors that have been making the rounds about him potentially walking away and going into retirement early. This would be an interesting move for the UFC lightweight champion, who is on top of his division in the Las Vegas-based promotion.

Over the past few weeks, Nurmagomedov’s manager has claimed to have some big and exciting news on the way involving the UFC lightweight champion. What that big news remains to be unseen. However, as a result of this teaser, fight fans have speculated about various things.

The UFC champion spoke with the media in Russia at a press conference on Monday. This is where he talked about the idea he could hang up his gloves.

‘To me every fight is the last fight,’ Nurmagomedov said (H/T to Metro). ‘I feel that in every fight, and then they start calling you and you start getting ready. I have been thinking about it, I’m 30.”

Before Khabib can do anything, he must face his punishment when he finds out actual sanctions from the NSAC later this year. The commission will meet on December 10th to give a decision on his involvement in the UFC 229 brawl with Conor McGregor.

Nurmagomedov continued to state at this presser that he feels that he’s still in the peak of his career. Thus, it’s not time in his mind to hang up his gloves.

‘Life goes on and I don’t want to be beaten. You have to live when you’re on top, and it’s not just me saying this. ‘It’s always been like this. When you’re at your peak, you can never get back to your top form. But for right now, I’m okay. I can go on.’

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Khabib’s Manager Claims He’ll Smack Conor McGregor If He Sees Him

Khabib’s manager continues to put former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion Conor McGregor on blast. Ali Abdelaziz still has personal issues with McGregor despite the fact that Khabib Nurmagomedov won the fight. The UFC lightweight champion was able to silence McGregor at the UFC 229 pay-per-view event. This is where he submitted McGregor after a […]

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Khabib’s manager continues to put former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion Conor McGregor on blast.

Ali Abdelaziz still has personal issues with McGregor despite the fact that Khabib Nurmagomedov won the fight. The UFC lightweight champion was able to silence McGregor at the UFC 229 pay-per-view event. This is where he submitted McGregor after a dominant performance.

While speaking with ESPN’s Ariel Helwani on his MMA show, Abdelaziz went off on McGregor by stating that if he sees him then he would smack. In fact, he would break his face for talking about his family.

“I want to punch Conor McGregor across his nose and break his face for talking about my family. Khabib got his revenge, but I didn’t.”

This was a fiery rant. At one point, he brought up how he thinks that McGregor’s longtime friend and training partner Artem Lobov should be thankful. Thanking McGregor for keeping him under contract with the UFC.

“If Artem Lobov wasn’t Conor McGregor’s friend, he wouldn’t be in the UFC. It’s that simple.”

This drama all started in the lead up of Khabib vs. McGregor happening at the UFC 229 event. It saw McGregor say some harsh comments about the UFC champion. Although Abdelaziz thinks McGregor is a great promoter, he still sees him as a prostitute despite the fact that he changed the game.

“Conor McGregor has changed the game as far as promotion is concerned. But he is still a prostitute.”

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Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Manager Has Big Money Demand For Next Fight

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s manager is looking to get his client paid big bucks.

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Khabib Nurmagomedov’s manager is appearing to have what’s best for his client in mind when it comes to his next fight. It’s pretty clear if the UFC wants to see their lightweight champion fight again. But big money will have to be put on the line.

The speculation about who he’d fight next has gone wild. Could Khabib be fighting Conor McGregor for the second time? How about a fight with former UFC middleweight and welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre? Might he change things up with a boxing bout with Floyd Mayweather?

Khabib’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz, has stated in a recent interview they will fight anyone but it needs to be for the biggest money bout possible.

“Ben Askren, Woodley, none of these guys can touch Khabib,” Abdelaziz told TMZ Sports (H/T to MMAFighting). “Especially if they’re scared to get tired and these guys, they get tired.”

Abdelaziz made it known that he’s worried about getting big money from the UFC that is around the range of $50M to $100M.

“Now, I’m not even worried about Tyron or Ben Askren, I’m worrying about somebody bringing $50M to $100M to the table and none of these guys can bring $200,000 to the table.”

The reason for this is due to the payday that they got for UFC 229 that saw Khabib submit McGregor. McGregor made $3M in base pay. He was rumored to have pulled in upwards of $50M once getting a percentage of the PPV sales. On the flip side, Khabib got a salary of $2M and will have also received a piece of the PPV money.

“Listen, the guy we just fought said he made $50M,” Abdelaziz said. “I think, as a global superstar, Khabib bypass him. You have a guy meeting with Putin and Erdo?an and the other guy selling liquor on the corner store.”

Khabib Nurmagomedov Looking To Be Paid

For Khabib’s manager, he thinks that Khabib’s job is to get as much money as possible not figure out what’s his next fight.

“At the end of the day, maybe a whole bunch of money gets on the table, maybe the rematch. I don’t know. Maybe we’ll give a rematch to the guy we just killed. . . Whatever’s gonna bring Khabib money. This is now my job. It’s not Khabib’s job. Khabib created legacy, 11 years, 27 fights. Right now, money talks, bulls**t walks. That’s it.”

According to his manager, the UFC champ is rich and could retire right now if he wanted to do so. Thus, they will wait it out until the right fight is presented.

“Khabib can retire now. He’s rich. . . But if somebody’s gonna put big paycheck on the table and we can get it done, I don’t care about number one contender, number ten contender. Khabib was number one contender for five years! Conor jumped him, Eddie jumped him, a lot of people jumped him. Right now, it’s about the paycheck.”

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Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Manager Teases ‘Big News’

Ali Abdelaziz claims to have some big and exciting news on the way.

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Khabib Nurmagomedov’s manager is claiming to have some big and exciting news on the way involving the UFC lightweight champion. Although his manager claims to have some good news on the way, the status of the fighter is up in the air.

The reason for that is the expectation is that Khabib could be facing a long suspension by the NSAC (Nevada State Athletic Commission) due to his recent actions. Obviously, a rematch between the UFC lightweight champ and Conor McGregor would be a huge fight. That may have to wait.

Last week, the NSAC held a hearing regarding this incident. At the meeting, it was revealed that they would extend the temporary suspensions given to both McGregor and Nurmagomedov.

McGregor and Khabib must face their punishment when they find out actual sanctions from the NSAC later this year. The commission will meet on December 10th where they will decide the fates of the two UFC stars.

Khabib’s manager Ali Abdelaziz took to Twitter on Sunday where he teased that they’ve got some exciting news on the way.

”We will blow your mind,” he wrote on Twitter. “Big news coming @TeamKhabib.”

What that big news remains to be unseen. However, as a result of this teaser, fight fans have speculated about various things. Could Khabib be fighting McGregor for the second time? How about a fight with former UFC middleweight and welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre? Might change things up with a boxing bout with Floyd Mayweather?

Oh, how fun speculating on such a topic can be so much fun. Time will tell what this teaser actually means.

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