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Khabib Nurmagomedov explains why he wasn’t interested in Conor McGregor confrontation at World Cup final

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor were both in attendance at Luzhniki Stadium for the World Cup final in Moscow, but anyone hoping for some sort of direct …read more

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Conor McGregor, Khabib Nurmagomedov in Attendance at FIFA World Cup Final in Russia

Arguably the biggest sporting event outside of the United States, the FIFA World Cup concluded Sunday in Russia at the Luzhniki Stadium where France were eventual 4-2 winners over Croatia. …read more

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Morning Report: Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov attend World Cup Final in Moscow

Yesterday, the biggest sporting event in the world concluded when Frace took on Croatia in the FIFA World Cup Final in Moscow, Russia. Somewhere north of 1 billion people worldwide …read more

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Conor McGregor Buddies Up with Russia’s Vladimir Putin at World Cup Finals

It was an interesting time at the World Cup soccer finals in Russia on Sunday, as both Conor McGregor and UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov were in attendance.
Perhaps what was …read more

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Tony Ferguson says if he’s paid like champ, he doesn’t ‘give a f*ck about that paperweight’

LAS VEGAS — On the UFC Hall of Fame red carpet, Tony Ferguson discusses his injury recovery, getting stripped of the interim lightweight title, Khabib Nurmagomedov being the lightweight champion …read more

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UFC Fight Night 133 results: Said Nurmagomedov takes split decision from Justin Scoggins

Said Nurmagomedov survived some consistent and often flashy striking from Justin Scoggins to take a split decision.
UFC newcomer Nurmagomedov (12-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC), a cousin of lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, …read more

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Tony Ferguson Still Wants Nurmagomedov Next, Not McGregor

Despite a record-setting history of near misses with Khabib Nurmagomedov, Tony Ferguson claims he still wants a fight with “The Eagle” next, rather than Conor McGregor. …read more

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Khabib: Winner of Alvarez vs. Poirier deserves next title shot

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov gives his own assessment on who his first title challenger would be. UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is still uncertain about whom he would …read more

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Posted on July 12, 2018, 6:16 pm By
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Ferguson would rather fight Khabib than McGregor next

Tony Ferguson is willing to face either UFC lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov or former titleholder Conor McGregor, but in an ideal world, he’d square off with “The Eagle” next. Still …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov discusses options if he doesn’t fight McGregor or GSP next

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov would like to fight Conor McGregor or Georges St-Pierre next. If neither of these stars are available, however, there are thankfully some other options on …read more

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Morning Report: If not GSP or Conor McGregor, Khabib Nurmagomedov looking at Dustin Poirier, Eddie Alvarez for title shot

With UFC 226 over and done with, the eyes of the MMA world now turn to the end of the year schedule for the UFC and the possibility of some …read more

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Tony Ferguson Reveals Timeline for his UFC Return

Tony Ferguson is on the road from recovery. If you recall, Ferguson was slated to take on Khabib Nurmagomedov at the UFC 223 pay-per-view event at the Barclays Center in …read more

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Tony Ferguson now eyeing September return, feels Khabib Nurmagomedov has been exposed

Tony Ferguson, who was forced out of UFC 223 with a leg injury in April, is now hoping to return to the cage as soon as September.
“I’m about 90 percent …read more

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Morning Report: Tony Ferguson says Al Iaquinta ‘exposed’ Khabib Nurmagomedov, hopes to return by September

A week before UFC 223, it looked like the MMA world was finally going to get the Khabib Nurmagomedov-Tony Ferguson fight that had fallen through numerous times before. Then, just …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov shows support for Max Holloway after UFC 226 removal

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has been here before.
Late Wednesday night it was announced that Max Holloway was forced out of his UFC 226 co-headliner with Brian Ortega after the …read more

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Video: Russian national football team gives signed jersey to Khabib Nurmagomedov

Khabib Nurmagomedov knows a thing or two about winning, and his country’s football team has recognized him even as it pursues its own glory.
The Russia national football club is currently …read more

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Khabib gifted signed jersey by Russian national team 

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov was gifted a signed jersey by the Russian national team. Ahead of their World Cup quarter-final showdown with Croatia, the Russian national team …read more

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Khabib on Russia reaching World Cup quarter-final: ‘Unreal emotions’ 

