The UFC lightweight champion Khabib “The Eagle” Nurmagomedov recently revealed his likely opponent for his next fight and also claimed that he will be fighting again sooner than he previously expected.
The indomitable Dagestani is still undefeated in his MMA career with a record of 26-0. He is also currently on a nine fight winning streak inside the octagon. He is a black belt in Judo and is also a two time world Combat Sport champion and a highly phenomenal freestyle wrestler. His undefeated streak of twenty six wins, is currently one of the longest undefeated streaks in MMA.
He was considered by many to be the uncrowned champion at lightweight. However, the Russian finally had his coronation at UFC 223 by defeating Al Iaquinta via unanimous decision.
He was initially expected to face Tony “El Cucuy” Ferguson at UFC 223. However, the fight again failed to happen as Ferguson, who was the interim UFC lightweight champion at the time, injured his knee in a freak accident as he apparently turned to greet someone. Thus, effectively injuring himself out of the fight. Nurmagomedov was then matched-up for a super fight with the UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway. Even Holloway soon dropped out as his weight-cut was prematurely stopped by the NYSAC. After a brief possibility of a potential bout with former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, but instead Al Iaquinta was called-up as a late replacement to fight the Russian.
Nurmagomedov recently did a live chat with his fans on social-media. He answered a lot of questions regarding his next opponent. He also revealed that he is now expecting to fight a lot sooner. Here’s what he had to say:
I don’t know when it’s going to be but now we talk about this with the UFC, It’s going to be maybe 9 September or maybe 6 October. I don’t know about opponent – Conor [McGregor], GSP [Georges St-Pierre], whoever. It doesn’t matter, we’ll see. Next couple of weeks it’s going to be very fun because now we’re beginning to talk about my next fight with the UFC.
I feel great, I feel good. Now we have Ramadan. We’re training only at night. Feeling good, feeling great, my weight is good, my shape is good. I always train every day, sometimes two times.