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Eddie Alvarez shares strategy for beating Khabib Nurmagomedov

UFC lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov looks more and more unbeatable every time he fights — that includes his recent submission victory over Dustin Poirier. That being said, former UFC lightweight …read more

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Covington on Khabib wrestling bears: ‘Wait til’ PETA finds out what he does with sheep!’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Colby Covington gives his take on PETA’s investigation of Khabib Nurmagomedov. Earlier this week, it was revealed that animal rights organization PETA (People for the …read more

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Colby Covington: Wait till PETA finds out what Nurmagomedov ‘does with the sheep’

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov recently find himself in hot water with PETA. The animal rights organization was not impressed by his treatment of bears over the year. Yet according …read more

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Matt Serra names two fighters who are threats to Khabib

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Matt Serra doesn’t see Khabib Nurmagomedov as an invincible force, as he names two fighters who can pose a threat. …read more

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Eddie Alvarez believes he can best implement style to beat Khabib Nurmagomedov

Nobody has been able to solve the puzzle of how to defeat UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, but Eddie Alvarez believes he has the style to do it.
Out of all …read more

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Matt Serra names two fighters who can give Khabib Nurmagomedov problems

Matt Serra believes two fighters could solve the puzzle of Khabib Nurmagomedov.
At a stellar 28-0 and holding UFC lightweight gold, Nurmagomedov has become one of the most dominant fighters in …read more

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PETA outraged by Khabib Nurmagomedov wrestling bears, calls on UFC to act

Whether you love People For the Ethical Treatment of Animals or hate them, you have to admit the group is really good at getting attention.
The Norfolk, Va.-based animal welfare organization …read more

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Dustin Poirier Still Confident He Can Beat Khabib Nurmagomedov

Dustin Poirier had a shot to become the UFC lightweight champion at UFC 242. There, he was taking on undefeated Russian champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov, where Poirier fell short of his …read more

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PETA comes after Khabib Nurmagomedov for wrestling bears

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) have come after UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov after old videos of him wrestling bears recently resurfaced.
Videos of Nurmagomedov wrestling bears …read more

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Tyron Woodley: Khabib Nurmagomedov callout is out of respect, fight would have to be at catchweight

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley wants to be the one to stop the dominant force that is Khabib Nurmagomedov.
The callout of Nurmagomedov, which stemmed from “The …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov, Dana White Both Donate $100K to Dustin Poirier’s Charity

Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dana White have kept their word. After Nurmagomeodv defeated Dustin Poirier at UFC 242 they swapped shirts and the Russian said he was going to auction it …read more

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Dustin Poirier still confident he can beat Khabib Nurmagomedov

Earlier this month, in the main event of UFC 242, Dustin Poirier attempted to swipe the lightweight title from the undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov. Unfortunately for Poirier and his team, this …read more

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Khabib sells Poirier’s UFC 242 fight shirt for $100K

Per Haljestam-USA TODAY Sports

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov follows through with his promise to Dustin Poirier. In a show of sportsmanship, UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov exchanged …read more

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Tyron Woodley explains why he wants Khabib Nurmagomedov fight

Tyron Woodley has his eyes set on reclaiming his welterweight title, but he also wants another fight. “The Chosen One” would like to fight the undefeated UFC lightweight champion, Khabib …read more

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Woodley wants Khabib fight: ‘I gotta see what it feels like’

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Former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley wants a crack at Khabib Nurmagomedov. Undefeated UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is on top of the …read more

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Tyron Woodley Says Khabib Bout Would Motivate Him ‘Beyond Measure’

Tyron Woodley has explained why a catchweight bout with UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov interests him. Woodley is a former UFC welterweight champion. He’s even entertained the idea of moving …read more

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Tyron Woodley explains callout after Khabib Nurmagomedov’s dominant UFC 242 win: ‘I gotta see what it feels like’

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Tyron Woodley has laid out challenges to numerous world champions, including Georges St-Pierre, Nick Diaz, and Conor McGregor.
The latest star on …read more

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Poirier: I know I Can Beat ‘Special’ Khabib