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov shared his thoughts on the Russian national team’s progression to the quarter-final of the 2018 World Cup. On Sunday, the Russian national team …read more

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Report | UFC to book UFC 229 Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson fight if McGregor negotiations fail

According to a report from MMA Team Dagestan, a Twitter account that has produced a number of high-profile scoops in recent weeks, the hunt for UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov’s …read more

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Conor McGregor’s coach discusses Khabib Nurmagomedov and Georges St-Pierre’s ‘flaws’

When Conor McGregor returns to the cage — if Conor McGregor returns to the cage — two of his best options in terms of opponents are current UFC lightweight champ …read more

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Roddy: GSP and Khabib are good, but 99% can’t take Conor’s shots

Conor McGregor’s coach Owen Roddy discusses potential match ups against Georges St-Pierre and Khabib Nurmagomedov. John Kavanagh recently said that he would almost bet anything that a bout with Khabib …read more

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Coach: Conor McGregor Can Exploit GSP & Khabib’s Flaws

Conor McGregor’s boxing coach believes his fighter would solve the puzzles of Georges St-Pierre and Khabib Nurmagomedov. McGregor vs. Nurmagomedov is the fight many fans are anticipating. “The Eagle” is …read more

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Owen Roddy confident Conor McGregor can exploit both Khabib Nurmagomedov and GSP’s ‘flaws’ 

Owen Roddy has a familiar feeling with regard to a future matchup between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov.
At the launch of the all-new SBG Charlestown gym, Roddy compared the …read more

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Video: Owen Roddy on Conor McGregor vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov, ‘emotional’ Ali Abdelaziz and new gym 

DUBLIN — Speaking at the opening of his all-new SBG Charlestown facility in Dublin Ireland, coach Owen Roddy discussed Conor McGregor’s return, the potential of a bout with Khabib Nurmagomedov …read more

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Coach doesn’t believe Khabib Nurmagomedov needs to beat Conor McGregor to prove undisputed status

Two of the biggest fights in UFC history are linked to the American Kickboxing Academy. That should tell you all you need to know about their talent.
One of those fights …read more

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Max Holloway: Move to Lightweight ‘Just a Matter of Time’

Eyebrows were raised after Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight champion Max Holloway was deemed medically unfit to fight lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov on short notice at UFC 223. …read more

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Khabib’s manager: McGregor ‘running out of money’

Ali Abdelaziz thinks former UFC champ Conor McGregor is running low on money — and that that’s why he’s open to face Khabib Nurmagomedov. If you ask Ali Abdelaziz, there’s …read more

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Conor McGregor’s Coach Prefers Trilogy with Nate Diaz Over Fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov

John Kavanagh, who is the long-time head coach of former Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor, has weighed in on who he believes his star pupil should …read more

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John Kavanagh Wants Nate Diaz Next For Conor McGregor

Former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor’s return is expected to come soon, and while many expect him to challenge 155-pound champ Khabib Nurmagomedov upon his return, the Irishman’s …read more

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Coach discusses Conor McGregor’s game plan for possible Nurmagomedov fight: “he’s not bulletproof”

If Conor McGregor returns to the cage for a fight with UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, it could easily be the toughest test of his career thus far. All the …read more

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Kavanagh: I’d bet anything Khabib-McGregor happens in 2018

SBG Ireland head coach John Kavanagh is assured that the fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor happens before the year ends. Last week, SBG Ireland striking coach Owen …read more

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Conor McGregor coach Owen Roddy boils down strategy for Khabib Nurmagomedov

Conor McGregor’s camp will adjust accordingly to UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov’s strengths if their long-anticipated fight becomes a reality.
But the approach to the challenge of Nurmagomedov (26-0 MMA, 10-0 …read more

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John Kavanagh Would ‘Almost Bet Anything’ Nurmagomedov vs. McGregor Happens in 2018

Count Conor McGregor’s coach among those who believes his fighter will square off with Khabib Nurmagomedov at some point in 2018. …read more

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Coach: “I would almost bet anything” that Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor fight happens in 2018

John Kavanagh, Conor McGregor’s head coach at SBG Ireland, is very confident the Irish superstar will return to the UFC’s Octagon this year — and most likely to a battle …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov says UFC is “working on a fight versus Conor McGregor”

New UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is almost ready to start focusing on his first title defense. The undefeated champion will soon fly to California, where he will begin a …read more

