Monday, October 26, 2020

Khabib Nurmagomedov to fight three times in coming year – including one against GSP

More from author

Khamzat Chimaev vs Leon Edwards finalised for Dec 19

UFC newcomer Khamzat Chimaev finally has a fight against a top-ranked welterweight contender in Leon Edwards at UFC Fight Night main event on December...

Indian Wrestling Icon Ritu Phogat Will Compete At ONE: INSIDE THE MATRIX

Ritu “The Indian Tigress” Phogat will try to keep her blemish-free record squeaky clean against one of Cambodia’s most dangerous female strikers. “The Indian Tigress” will...

Professional Fighters League (PFL) announces date, broadcast details for 2021 season

Professional Fighters League (PFL), the first organization ever to present MMA through a Regular Season, Playoffs and Championship format, today announced that the 2021 PFL...

Michael Chandler explains why he isn’t interested in fighting Islam Makhachev

Former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler recently signed with the UFC and is serving as the backup for the UFC 254 main event between...
Jay Rock
Jay Rock
MMA, Boxing, NBA, Cricket, Betting
- Advertisement -

As Khabib Nurmagomedov is serving his suspension for the UFC 229 post-fight brawl, he has made it clear that he will be out of action August. He was also fined a staggering ₹3.6 crore ($500,000) by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

Initially, he had said that he won’t fight until October, but a recent change of events that saw Dustin Poirier beat Max Holloway at UFC 236 to become UFC interim lightweight champion has had Khabib wanting to fight him in September.

Khabib Nurmagomedov to fight three times in coming year - including one against GSP - Khabib

It is expected that Khabib will fight Poirier on September 7 at UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Nurmagomedov then intends to fight again in December and ultimately a super-fight with Canadian MMA legend Georges St-Pierre in April.

He gave me very specific instructions,” Nurmagomedov’s manager Ali Abdelaziz told ESPN. “He said he wants to fight Sept. 7 and again in December. And if Georges St-Pierre can figure things out with the UFC by April, that’s the deal. He would like that fight in April.

The lightweight division has a lot of contenders, and we need to keep the division going,” Abdelaziz said. “Khabib has done this before. He fought [Edson Barboza], Al [Iaquinta] and Conor [McGregor] in less than one year [from December 2017 to October 2018]. If it can be Georges in April, he would love that fight. If not, it can be any contender.” [H/T – MMA Fighting]

Who do you think wins in a fight between Dustin Poirier and Khabib Nurmagomedov?


Arjan Singh Bhullar wants to tame ‘Pitbull’ Andrei Arlovski next after Juan Adams victory


If any content is used from this article, kindly backlink to this page.

If you like reading about sports, make sure you check out
Also follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at

- Advertisement -


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Related articles

- Advertisement - Khabib Nurmagomedov to fight three times in coming year - including one against GSP - Khabib