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Dustin Poirier came up short in his bid to dethrone current Ultimate fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov, at UFC 242 …read more

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Ben Askren To Conor McGregor: Shut Up & Actually Take A Fight

Ben Askren is tired of Conor McGregor’s jaw jacking on social media. McGregor hasn’t been seen in action since Oct. 2018 when he was submitted by Khabib Nurmagomedov. That is …read more

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Khabib Bags $100k For Poirier Fight Shirt

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov, unified the 155-pound titles with a third-round submission win over former interim titleholder, Dustin Poirier, in the UFC 242 pay-per-view …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov auctions Dustin Poirier’s t-shirt for hefty price

Shortly after Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier fought at UFC 242, they exchanged Reebok t-shirts. Nurmagomedov subsequently announced his intention to auction off Poirier’s shirt and donate the proceeds to …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov nets $100k for Dustin Poirier's UFC 242 fight shirt

Khabib Nurmagomedov managed to get six figures for Dustin Poirier’s fight-worn shirt from their UFC 242 championship bout – all of which will go to charity.
In the aftermath of Nurmagomedov’s …read more

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Hot Tweets: Who can beat Khabib Nurmagomedov plus The Russian Eagle vs. El Cucuy

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

At UFC 242, Khabib Nurmagomedov throttle Dustin Poirier to retain his lightweight title and started raising the question of just how good is Khabib, so …read more

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Georges St-Pierre cedes next title lightweight shot to Tony Ferguson

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has been campaigning for a fight with former UFC welterweight and middleweight champ Georges St-Pierre for quite awhile. Nurmagomedov’s manager has even claimed St-Pierre is …read more

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Tyron Woodley wants to win his belt back and challenge Khabib Nurmagomedov (video)

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In the latest Hollywood Beatdown, Tyron Woodley reacted to Kobe Bryant’s controversial IG post about his daughter’s youth …read more

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Justin Gaethje says Khabib Nurmagomedov beats him on paper, but he still plans on winning

Justin Gaethje picked up arguably the biggest win of his MMA career on Saturday night when he defeated Donald Cerrone via first-round TKO at UFC Vancouver. Following the fight, the …read more

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With Cowboy knockout, Justin Gaethje positions himself as Khabib’s kryptonite

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

It was only one week ago that Khabib Nurmagomedov steamrolled the hope and dreams of yet another title challenger, adding yet one more chapter to …read more

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UFC 242 ‘Thrill And Agony’ Video!

Per Haljestam-USA TODAY Sports

Fight fans got to witness the dominance of undefeated UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov earlier this month when he absolutely steamrolled interim titleholder Dustin Poirier …read more

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White slates female fight fan, leading to wave of fan insults

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UFC president Dana White is back doing Dana White things on social media again. After uploading a post showing Khabib Nurmagomedov’s recent meeting with …read more

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Nikita Krylov: You can't compare Fedor and Khabib, but Nurmagomedov is 'new era'

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Russia is known for its big pool of talent in MMA, and some are wondering if lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov is the greatest Russian fighter of all …read more

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Tony Ferguson Wants Lightweight Title Shot Against Khabib At UFC 245

Tony Ferguson is eyeing a UFC lightweight title showdown with Khabib Nurmagomedov this December. “El Cucuy” is the number one ranked UFC lightweight. UFC president Dana White has said that …read more

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PETA Slams Khabib For ‘Loathsome’ Treatment Of Pet Bear

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov, retired his pet bear a few years back, because apparently his furry little friend was no longer tough enough (or …read more

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Ferguson on Khabib fight: ‘We need to do this sh-t’ at UFC 245

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Tony Ferguson already has a date in mind for his long overdue fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov. After Khabib Nurmagomedov’s victory …read more

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Cerrone: I would ‘welcome Khabib to the ground’

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Donald Cerrone feels he has a chance against Khabib Nurmagomedov, especially when the fight goes to the mat. Khabib Nurmagomedov’s dominant 28-0 …read more

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Dustin Poirier Says He Has ‘No Regrets’ Over Khabib Nurmagomedov Fight