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Morning Report: Khabib Nurmagomedov promises to ‘destroy’ Conor McGregor

With a fight between UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and former two-division champion Conor McGregor likely “building” towards fruition, later this year, “The Eagle” is confident that he will follow …read more

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Khabib Vows To “Destory” Conor McGregor

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov would love to get his hands on Conor McGregor next, and he might just get the opportunity to do so. The Eagle won the 155-pound …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov on Conor McGregor: ‘I’m Going to Destroy Him’

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is still awaiting word on his next fight but all signs are pointing towards a showdown with Conor McGregor.
After winning the title in April, Nurmagomedov …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov on Conor McGregor: I’m going to destroy him

Though nothing is official just yet, all signs point to UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov fighting former two-division champion Conor McGregor sometime later this year — perhaps even at UFC …read more

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Conor McGregor Striking Coach Claims Nurmagomedov Fight is ‘Brewing Up Nicely’

If one of Conor McGregor’s coaches is to be believed, things are gradually progressing toward a showdown with UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. …read more

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Manager: Khabib Doesn’t Think Conor McGregor Deserves Title Shot

It looks like Khabib Nurmagomedov’s team is playing mind games with Conor McGregor. It’s no secret that the bout most mixed martial arts fans are looking forward to is one …read more

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Manager: Khabib Doesn’t Think Conor McGregor Deserves Title Shot

It looks like Khabib Nurmagomedov’s team is playing mind games with Conor McGregor. It’s no secret that the bout most mixed martial arts fans are looking forward to is one …read more

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Khabib: I’m going to ‘destroy’ Conor McGregor

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is confident he would defeat Conor McGregor if the two met in a UFC title fight. When Khabib Nurmagomedov captured the UFC lightweight …read more

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Roddy: McGregor vs. Khabib is ‘brewing up nicely’

SBG Ireland striking coach Owen Roddy gives a brief update on the potential fight between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov. Former UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor has been out …read more

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Morning Report: Conor McGregor’s coach Owen Roddy thinks fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov ‘is building’

At UFC 205, Conor McGregor became the first man in history to hold two UFC titles simultaneously when he knocked out Eddie Alvarez to claim the lightweight strap. Earlier that …read more

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Coach: Conor McGregor vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov fight is “brewing up nicely”

Late last week, a report out of Russia suggested that a lightweight title fight between undefeated champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and former two-division champ Conor McGregor could headline UFC 229, this …read more

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Owen Roddy Talks Conor McGregor vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov

Conor McGregor’s striking coach won’t deny Khabib Nurmagomedov could be next. Nurmagomedov captured the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight title back in April. He defeated Al Iaquinta via unanimous decision …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov Reveals Only Fighter Who Can Beat Daniel Cormier

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has an opponent in mind for Daniel Cormier. Nurmagomedov believes that there is one heavyweight fighter who can beat “DC” and that is Curtis Blaydes …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov feels there’s only one man who can beat Curtis Blaydes

Curtis Blaydes impressed a lot of people with his UFC 225 TKO win over former Strikeforce, Dream and K-1 champion Alistair Overeem. One of the most notable people to jump …read more

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Khabib: The only fighter who can beat Blaydes is Cormier

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov thinks highly of top-five heavyweight contender Curtis Blaydes. Over the weekend at UFC 225, number five-ranked heavyweight contender Curtis Blaydes closed out the prelims …read more

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Dana White says Khabib vs. McGregor is ‘the fight to make’

Dana White is most interested in booking a lightweight title bout between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor. It’s the fight everyone one wants to see. A lightweight championship bout between …read more

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Dana White updates on Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor fight: “that’s the fight to make”

There is certainly no shortage of options for UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov’s first title defense. Of all the options available, however, none would be bigger or more lucrative than …read more

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Manager: “UFC Should Be Talking To GSP, Not Conor” For Khabib’s First Title Defense

Although the fight fans hoped to see materialize was against Conor McGregor, Khabib Nurmagomedov is apparently setting his sights on another fighter. Ali Abdelaziz, manager of the reigning UFC Lightweight …read more

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Manager claims that Khabib Nurmagomedov is moving on from Conor McGregor

Current UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is apparently moving on from Conor McGregor.
According to the Russian’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz, “The Eagle” is now focused on scoring a fight with former …read more

