Dustin Poirier Wants Khabib Or Tony Ferguson Next

Dustin Poirier knows exactly who he wants to face inside the Octagon when he finally makes his return. Poirier was initially slated to face Nate Diaz at UFC 230 this past November. Unfortunately, “The Diamond” sustained an injury during tra…

Dustin Poirier knows exactly who he wants to face inside the Octagon when he finally makes his return. Poirier was initially slated to face Nate Diaz at UFC 230 this past November. Unfortunately, “The Diamond” sustained an injury during training camp and was unable to make the fight. Now that he’s healed up and ready […]

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Dustin Poirier Calls For Khabib Or Tony Ferguson Next

Dustin Poirier deserves a big fight at lightweight. And “The Diamond” has his eyes set on two of the division’s biggest stars. Poirier recently took to Twitter and clarified he wants a fight with either 155-pound champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, or Tony Ferguson next: Poirier is currently on a four-fight win streak. He has finished his […]

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Dustin Poirier deserves a big fight at lightweight. And “The Diamond” has his eyes set on two of the division’s biggest stars.

Poirier recently took to Twitter and clarified he wants a fight with either 155-pound champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, or Tony Ferguson next:

Poirier is currently on a four-fight win streak. He has finished his last three fights via TKO. His victories have been over elite competition such as Anthony Pettis, Justin Gaethje, and Eddie Alvarez. Poirier was scheduled to fight Nate Diaz at UFC 230 in November but unfortunately suffered an injury and couldn’t make the date.

Now, he’s waiting for another match-up, which will likely be the biggest of his career. Khabib is currently awaiting punishment from the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) for his involvement in the post-UFC 229 brawl. With that being said, a fight against Ferguson is likely. “El Cucuy” is on an 11-fight win streak and is long overdue for a title opportunity.

He might just have to face Poirier before finally getting a shot at his long-awaited fight with “The Eagle.”

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Khabib Reacts To Manager’s Claim Tony Ferguson Fight Won’t Happen

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has taken some heat for his manager’s recent comments. Ali Abdelaziz recently said that Tony Ferguson is ‘one hundred percent’ not Khabib’s next fight: “So [we want] the biggest money fight he can make, Ali said. Boxing, MMA, whatever. I love Tony Ferguson — he’s not that, I can tell […]

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UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has taken some heat for his manager’s recent comments.

Ali Abdelaziz recently said that Tony Ferguson is ‘one hundred percent’ not Khabib’s next fight:

“So [we want] the biggest money fight he can make, Ali said. Boxing, MMA, whatever. I love Tony Ferguson — he’s not that, I can tell you that. One-hundred percent, Tony Ferguson is not the next fight, because Tony Ferguson — I need somebody who can sell pay-per-views. 

Fans have been calling for a bout between the two dominant 155-pounders for quite some time. After hearing Khabib’s manager’s comments, they were not too pleased. A fan took to Instagram to comment on the matter, saying Khabib once said he fights for legacy and not money. Khabib responded by saying:

“my manager name Ali, my name Khabib, do not confuse.”

Khabib is undefeated in his mixed martial arts (MMA) career with a record of 27-0. As for Ferguson, he is on an amazing 11-fight win streak. He has victories over the likes of Rafael dos Anjos, Kevin Lee, and Anthony Pettis. Many believe Ferguson could be the man to finally hand the Russian the first defeat of his fighting career.

It would certainly be an intriguing fight, but before any fight for Khabib can be made, he must settle his issues with the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).

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Manager Explains Why Tony Ferguson Isn’t Khabib’s Next Fight

Khabib Nurmagomedov is undoubtedly the king of the UFC’s lightweight division. He defeated Conor McGregor with relative ease this past October. However, due to their involvements in the post-fight brawl between both camps, they’re awaiting …

Khabib Nurmagomedov is undoubtedly the king of the UFC’s lightweight division. He defeated Conor McGregor with relative ease this past October. However, due to their involvements in the post-fight brawl between both camps, they’re awaiting punishments from the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC). Neither man is permitted to fight until their suspensions and fines have been […]

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Manager: Tony Ferguson Is ‘One Hundred Percent’ Not Next For Khabib

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s manager has spoken, and Tony Ferguson will apparently not be the next challenger to the Dagestani’s throne. According to Abdelaziz, Khabib is in paradise in his native Dagestan, and as far as they are concerned he doesn’t need to fight to define his legacy. “The biggest money fight he can make,” Abdelaziz told […]

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Khabib Nurmagomedov’s manager has spoken, and Tony Ferguson will apparently not be the next challenger to the Dagestani’s throne.

According to Abdelaziz, Khabib is in paradise in his native Dagestan, and as far as they are concerned he doesn’t need to fight to define his legacy.

“The biggest money fight he can make,” Abdelaziz told MMA Fighting. “At the end of the day, Khabib doesn’t need to fight anybody else for his legacy. He’s done what he’s done. He’s 27-0, he’s 12-0 in the UFC, he’s never been dropped, he’s never been caught, he’s never been knocked down. Let’s talk about a GOAT. No PEDs. We talk about the greatest of all-time, I think that he should be on top of the list, because he never lost to anybody. He’s never lost, he’s never been dropped, he’s never been stitched, nothing.”

The Biggest Fight

Realistically, Khabib will fight again sooner rather than later. The more complicated quiestion is who the lightweight champ will be defending his title against.

To many people’s surprise, it won’t be No. 1 contender Tony Ferguson according to Abdelaziz due to ‘El Cucuy’s’ lack of true PPV drawing power.

“So [we want] the biggest money fight he can make, Ali said. Boxing, MMA, whatever. I love Tony Ferguson — he’s not that, I can tell you that. One-hundred percent, Tony Ferguson is not the next fight, because Tony Ferguson — I need somebody who can sell pay-per-views. At the end of the day, it will be the exact same situation. Khabib was supposed to fight Eddie Alvarez, remember that? When he got taken out [in place of Conor McGregor], we understood it because Conor’s going to bring pay-per-views. We need people who can help us sell pay-per-views, and that’s it.”

Despite Abdelaziz’s hard-line stance, it seems Ferguson should be next for the undefeated lightweight champion. That may not be the case now, and Dana White even teased a Khabib vs. McGregor rematch in 2019.

Who do you want to see Khabib take on next?

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Manager: Tony Ferguson Is One Of “Easiest” Fights For Khabib

Perhaps the next UFC lightweight title match-up to go down will be between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson. This is a fight the UFC has attempted to make several times in the past. Unfortunately, a string of injuries to both men has prevented it …

Perhaps the next UFC lightweight title match-up to go down will be between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson. This is a fight the UFC has attempted to make several times in the past. Unfortunately, a string of injuries to both men has prevented it from happening. Now, Khabib is the reigning and defending 155-pound champion […]

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