Dustin Poirier suffered heartbreak in Abu Dhabi last weekend. In the main event of UFC 242, the American Top Team product lost to Khabib Nurmagomedov by submission in the third …read more

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Dustin Poirier thanks Khabib Nurmagomedov for a tough lesson

Dustin Poirier has had nearly a week to process his tough, submission loss to UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 242, and he seems to be finding a silver …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomdov meets with Russian president Vladimir Putin to celebrate ‘convincing victory’ at UFC 242

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UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov received a message of congratulations from Russian president Vladimir Putin when they met on Thursday.
Nurmagomedov and his …read more

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Al Iaquinta critiques Poirier’s performance, talks Nurmagomedov’s next move

As one of the top contenders in the UFC lightweight division, New York’s Al Iaquinta was watching last weekend’s Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Dustin Poirier fight very closely. In fact, Iaquinta …read more

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Colby Covington: 'Khabib Has Beaten All These Guys Who Can't Wrestle'

Ahead of UFC 242, Colby Covington predicted that his American Top Team teammate, Dustin Poirier, wouldn’t be able to handle the wrestling of Khabib Nurmagomedov. However, Covington is quick to …read more

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Donald Cerrone Wonders Just How Good Khabib’s Ground Game Is

Donald Cerrone believes questions linger regarding Khabib Nurmagomedov’s ground game. Nurmagomedov’s wrestling and top control have been quite a sight. It has helped him boost his professional mixed martial arts …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov's father says Dustin Poirier shirt has been auctioned off for a very high price

Last Saturday in Abu Dhabi, we witnessed a great performance by UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and also perhaps a better moment after the fight.
After defeating Dustin Poirier in the …read more

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Donald Cerrone believes Nurmagomedov is next if he beats Justin Gaethje

Fan favorite UFC lightweight contender Donald Cerrone believes Justin Gaethje is the only opponent standing between him and the undefeated lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov.
“Cowboy” Cerrone is scheduled to fight “The …read more

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Patricio Freire Believes He Would Knockout Khabib Nurmagomedov If They Fought

Bellator featherweight and lightweight champion, Patricio Freire wants to fight UFC lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov. If they were to fight, ‘Pitbull’ believes he has the skillset to not only beat …read more

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Donald Cerrone has questions about UFC champ Khabib Nurmagomedov's ground game

VANCOUVER – Donald Cerrone would welcome a grappling fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov should he ever share the octagon with the UFC lightweight champ.
Nurmagomedov (28-0 MMA, 12-0 UFC), who defended his …read more

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Khabib’s Biggest Threat Doesn’t Fight For UFC

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov further made his case for the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world after submitting Dustin Poirier …read more

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Jon Jones? Khabib Nurmagomedov? The real pound-for-pound No. 1 is ...

Khabib Nurmagomedov made a case for himself at UFC 242 as the top fighter in all of MMA. And new strawweight champion Zhang Weili makes her debut in the women’s …read more

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Patricio ‘Pitbull’ is confident he could knockout Khabib Nurmagomedov

Khabib Nurmagomedov is 28-0 and has only lost one round in his entire MMA career. Yet, Bellator featherweight and lightweight champion, Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Freire believes he can be the one …read more

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Sorry, Fergie, St-Pierre Is Up Next

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president Dana White has already proclaimed Tony Ferguson to be Khabib Nurmagomedov’s next challenge; which will then go to Conor McGregor …read more

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Bellator double-champion Patricio ‘Pitbull’ says he would knock out Khabib Nurmagomedov

Patricio Freire believes he has what it takes to dethrone Khabib Nurmagomedov. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

A highly anticipated bout with Tony Ferguson, a very lucrative rematch with …read more

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Robert Whittaker doesn't see Khabib Nurmagomedov losing anytime soon

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From one UFC champion to another, Robert Whittaker has high praise for Khabib Nurmagomedov. And he doesn’t see anyone …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov could retire after 30 fights, according to father

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father is hinting that, after 30 fights, his son will retire from mixed martial arts competition.
Nurmagomedov maintained his incredible undefeated record at UFC 242 against Dustin Poirier. He …read more