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With mini-tournament on ice, Khabib Nurmagomedov turns attention to Georges St-Pierre

While the vast majority of MMA fans want to see Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor next, Nurmagomedov’s manager now says they’ve set their sights elsewhere.
“We believe the fight to make …read more

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Michael Chiesa explains why he considers Tony Ferguson the true lightweight champion

Michael Chiesa, who battles Anthony Pettis at UFC 226 this July 7 in Las Vegas, considers Tony Ferguson — not Khabib Nurmagomedov — the true UFC lightweight champion of the …read more

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Chiesa: In my eyes, Ferguson is the UFC lightweight champion

For UFC welterweight contender Michael Chiesa, interim 155-pound titleholder Tony Ferguson is the undisputed lightweight champion. Khabib Nurmagomedov was crowned the UFC undisputed lightweight champion at UFC 223 last April …read more

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Khabib targeting late 2018 return, possibly vs McGregor or GSP

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is looking to return to the octagon in either September or October of this year, UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has plans for a first …read more

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Morning Report: Khabib Nurmagomedov now targeting first UFC title defense sooner than expected  

After winning the UFC lightweight title with a five-round decision over Al Iaquinta at UFC 223, Khabib Nurmagomedov said he wasn’t planning to return to fighting until November or December …read more

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Khabib Pushes Up Projected Return Date

We may be seeing the undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov return to the Octagon sooner than originally projected. Following his UFC 223 unanimous decision victory over Al Iaquinta, Khabib stated that he …read more

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Dana White to Meet Conor McGregor in Las Vegas to Discuss Potential Showdown with Khabib Nurmagomedov

Ultimate Fighting Championship President Dana White was expecting to meet Conor McGregor in Liverpool, England, although the meeting did not come to fruition. …read more

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White ‘confident’ about booking McGregor vs. Khabib

UFC president Dana White is optimistic that the lightweight title fight between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov will eventually end up being made. Even in the middle of Ramadan, …read more

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White 'confident' Conor, Khabib want fight

UFC president Dana White says he is “pretty confident” Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov want to face off, this time in the Octagon. …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov to Conor McGregor: ‘Now You Have to Play Like a Grown Up Man’

Khabib Nurmagomedov delivered a message to Conor McGregor on Saturday. …read more

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Khabib Sends McGregor Message: ‘There Will No Longer Be Locked Buses’

The beef between undefeated UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and combat superstar Conor McGregor is real.
Even before McGregor roughed up a Brooklyn bus this past April in order to …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov has message for Conor McGregor: ‘The game has changed’

Khabib Nurmagomedov is tired of waiting around for Conor McGregor.
A clash between the UFC stars has been one of the most talked about potential matchups at 155 pounds, but the …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov sends stern message to Conor McGregor

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has a message for Conor McGregor. Nurmagomedov sent this message to McGregor on Instagram.

When you see him, tell him: Conor the game has changed, …read more

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Coach: Eddie Alvarez Lines up With Khabib Better Than Anyone

Eddie Alvarez’s coach believes his fighter has the tools and smarts to defeat Khabib Nurmagomedov. Alvarez is set to take on Dustin Poirier in a rematch. The two will clash …read more

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Coach says Eddie Alvarez has formula to dethrone Khabib

Mark Henry believes Eddie Alvarez could be the one to dethrone Khabib Nurmagomedov. Eddie Alvarez might be gearing up for a rematch with Dustin Poirier, but his longtime coach and …read more

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Take a Look Back at Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Crazy UFC 223 Event Week

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In this episode of UFC Connected, follow the fight week of Khabib Nurmagomedov on his way to becoming the undisputed lightweight champion at UFC 223.
The fight week started …read more

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GSP: give me Nurmagomedov or McGregor

Georges St-Pierre has no interest in fighting Nate Diaz; wants Khabib Nurmagomedov or Conor McGregor fight instead. …read more

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Signs Point to Khabib-Conor Showdown

The most talked about fight in MMA right now is without a doubt Khabib Nurmagomedov in a potential lightweight title match against “The Notorious” Conor McGregor. Because of the hype …read more

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Coach Mark Henry explains why Eddie Alvarez has “best chance” to defeat Khabib Nurmagomedov

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, who now owns an insane overall record of 26-0, is looking more and more like an unstoppable force. In the opinion of renowned MMA coach …read more

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