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Khabib Nurmagomedov explains why he told Justin Gaethje to ‘shut up’ about a UFC title shot

Former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has explained his recent outburst towards Justin Gaethje on social media. While the pair have known each other for many years, they were forced …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov describes why he told Justin Gaethje to 'shut up' about UFC title shot

Khabib Nurmagomedov recently caused a stir on social media after he directly addressed his former opponent’s wishes.
At UFC 268, former interim lightweight champion Justin Gaethje rebounded from a loss to …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov takes a hilarious jab at Dana White

Khabib Nurmagomedov and UFC president Dana White are good friends so when Nurmagomedov took a jab at White in a recent interview, we can assume it was all in good …read more

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Khabib says UFC offered Makhachev ‘double bonus’, admits he wrote diss reply to Gaethje

Islam Makhachev walks into the Octagon for his UFC 267 fight against Dan Hooker. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

According to Khabib Nurmagomedov, …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov advises Dustin Poirier to be cautious in UFC title fight with Charles Oliveira: “This guy is real finisher, he’s very dangerous”

Khabib Nurmagomedov has advised former opponent Dustin Poirier to avoid the “red zone” of Charles Oliveira in their upcoming fight at UFC 269. Poirier (28-6 MMA) will challenge Oliveira (31-8 …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov doubles down on support of Islam Makhachev getting title shot, ‘If you have a nine-fight win streak, you have to fight for the title’

Khabib Nurmagomedov won’t be changing his mind anytime soon when it comes to the UFC lightweight title picture. The former king of the division recently shared his thoughts on the …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov wants to be 'almost' like Dana White, with one big exception: 'I want to save my hair'

As Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Eagle FC brand readies for its U.S. debut in 2022, the former UFC lightweight champion admits he’s looking to emulate some of the same strategies as his …read more

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Dariush: Of Course I’m Going To Grapple With Makhachev

Beneil Dariush is not shying away from the grappling of lightweight boogeyman Islam Makhachev.

As the close friend and protégé to former champ Khabib Nurmagomedov, Makhachev has put his grappling skills …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Eagle FC Will Debut in the U.S Next Year

Khabib Nurmagomedov is looking to bring his MMA promotion stateside.

It has been a full year since Khabib Nurmagoedov announced his retirement from the UFC. In the time since his last …read more

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Khabib Announces ‘Big Press Conference’ For Dec. 15

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Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is staging what he describes as a “big press conference” on …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov bringing his Eagle FC promotion to Miami in January

Former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is about to take his post-fighting career to the next level.
Nurmagomedov’s Russia-based promotion, Eagle FC, will try out the MMA landscape in the U.S. …read more

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Hooker Was Ready To “Ace” Hasbulla Off Khabib’s Shoulders At UFC 267

Dan Hooker was not happy to see Hasbulla in the cage after he lost at UFC 267.

Heading into his short-notice fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov’s protege, Islam Makhachev, at UFC 267, …read more

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Dustin Poirier reveals how he got past mental roadblocks after losing to Khabib Nurmagomedov

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This past week, Dustin Poirier got a text from boxing coach and analyst Teddy Atlas that hit just the right …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov reacts after Islam Makhachev books fight with Beneil Dariush

Khabib Nurmagomedov was pushing for Islam Makhachev to receive a title shot following his submission victory over Dan Hooker at UFC 267. Despite the former champions campaign efforts, it was …read more

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Makhachev Revisits & Explains Khabib’s UFC 229 Post-Fight Meltdown

UFC lightweight contender Islam Makhachev has looked back on the post-fight brawl between his teammate Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor’s corner at UFC 229.

The 2018 pay-per-view certainly delivered on the …read more

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Why Is Hasbulla Famous?

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“He’s very fun to be around.” Former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov posted another YouTube video on Wednesday celebrating the …read more

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Conor McGregor claims Khamzat Chimaev previously offered to help him “beat up the little scared pigeon” Khabib Nurmagomedov

Conor McGregor has claimed that Khamzat Chimaev offered to help him prepare for Khabib Nurmagomedov in 2018. In the last few days we’ve seen some interesting developments regarding the future …read more

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Usman Nurmagomedov held after car rams cop

Usman Nurmagomedov with his cousin Khabib Nurmagomedov. | Photo by Sergei SavostyanovTASS via Getty Images

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s cousin Usman was arrested at Sheremetyevo Airport …read more

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[ARCHIVES] Max Holloway Is Ready To Make History Against Khabib

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Earlier this week, Max Holloway mentioned that he might face Khabib Nurmagomedov’s protégé, Islam Makhachev, down the line. Three years ago, he almost faced Khabib himself. Here’s a …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov destroys Tony Ferguson following latest diss on social media