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UFC 242 Medical Suspensions: Joanne Calderwood Faces Lengthy Sit

The UFC 242 medical suspensions are in. This past Saturday (Sept. 7), UFC 242 took place in Abu Dhabi. In the main event, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier did battle …read more

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Khabib’s manager shuts down Conor McGregor rematch, angling for Georges St-Pierre (video)

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UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov’s manager in an interview with TMZ Sports this week closed the lid on a …read more

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Manager denies Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson is next

Now that UFC lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov has vanquished Dustin Poirier, the expectation is that he will fight Tony Ferguson next, or perhaps Conor Mcgregor if Ferguson is unavailable.
According to …read more

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'Let's be serious': Ben Askren isn't buying any of what Conor McGregor is selling

Yeah, it’s safe to say Ben Askren is not amused with Conor McGregor’s call for a rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov, nor did Askren like McGregor’s response to Dustin Poirier‘s respectful …read more

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Khabib's manager: Georges St-Pierre is next, not Tony Ferguson or 'irrelevant' Conor McGregor

According to Khabib Nurmagomedov’s manager, we won’t be seeing the UFC lightweight champion face either Tony Ferguson or Conor McGregor next.
Nurmagomedov (28-0 MMA, 12-0 UFC) submitted Dustin Poirier in the …read more

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Colby Covington rates performance of ‘sheep f**ker’ Khabib Nurmagomedov

Last weekend, in the main event of UFC 242, UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov authored another dominant title defense, this time at the expense of the dangerous Dustin Poirier. This …read more

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Conor McGregor Responds to Dustin Poirier's Call For a Rematch

After former UFC interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier failed to dethrone 155-pound king Khabib Nurmagomedov on Saturday at UFC 242, he quickly turned his attention on his next bout seeking …read more

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USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings, Sept. 10: Does UFC 242's big fights mean big change?

We tend to overstate the implications of a big fight in the MMA space, but Khabib Nurmagomedov’s victory over Dustin Poirier at UFC 242 was felt worldwide.
It was big in …read more

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Conor McGregor responds to Dustin Poirier

Former two division UFC champion Conor McGregor has responded to Dustin Poirier’s request for a rematch.
After falling short in his quest to dethrone undefeated lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC …read more

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UFC Rankings Report: Does ‘The Eagle’ Land Where He Wanted?

The post-UFC 242 rankings have been released, and the Eagle did not land where he wished. Following his latest mauling, Khabib Nurmagomedov lobbied for the #1 p4p rankings position, but …read more

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UFC rankings update: Khabib Nurmagomedov doesn’t get his wish

After his UFC 242 submission defeat of Dustin Poirier, UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov wanted the No. 1 spot in the UFC’s pound for pound rankings. Unfortunately, the champ has …read more

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Poirier Calls For McGregor Rematch

Esther Lin – MMA Fighting

Following his loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 242 this past Saturday (Sept. 7, 2019) at UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi (see it), Dustin …read more

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Dustin Poirier Says Conor McGregor Rematch Makes Sense

Now that his bid to become the undisputed UFC lightweight champion ended in a loss, Dustin Poirier is targeting a rematch with Conor McGregor. Poirier took on Khabib Nurmagomedov in …read more

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UFC 242 Fight Motion: See Khabib Nurmagomedov’s highlights in super slow motion

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UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov didn’t skip a beat in his return from an 11-month layoff. He continued his dominance of the UFC 155-pound division with an overwhelming …read more

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Dustin Poirier Calls for Rematch with Conor McGregor: ‘Running It Back Makes a Lot of Sense’

Dustin Poirier seems ready to move on from his disheartening loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov, and he already has a specific opponent in mind for his next Octagon appearance. …read more

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Dustin Poirier: Conor McGregor rematch 'makes a lot of sense at this point'

It’s been nothing short of a rollercoaster of emotions for Dustin Poirier over the past few days.
After a seemingly focused lead-up to his UFC 242 clash with Khabib Nurmagomedov, Poirier …read more

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Dustin Poirier sets his sights on Conor McGregor rematch

