Dustin Poirier Reveals Secret Weapons He’s Enlisting For Khabib Camp

Interim UFC lightweight champion Dustin Poirier is headed for the biggest fight of his career when he battles undisputed champ Khabib Nurmagomedov in the featured bout of September’s UFC 242 from Abu Dhabi. ‘The Diamond’ brings arguab…

Interim UFC lightweight champion Dustin Poirier is headed for the biggest fight of his career when he battles undisputed champ Khabib Nurmagomedov in the featured bout of September’s UFC 242 from Abu Dhabi. ‘The Diamond’ brings arguably the most momentum he’s ever had into the fight. Poirier has won four straight fights over top names […]

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Dana White ‘Assuming’ Tony Ferguson Is Next In Line For Lightweight Title Shot

Things are looking bright for Tony Ferguson’s hopes at challenging for the UFC lightweight title. UFC President Dana White was recently the special guest host of a recent episode of the LVSportsBiz.com’s Guerilla Cross Radio show. During his appearance, White discussed the lightweight division and all its complexities. In regards to Ferguson, White interestingly pointed […]

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Things are looking bright for Tony Ferguson’s hopes at challenging for the UFC lightweight title.

UFC President Dana White was recently the special guest host of a recent episode of the LVSportsBiz.com’s Guerilla Cross Radio show. During his appearance, White discussed the lightweight division and all its complexities. In regards to Ferguson, White interestingly pointed out he’s “assuming” “El Cucuy” is next in line for a title shot after Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier unify their titles (via MMA Junkie):

“Khabib is fighting Dustin Poirier in Abu Dhabi in September,” White said. “Then I don’t know, we’ll see. Tony Ferguson just came off a great win this weekend over ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone, and I’m assuming he’s next.”

Many believe that, should Khabib successfully defend his title against Poirier in September, Conor McGregor could step in and take an immediate title rematch with “The Eagle.” Of course, such a matchup wouldn’t make sense, as McGregor hasn’t fought since his fourth-round submission loss to Khabib in Las Vegas this past October.

White noted on McGregor that the Irishman is rich now, and it’s hard to get guys with money to fight again:

“We’ll see what happens with Conor— what Conor wants to do Conor is super rich,” White said. “It’s hard to get guys to fight when they’re super rich.”

Hopefully, things will be a lot more clear after Khabib vs. Poirier in September. The action goes down at the UFC 242 pay-per-view (PPV) from Abhu Dhabi on September 9.

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Khabib Nurmagomedov Not Impressed With Tony Ferguson Or Donald Cerrone

In “the people’s main event” of UFC 238, Donald Cerrone was taking on Tony Ferguson in what promised to bring fireworks. There, the thought process was that the winner would then fight for the lightweight title against the winner of K…

In “the people’s main event” of UFC 238, Donald Cerrone was taking on Tony Ferguson in what promised to bring fireworks. There, the thought process was that the winner would then fight for the lightweight title against the winner of Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier. However, the undefeated Russian was not impressed by either one […]

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Khabib Backs Tyson Fury As Best Heavyweight In Boxing

First Conor McGregor, and now Khabib Nurmagomedov are showing their support for boxing heavyweight star Tyson Fury. “The Eagle” was recently in London promoting his upcoming lightweight title defense against Dustin Poirier at UFC 242. Khabib and Poirier took part in a press conference to promote the pay-per-view (PPV). The Russian grappler did some additional […]

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First Conor McGregor, and now Khabib Nurmagomedov are showing their support for boxing heavyweight star Tyson Fury.

“The Eagle” was recently in London promoting his upcoming lightweight title defense against Dustin Poirier at UFC 242. Khabib and Poirier took part in a press conference to promote the pay-per-view (PPV). The Russian grappler did some additional media afterward, including an interview with MMA Junkie.

During their conversation, Khabib talked a little bit of boxing and heaped praise on heavyweight star Tyson Fury. The 155-pound champ explained why he thinks Fury is the best in the heavyweight mix:

“I think best is Tyson Fury,” Nurmagomedov said. “In my opinion, like boxing, he’s the best right now, my opinion. Because you see his fight versus Wilder. Without the knockdown he beat him.

“Right now is not bad in heavyweight boxing. Andy) Ruiz, (Anthony) Joshua, (Deontay) Wilder, if (Wladimir) Klitischko come back, it’s very good heavyweight right now, heavyweight time. But my opinion, Fury is the best maybe I’m wrong sorry about other guys like all of them respect all fo them but this is very good time for boxing heavyweight division.”

Khabib is a fan of the sport of boxing, however, he admits that mixed martial arts (MMA) actually puts its top stars against each other. As opposed to boxing, who waits several years before making the fights the fans want to see:

“If you talk about MMA, they make perfect, toughest matchup, guys, they fight each other,” Khabib said. “It if was like in boxing, a lot of stars, they don’t fight each other. But if it was UFC, if you are tough, and other guy tough, people want to see this, after like 5-6 months, UFC make this.

“In boxing if you want to watch Wilder vs. Joshua, or something like this fight, you have to wait years and years. It’s why I love UFC because, I like, they make this. If this was boxing, how many years were we waiting (for) Pacquiao and Mayweather? How many years Wilder and Tyson Fury hit 100-0 and 100-0 and people beg ‘please make this fight.’” 

As for Fury, he makes his return to the ring tomorrow (Sat. June 15, 2019) night against Tom Schwarz from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada on ESPN+. LowKickMMA will be providing live coverage of the bout throughout the night.

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Khabib Says Tyson Fury Is The Best Heavyweight Boxer

Khabib Nurmagomedov is 27-0 and has a claim to be the greatest lightweight in MMA history, and possibly one of the greatest ever. But, in another combat sport in boxing, the question remains who is the best heavyweight? The division is stacked with the…

Khabib Nurmagomedov is 27-0 and has a claim to be the greatest lightweight in MMA history, and possibly one of the greatest ever. But, in another combat sport in boxing, the question remains who is the best heavyweight? The division is stacked with the likes of Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder, Anthony Joshua, and Andy Ruiz […]

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UFC Champion Khabib: I Don’t Want To Fight In Las Vegas Anymore

Khabib Nurmagomedov has no interest in taking his talents to Las Vegas again. Nurmagomedov’s last trip to Las Vegas ended on a sour note. “The Eagle” submitted Conor McGregor in the main event of UFC 229, but a brawl broke out once th…

Khabib Nurmagomedov has no interest in taking his talents to Las Vegas again. Nurmagomedov’s last trip to Las Vegas ended on a sour note. “The Eagle” submitted Conor McGregor in the main event of UFC 229, but a brawl broke out once the fight was over. The UFC lightweight champion jumped into the crowd and […]

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