Former UFC lightweight kingpin Khabib Nurmagomedov has had enough of Tony Ferguson and his accusations. Nurmagomedov (29-0 MMA) and Ferguson (25-6 MMA) of course have a long a storied rivalry. …read more

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Khabib goes after Ferguson’s UFC record

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Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson will never get along. …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov issues fiery response to Tony Ferguson’s ‘little b*tch’ comments

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Khabib Nurmagomedov may no longer be competing inside the octagon, but that doesn’t mean his storied rivalry with Tony Ferguson has …read more

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Bellator's Usman Nurmagomedov arrested for incident in which police officer allegedly was hit by car

Usman Nurmagomedov, the cousin of former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, reportedly has been detained in Moscow for allegedly being in a vehicle that hit a police officer.
According to a …read more

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Justin Gaethje Responds To Khabib’s Harsh Remarks With Doubt

UFC lightweight contender Justin Gaethje has had his fair share of back-and-forths with Khabib Nurmagomedov on Twitter but now doubts that it’s really him.

The apparent banter stems from Gaethje’s comments …read more

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Justin Gaethje believes Khabib Nurmagomedov is not running his Twitter account

UFC lightweight contender Justin Gaethje believes that former divisional champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is not running his Twitter account. On Friday, Nurmagomedov’s Twitter account posted something that criticized Ferguson for his …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov rips Tony Ferguson for claiming he ducked him: You haven't won a round in three years

Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson may never fight, but that won’t stop them from chirping at each other.
Former UFC lightweight champion Nurmagomedov has not been mincing his words lately, going …read more

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Khabib Retaliates After Tony Ferguson’s Social Media Onslaught

Khabib Nurmagomedov is sending some Twitter fire Tony Ferguson’s way.

Many believe that the fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson is the one that got away. The two were set …read more

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Khabib’s Cousin, Usman Nurmagomedov Arrested For Hit & Run On Cop

Usman Nurmagomedov has found himself in some hot water in Moscow.

Usman, cousin to former UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, fights under the Bellator banner, where he is an undefeated 14-0 lightweight …read more

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Report: Usman Nurmagomedov Detained After Alleged Hit And Run On Cop

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Usman Nurmagomedov, cousin of Khabib Nurmagomedov, has been detained by police after an alleged hit and run. Usman …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov to Justin Gaethje: 'Shut up' and admit Islam Makhachev deserves UFC title shot

Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje were largely cordial, yet competitive in the buildup to their UFC 254 bout in September 2020.
Now in 2021, things have taken a different tone, as …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov slams Justin Gaethje over title shot claims: ‘You had an opportunity to become champion but you fell asleep’

Khabib Nurmagomedov slammed Justin Gaethje over his comments that he deserves the next lightweight title shot. In the lead-up to UFC 268, both Gaethje and Michael Chandler were vocal in …read more

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Khabib rips Justin Gaethje over title shot demands: ‘You had an opportunity to become champion, but you feel asleep’

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Retirement isn’t stopping Khabib Nurmagomedov from wading back into the lightweight fray.
The former UFC lightweight champion took aim at Justin …read more

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Aldo Confirms Failed Khabib Title Fight In 2016

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Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov didn’t make it onto Jose Aldo’s Christmas list after “The Eagle” …read more

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Jose Aldo reveals planned 2016 superfight against Khabib Nurmagomedov that fell apart

UFC bantamweight contender Jose Aldo revealed a planned 2016 superfight against former lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov that fell apart. Aldo spoke to MMAFighting.com in a recent interview and said that …read more

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Jose Aldo responds to Khabib Nurmagomedov’s comments, reveals failed 2016 fight: ‘Khabib talks too much’

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Jose Aldo is paying no mind to the words …read more

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Jon Jones Wishes Khabib Stuck Around Longer To Prove GOAT Status

Former UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones doesn’t think that Khabib Nurmagomedov stuck around long enough to prove all-time great status.

Jones is targeting a 2022 return to the Octagon after …read more

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Islam Makhachev could beat Khabib Nurmagomedov, says Mike Swick

UFC lightweight Islam Makhachev could beat former divisional kingpin Khabib Nurmagomedov, says former UFC fighter Mike Swick. Swick competed in the UFC for many years but these days he lives …read more

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Gaethje will ‘go to war’ with UFC if he doesn’t get title shot with win at UFC 268

Justin Gaethje prepares to take on Khabib Nurmagomedov in the UFC 254 main event at UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on Oct. 25, 2020. | Photo …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov tops list of prime icons added to UFC 4; Islam Makhachev also debuts

Can’t get enough Khabib Nurmagomedov in your UFC 4 playing experience? EA Sports has you covered.
Today, the video game developer revealed that a new Prime Icon edition of Nurmagomedov has …read more

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Video: Kamaru Usman impressed by Khamzat Chimaev but teases retirement, wants to leave MMA like Khabib Nurmagomedov

Kamaru Usman has already accomplished a lot during his fighting career, and he knows a day will likely come sooner rather than later when he hangs up his gloves for …read more

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UFC 268 preview: Can Justin Gaethje maintain his record bonus pace?