After losing to UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 242 last weekend, Dustin Poirier briefly hinted at a potential retirement from MMA. Now that the dust has settled, however, …read more

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Khabib’s UFC 242 title win over Poirier pulled in roughly 26 million views in Russia

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24 percent of Russian adults tuned in to watch Khabib Nurmagomedov’s title defense against Dustin Poirier at UFC 242. Well, …read more

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Wrestling breakdown: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Dustin Poirier

Per Haljestam-USA TODAY Sports

Breaking down what went wrong for the challenger Dustin Poirier in his UFC 242 title bout Last week, I highlighted the wrestling entries and finishes …read more

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Dustin Poirier responds to Colby Covington with word of warning

The next time Dustin Poirier sees Colby Covington at the gym, it could get ugly.
Covington picked Khabib Nurmagomedov to defeat his American Top Team teammate at UFC 242, which naturally …read more

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Ferguson: Khabib’s performance was ‘lazy, one-dimensional’

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Here’s what Tony Ferguson had to say about Khabib Nurmagomedov’s performance against Dustin Poirier at UFC 242 on Saturday. On …read more

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Morning Report: Tony Ferguson calls Khabib Nurmagomedov’s UFC 242 performance ‘boring, lazy’, hopes to fight in December

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

At UFC 242 on Saturday night, Khabib Nurmagomedov submitted Dustin Poirier to retain his lightweight title. The win was Nurmagomedov’s 12th in a row in …read more

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A local journalist reflects on covering Khabib Nurmagomedov and the UFC's return to Abu Dhabi

Saturday, September 7, 2019 marked the UFC’s first trip back to the Middle East for UFC 242, and it was my first UFC event as a credentialed media member.
It’s actually …read more

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Dustin Poirier ‘Down But Not Out’ Following Humbling UFC 242 Defeat

Dustin Poirier broke down in the Octagon following his third-round submission loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov in the UFC 242 headliner this past Saturday. …read more

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Georges St-Pierre admits that if he fights Khabib Nurmagomedov and wins, he is out

Though the Georges St-Pierre vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov ship had seemed to sail, UFC president Dana White cracked the door open just slightly recently.
After Nurmagomedov defeated Dustin Poirier in the UFC …read more

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Tony Ferguson alludes to hotel encounters as more motivation for Khabib Nurmagomedov fight

Tony Ferguson is aiming for a UFC 245 return in December to challenge lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, and he’s using past altercations as motivation to prepare.
In an interview with ESPN …read more

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UFC 242 Aftermath: Considering Khabib Nurmagomedov’s place among the all-time greats

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

On Saturday night, Khabib Nurmagomedov defended his UFC lightweight title with a third-round submission win over interim champion Dustin Poirier. It was, for the most …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov win draws massive viewership numbers in Russia

We know that Khabib Nurmagomedov is a star in his native Russia. Yet in the wake of his UFC 242 victory over Dustin Poirier, which went down last Saturday in …read more

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Joe Rogan Thinks Brian Ortega Is Too Small For Khabib

UFC color commentator Joe Rogan doesn’t believe Brian Ortega has the size to match Khabib Nurmagomedov. “The Eagle” has looked unstoppable. Nurmagomedov took on Dustin Poirier in a lightweight title …read more

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Ferguson Unimpressed With Khabib’s ‘Lazy, One-Dimensional’ Win

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The mixed martial arts (MMA) community was full of praise for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight kingpin, Khabib Nurmagomedov, who …read more

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Joe Rogan doubts Brian Ortega could beat Khabib Nurmagomedov

Mid-way through the UFC 242 main event, Dustin Poirier wrapped Khabib Nurmagomedov’s neck in a guillotine choke. For a moment, the choke looked fairly deep, but the lightweight champion Nurmagomedov …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson betting odds

Per Haljestam-USA TODAY Sports

Check out the opening betting line for potential UFC lightweight title fight between the champ Khabib Nurmagomedov and the deserving challenger Tony Ferguson. UFC 242 …read more

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White interested in booking Khabib vs. GSP? ‘Sure’, says UFC president

