Daniel Cormier Thinks Justin Gaethje Will Be Khabib’s Toughest Fight

Daniel Cormier wouldn’t be surprised if Justin Gaethje proves to be a tough out for Khabib Nurmagomedov. On Oct. 24, Nurmagomedov and Gaethje will do battle in a lightweight title unification bout. “The Eagle” is the UFC lightweight c…

Daniel Cormier wouldn’t be surprised if Justin Gaethje proves to be a tough out for Khabib Nurmagomedov. On Oct. 24, Nurmagomedov and Gaethje will do battle in a lightweight title unification bout. “The Eagle” is the UFC lightweight champion, while Gaethje holds the interim 155-pound gold. The bout will serve as the UFC 254 main […]

The post Daniel Cormier Thinks Justin Gaethje Will Be Khabib’s Toughest Fight appeared first on MMA News.

Daniel Cormier Surprised To Hear Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Return At UFC 254

Daniel Cormier was caught off guard upon hearing the news of Khabib Nurmagomedov’s planned October return. Nurmagomedov, who holds the UFC lightweight title, is scheduled to take on interim champion Justin Gaethje in a title unification bout on O…

Daniel Cormier was caught off guard upon hearing the news of Khabib Nurmagomedov’s planned October return. Nurmagomedov, who holds the UFC lightweight title, is scheduled to take on interim champion Justin Gaethje in a title unification bout on Oct. 24. The bout will headline UFC 254. This will be “The Eagle’s” first bout since Sept. […]

The post Daniel Cormier Surprised To Hear Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Return At UFC 254 appeared first on MMA News.

Daniel Cormier Thought Khabib Nurmagomedov Would Be Away For A While

Nurmagomedov CormierDaniel Cormier was taken a little aback at seeing Khabib Nurmagomedov being scheduled to fight again. Nurmagomedov is set to face Justin Gaethje in a lightweight title unification fight at UFC 254 which takes place October 24. Many were surprised Nurmagomedov agreed to fight so soon, especially following the recent death of his father Abdulmanap […]

Nurmagomedov Cormier

Daniel Cormier was taken a little aback at seeing Khabib Nurmagomedov being scheduled to fight again.

Nurmagomedov is set to face Justin Gaethje in a lightweight title unification fight at UFC 254 which takes place October 24. Many were surprised Nurmagomedov agreed to fight so soon, especially following the recent death of his father Abdulmanap who he was extremely close to.

Some observers even speculated that he may retire from the sport entirely. That won’t be the case at all as Nurmagomedov plans on getting past Gaethje and then even going on to fight Georges St-Pierre next year.

And while Cormier had an idea that Nurmagomedov would return, he did not expect “The Eagle” to come back this soon.

“I was a little nervous initially,” Cormier told MMA Junkie. “Not nervous, I was taken a little aback. After I did the show (for ESPN talking about it) I had heard that Khabib was looking more at getting going sooner than later. So, when the announcement was made, it didn’t surprise me because I had an inclination it was going to happen.

“But I thought he would be away for a while. But nothing makes me happier than my champion coming back and defending his belt.”

Cormier Won’t Be On Commentary For Nurmagomedov Fight

Cormier has his own big fight coming up as he faces Stipe Miocic for the heavyweight title at UFC 252 on August 15.

He plans on retiring afterward regardless of the result and will likely transition to a full-time analyst and commentator for the UFC.

But don’t expect him to be on duty for UFC 254 when Nurmagomedov fights.

“I’m probably going to step back,” Cormier added.

Did you expect Nurmagomedov back this soon?

Khabib Nurmagomedov Plans To ‘Drown’ Justin Gaethje At UFC 254

Khabib Nurmagomedov respects Justin Gaethje but he has no plans to take it easy on “The Highlight.” Nurmagomedov is the UFC lightweight champion, while Gaethje holds the interim gold. The two are set for a title unification bout on Oct. 24….

Khabib Nurmagomedov respects Justin Gaethje but he has no plans to take it easy on “The Highlight.” Nurmagomedov is the UFC lightweight champion, while Gaethje holds the interim gold. The two are set for a title unification bout on Oct. 24. The 155-pound title match will headline UFC 254. A location hasn’t been revealed but […]

The post Khabib Nurmagomedov Plans To ‘Drown’ Justin Gaethje At UFC 254 appeared first on MMA News.

Robert Whittaker vs. Jared Cannonier Set For UFC 254

The UFC 254 card is getting some more beef in the form of Robert Whittaker vs. Jared Cannonier. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto reports UFC president Dana White has confirmed that Whittaker vs. Cannonier will happen on Oct. 24. This all but confirms the mid…

The UFC 254 card is getting some more beef in the form of Robert Whittaker vs. Jared Cannonier. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto reports UFC president Dana White has confirmed that Whittaker vs. Cannonier will happen on Oct. 24. This all but confirms the middleweight title showdown between champion Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa. White says Adesanya […]

The post Robert Whittaker vs. Jared Cannonier Set For UFC 254 appeared first on MMA News.

Khabib Nurmagomedov Wants Georges St-Pierre In April After Justin Gaethje Fight

Nurmagomedov St-PierreKhabib Nurmagomedov has a plan for his next two fights. It was recently confirmed that Nurmagomedov would face Justin Gaethje in their much-awaited lightweight title unification fight at UFC 254 which takes place October 24. Before the announcement, many observers were wondering if Nurmagomedov would still compete following the recent death of his father Abdulmanap. […]

Nurmagomedov St-Pierre

Khabib Nurmagomedov has a plan for his next two fights.

It was recently confirmed that Nurmagomedov would face Justin Gaethje in their much-awaited lightweight title unification fight at UFC 254 which takes place October 24.

Before the announcement, many observers were wondering if Nurmagomedov would still compete following the recent death of his father Abdulmanap.

However, that will be the case now and when recently asked if he would grant the lightweight champion his wish of facing Georges St-Pierre afterward in what could be his last fight, UFC president Dana White was notably receptive to the idea for a change.

Nurmagomedov vs. St-Pierre In April?

Nurmagomedov and St-Pierre have long desired to face each other in a super fight, but the UFC was opposed to the idea which led to the latter announcing his retirement last year.

However, following White’s recent comments, St-Pierre responded positively as he hinted at coming out of retirement.

And now, Nurmagomedov has spoken of facing the former welterweight king in April next year as he commented on Joe Rogan’s latest Instagram post.

“October – Justin and April – GSP,” he wrote.

It remains to be seen if that’s what will take place, but one person certainly won’t be happy if it does and that’s Conor McGregor.

Do you think we’ll see Nurmagomedov vs. St-Pierre now?