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Get the lowdown on the main card fights …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov calls Kamaru Usman ahead of UFC 268, tells him to ‘smash’ Colby Covington

Khabib Nurmagomedov FaceTimed Kamaru Usman to wish him luck ahead of his UFC 268 title defense against Colby Covington. Nurmagomedov and Usman are both managed by Ali Abdelaziz and they …read more

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Video: Justin Gaethje explains his issue with Daniel Cormier, promises ‘we riot’ if he doesn’t receive a title shot after UFC 268

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When the UFC needed to crown a new lightweight champion following Khabib Nurmagomedov’s surprise retirement, Justin Gaethje knew he should have …read more

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Michael Chandler: Islam Makhachev comparisons to Khabib Nurmagomedov ‘not even close’

Michael Chandler is gearing up to face Justin Gaethje for a potential No. 1 contenders spot in the UFC’s lightweight division. But despite the huge fight on his horizon, everyone …read more

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UFC 268 Embedded, Episode 3: Khabib Nurmagomedov throws his support to Kamaru Usman

Justin Gaethje trains for a fan-pleaser. Champ Rose Namajunas makes it to NYC. Michael Chandler readies for zombies. Champ Kamaru Usman gets laser-focused, as does opponent Colby Covington. Khabib Nurmagomedov …read more

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UFC 268 Embedded, Ep. 3: Kamaru Usman gets special message from Khabib Nurmagomedov

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On the third episode of UFC 268 Embedded, welterweight champion Kamaru Usman gets a special message from Khabib Nurmagomedov, Justin Gaethje and …read more

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Michael Chandler says Islam Makhachev 'not even close' to Khabib Nurmagomedov right now

Michael Chandler doesn’t think fighting Islam Makhachev would compare to being in there with Khabib Nurmagomedov – at least not yet.
Although Makhachev (21-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC) is on a similar …read more

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Islam: Forget About Old Farts Like Chandler, Gaethje

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UFC lightweight contender Justin Gaethje is coming off a submission loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 254 back in summer …read more

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Dana Details ‘Crazy’ Interaction With Khamzat

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UFC welterweight phenom Khamzat Chimaev, taking a page from the Khabib Nurmagomedov playbook, picked up Li Jingliang and dumped him …read more

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Islam Makhachev embraces Khabib Nurmagomedov comparisions: ‘I want to be like Khabib’

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Islam Makhachev’s blazing run through the lightweight ranks has drawn comparisons to arguably the greatest ever to compete in the division.
It’s …read more

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Hooker: Khabib’s Mind Games Won’t Affect UFC 267 Performance

UFC lightweight contender Dan Hooker says Khabib Nurmagomedov’s comments won’t affect his performance against the Russian’s teammate Islam Makhachev on Saturday.

Just days out from his unanimous decision victory over Nasrat …read more

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Jones Asks To Be Removed From UFC Rankings, Takes Digs At Adesanya

Jon Jones has publicly requested to be removed from the UFC’s pound-for-pound rankings.

Last year, when Khabib Nurmagomedov retired from competition, his final request was to be placed #1 on the …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov tells Islam Makhachev to “call out Dana White” with win over Dan Hooker at UFC 267

Former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov told Islam Makhachev to “call out Dana White” with a win over Dan Hooker at UFC 267. Nurmagomedov is the former UFC lightweight champion, …read more

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Exploring Styles: Khamzat Chimaev & Khabib Nurmagomedov

Despite the retirement of Khabib Nurmagomedov in 2020, fans still salivate at the idea of a super fight between the former champion and rising UFC star Khamzat Chimaev.

A match-up …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov praises Islam Makhachev ahead of UFC 267: “He’s top-10 in pound-for-pound right now”

Former UFC lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov praised Islam Makhachev ahead of UFC 267, saying “he’s top-10 in pound-for-pound right now.” Nurmagomerdov and Makhachev are longtime friends as well as training …read more

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Magomed Magomedkerimov On Coach Khabib: “Could Be The Greatest”

PFL welterweight finalist Magomed Magomedkerimov has the privilege of having former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov as his coach.

Magomedkerimov will likely need the strong guidance of Nurmagomedov as he gets …read more

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‘The Leech’ Reacts To Khabib Picking Khamzat

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‘The Leech’ Li Jingliang reacts to Khabib Nurmagomedov picking Khamzhat Chimaev to maul him at UFC 267. Li Jingliang is …read more

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Lauren Murphy Backs Up The Words Of Khabib & Shevchenko

After competing against Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 266, Lauren Murphy can relate to what the victims of Khabib Nurmagomedov experienced.