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‘Sure’. That was Dana White’s response when asked about a potential superfight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Georges St-Pierre. Dana White has finally succumbed to …read more

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Dana White: Ferguson Next for Nurmagomedov, But McGregor Rematch ‘Makes Sense’

Dana White is on board with attempting to book Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson again, but he is also leaving the door open for a rematch between the reigning lightweight …read more

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Dana White says Khabib Nurmagomedov closing in on GOAT status

Following his submission win over Dustin Poirier in the main event of UFC 242, UFC president Dana White believes Khabib Nurmagomedov is closing in on GOAT status in MMA.
The UFC …read more

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Dustin Poirier: ‘I’m down but not out’

Dustin Poirier was not able to defeat Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 242. Post-fight, the latest UFC lightweight title challenger has made no secret of how much this loss stings. In …read more

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‘Eagle’ Flies To Early Betting Favorite Over ‘El Cucuy’

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While nothing is on paper (yet), it’s widely believed that Khabib Nurmagomedov will make his next 155-pound title defense against …read more

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What’s next for Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier after UFC 242?

In the main event of UFC 242, Khabib Nurmagomedov looked to defend his lightweight title for the second time. He was taking on the interim champion, Dustin Poirier. In the …read more

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Making the Grade: UFC 242: Khabib vs. Poirier

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

If there was any doubt about Khabib Nurmagomedov’s claim as the best lightweight in the sport, those questions were emphatically answered during UFC 242 on …read more

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Jorge Masvidal hopes to have ‘The Rock’ hand him the BMF belt at UFC 244

The weekend was action-packed. UFC 242 went down with some stellar performances, Khabib Nurmagomedov achieved his 28th consecutive victory, Paul Felder got revenge in his rematch against Edson Barboza and …read more

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Jon Jones explains why he was rooting for Dustin Poirier at UFC 242

Jon Jones made an accurate prediction for the UFC 242 main event, but was rooting for Dustin Poirier in the run-up to Poirier’s lightweight championship opportunity against Khabib Nurmagomedov.
The lightweight …read more

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Justin Gaethje defends his controversial comments about Conor McGregor

Justin Gaethje is not backtracking on his controversial comments against Conor McGregor.
Over the weekend, Khabib Nurmagomedov beat Dustin Poirier and defended his lightweight title. Conor McGregor used the opportunity to …read more

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Dana White believes Khabib Nurmagomedov is 'a couple fights away from potential GOAT status'

ABU DHABI – Khabib Nurmagomedov’s performance in the UFC 242 main event impressed a lot of people, but maybe none more so than UFC president Dana White.
After the bout, White …read more

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Islam Makhachev admits pressure, but grateful for huge support at UFC 242

ABU DHABI – Russian star Islam Makhachev says he plans on emulating his friend and teammate Khabib Nurmagomedov and holding the UFC lightweight title, but admits he’ll wait patiently for …read more

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Opening odds released for Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson

The opening odds have been released for a potential title bout between UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and No. 1 contender Tony Ferguson.
The UFC has not yet made this fight …read more

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UFC 242 Fighter Salaries: Estimates have Khabib Nurmagomedov leading the pack

The estimated fighter salaries stemming from yesterday’s UFC 242 pay-per-view event in Abu Dhabi have been revealed.
UFC 242 was headlined by a lightweight title unification bout featuring Khabib Nurmagomedov taking …read more

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Poirier Bashes ‘Sell Out’ Covington For Masvidal Trash Talk

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While Dustin Poirier crumbled under the dominating wrestling of Khabib Nurmagomedov, there’s no denying he’s still one of the baddest …read more

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Why Jon Jones Was Rooting for Dustin Poirier at UFC 242

When asked whom he predicted to win Saturday’s lightweight championship fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier, Jon Jones opted not to give a political answer. Saturday, Khabib Nurmagomedov turned …read more

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VIDEO | Dagestan goes wild after Khabib Nurmagomedov

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is a massive, international star. Nowhere his superstardom more massive, however, than in his native Dagestan, Russia.
When he fights — more aptly, when he wins …read more

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