There haven’t been many gladiators to ever grace the UFC Octagon …read more

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[ARCHIVES] Conor McGregor Questions If Khabib Represents Russia

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It was one year ago to this day that Khabib Nurmagomedov retired from MMA. And it was two years ago to this day that Conor McGregor questioned if …read more

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[ARCHIVES] Khabib Announces Retirement After Win, Fighters React

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It was one year ago to this day that Khabib Nurmagomedov laid down his glove after competing for the final time at UFC 254. What follows is our …read more

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Bellator 269 results: Usman Nurmagomedov makes quick work of Patrik Pietilla with first-round rear-naked choke

Usman Nurmagomedov put on another dominant performance as he remained undefeated in his career with first-round submission win at Bellator 269.
The undefeated cousin of former UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, who …read more

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[ARCHIVES] McGregor Breaks Down Khabib Loss Round By Round

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Two years ago, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor took part in the most successful UFC event of all time, UFC 229. The build-up was contentious, and the outcome …read more

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Henry Cejudo dares Conor McGregor to punch Khabib

Henry Cejudo believes that Conor McGregor should see what happens if he tried to sucker punch someone like Khabib Nurmagomedov. McGregor has been back in the headlines this past week …read more

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Hooker: “I’m Not Scared Of Khabib, Why Would I Be Scared Of Islam?”

UFC lightweight contender Dan Hooker has laughed off Khabib Nurmagomedov’s recent comments about his upcoming fight with Islam Makhachev.

Hooker was in action at UFC 266 last month. At the September …read more

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Islam Makhachev is a “better version” of Khabib Nurmagomedov, says manager

Islam Makhachev is a “better version” of former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, says his manager Ali Abdelaziz. Makhachev returns to the Octagon later this month at UFC 267 when …read more

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‘Muslim Brothers’ Khabib And Khamzat On Good Terms

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Khabib Nurmagomedov and Khamzat Chimaev have buried the hatchet, according to their manager Ali Abdelaziz. Khabib Nurmagomedov, the former Ultimate …read more

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Gaethje plans to finish Chandler ‘as violently as possible’

Justin Gaethje speaks with the media prior to his lightweight title unification bout against Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 254. | Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC

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Khamzat Chimaev “on good terms” with Khabib Nurmagomedov after apologizing for previous comments

Khamzat Chimaev is reportedly “on good terms” with Khabib Nurmagomedov after apologizing for the previous comments which he made. Chimaev previously told Nurmagomedov that he would “smash” him in an …read more

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“Muslim Brothers” Chimaev & Khabib Now On Good Terms After Apology

Khamzat Chimaev and Khabib Nurmagomedov are on good terms again after a falling out earlier this year.

In June, we reported on Khamzat Chimaev’s exit from management team Dominance MMA, which …read more

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Conor McGregor Mocks Dagestan Culture, Quarrels With Khabib’s Manager

Conor McGregor is back on the offensive on Twitterland, taking aim at Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dagestani culture.

Since 2016, there has been no love lost between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov. …read more

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Benson Henderson touts BJ Penn as GOAT lightweight over Khabib Nurmagomedov

Benson Henderson knows a thing or two about being a champion in the 155-pound lightweight division. The former WEC and UFC titleholder secured four total title defenses throughout his illustrious …read more

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Khabib Isn’t The All-Time Or Lightweight GOAT

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The debate about former UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov’s legacy rages on. Benson Henderson is not under the …read more

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Valentina Shevchenko Is The ‘Michael Jordan’ Of UFC

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Valetina Shevchenko gets compared to Michael Jordan and Khabib Nurmagomedov by recent opponent Lauren Murphy. Lauren Murphy stepped …read more

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Khabib & Shevchenko Identify A Similar Pattern In Their Victims

Two of the most dominant competitors in UFC history, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Valentina Shevchenko, found a similar pattern from their victims.

Khabib Nurmagomedov and Valentina Shevchenko definitely do not agree on …read more

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Dustin Poirier Speaks On What His Chances Would Be In Khabib Rematch

Dustin Poirier keeps it real when discussing a rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov. 

Valuetainment recently uploaded an hour-long sit-down interview with future title challenger Dustin Poirier. The interview touches on a variety …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov doubles down on ring girl comments in wake of recent backlash

Former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov doubled down on his ring girl comments in wake of the recent backlash against him. Nurmagomedov made the controversial comments back in August when …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov Stands Behind Controversial Ring-Girl Statements

After making some controversial remarks about ring card girls a few months ago, Khabib Nurmagomedov has doubled down on his opinion.

Following his declaration that ‘ring girls are the most …read more

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Triple Take: Memories of Khabib vs. McGregor and the ugly aftermath

(Editor’s note: This post originally published on Oct. 6, 2020.)
It’s the anniversary of one of the most significant and memorable events in UFC history. Khabib Nurmagomedov successfully defended his lightweight …read more

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