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Cat Zingano vs. Marion Reneau Heads Trio of Bouts Added to UFC Boise

Cat Zingano vs. Marion Reneau heads a trio of bouts, including the debut of Khabib Nurmagomedov’s cousin, to the UFC event in Boise, Idaho. …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov updates on potential Conor McGregor fight: “we’re talking”

Perhaps the biggest fight possible in MMA at present would be a showdown between undefeated UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and former champion Conor McGregor. Apparently, talks are already under …read more

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Poirier: Khabib’s manager ‘reached out to me’ over title fight

Dustin Poirier thinks there’s a ‘pretty good’ chance he fights Khabib Nurmagomedov for the lightweight title in his next bout. Dustin Poirier means business.
After his fourth-round knockout of Justin …read more

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EXCLUSIVE | Megan Anderson feels Conor McGregor “thinks he’s untouchable” and worries “it could get worse”

Earlier this month, Conor McGregor travelled to Brooklyn, New York for UFC 223, and promptly went ballistic. In a frantic search for Khabib Nurmagomedov, who had confronted his training partner …read more

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Edson Barboza: ‘I Believe Khabib Could Lose to Anybody in The Top 10’

Edson Barboza thinks highly of the elite fighters at lightweight. In his last outing, Barboza was no match for Khabib Nurmagomedov. While Barboza’s striking advantage going into the fight was …read more

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Barboza: Can’t say Khabib is the best, he could lose to any of the top 10

Edson Barboza refuses to refer to Khabib Nurmagomedov as the best 155-pounder in the game today. With a record of 26-0 and the UFC lightweight world title in his …read more

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Edson Barboza 'very motivated' for Kevin Lee with hopes for Khabib Nurmagomedov rematch after

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – UFC lightweight Edson Barboza suffered a big career setback when he lost to Khabib Nurmagomedov this past December.
Barboza (19-5 MMA, 13-5 UFC) hopes a win over …read more

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Michael Chandler plans to re-sign with Bellator, but I beat Khabib Nurmagomedov '10 times out of 10'

Former champion Michael Chandler has some negotiating to do as the end of his current two-year deal with Bellator approaches.
Chandler (18-4 MMA, 15-4 BMMA) is coming off a first-round submission …read more

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Nate Diaz Just Gave Conor McGregor A History Lesson In ‘G S—t’

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion, Conor McGregor, tracked down newly-crowned 155-pound titleholder Khabib Nurmagomedov after “The Eagle” punked “Notorious” teammate Artem Lobov.
Despite the ensuing melee, McGregor and Nurmagomedov …read more

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Daily Debate: Does Dustin Poirier make the most sense for UFC champ Khabib Nurmagomedov?

Dustin Poirier picked up a pivotal victory, but was it enough to earn him a shot at the UFC lightweight title?
That’s the question we asked in MMAjunkie Radio’s latest Daily …read more

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Daniel Cormier: Khabib Nurmagomedov Would Smash Conor McGregor

Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight champion Daniel Cormier doesn’t believe anyone in the UFC can beat newly-crowned lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. …read more

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Edson Barboza isn’t so sure Khabib Nurmagomedov is the world’s best lightweight

Edson Barboza’s December loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov couldn’t have gone a whole lot worse, as he was thoroughly dominated by the Russian for three, lopsided rounds. All the same, the …read more

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Daniel Cormier on Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor: “It’s going to happen”

There are several options on the table for the first title defense of new UFC lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov. One is Dustin Poirier, who says he’s been contacted by Nurmagomedov’s …read more

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DC: Conor McGregor will ‘get taken down and smashed’ by Khabib Nurmagomedov

BURBANK, Calif. — The way Daniel Cormier sees it, Khabib Nurmagomedov’s “0” is never going to go.
Nurmagmedov ran his overall record to 26-0 — 10-0 in the UFC — with …read more

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Edson Barboza Explains Why He’s Not Ready to Call Khabib Nurmagomedov the Best Lightweight

Edson Barboza knows first hand that Khabib Nurmagomedov is a monster but he’s still not ready to say he’s the best lightweight in the world. …read more

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Dustin Poirier says Nurmagomedov’s team reached out about title fight: “they want to fight me”

After his riveting knockout win over Justin Gaethje last Saturday in Glendale, AZ, Dustin Poirier called for a title shot opposite new UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. From the sounds …read more

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Edson Barboza Explains Why He’s Not Ready to Call Khabib Nurmagomedov the Best Lightweight

Edson Barboza knows first hand that Khabib Nurmagomedov is a monster but he’s still not ready to say he’s the best lightweight in the world. …read more

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Kevin Lee promises to expose Khabib Nurmagomedov after he whoops Edson Barboza

Saturday, UFC lightweight Kevin Lee returns to the cage for the first time since an interim title loss to Tony Ferguson this past October.
Given the chance, Lee (16-3 MMA, 9-3 …read more

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Dustin Poirier Joins Eddie Alvarez As Top Challenger for Khabib Nurmagomedov

Last week, I wrote in an article here at MMANews.com that, in the wake of UFC 223, I believed Eddie Alvarez was the front-runner for Khabib Nurmagomedov’s lightweight crown. With …read more

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Eddie Alvarez Gives Edge to Khabib Nurmagomedov Over Conor McGregor

If Eddie Alvarez were a betting man, his money would be on Khabib Nurmagomedov in a fight with Conor McGregor. It seems like Nurmagomedov and McGregor are destined to do …read more

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Felder Says UFC Staff Was ‘Tossed Around’ During McGregor Bus Attack

The clip of Conor McGregor attacking Khabib Nurmagomedov’s bus earlier this month prior to UFC 223 will live in infamy.
It was a heinous act by the Irish superstar that …read more

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PHOTOS | Tony Ferguson shows off gnarly scar from knee surgery

PHOTOS | Tony Ferguson shows off gnarly scar from knee surgery
Former UFC interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson was expected to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov earlier this month for the promotions undisputed …read more

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Dana White: Dustin Poirier ‘Absolutely’ In the Running for Next Shot at Khabib Nurmagomedov

UFC president Dana White says Dustin Poirier is definitely in the conversation for the fighter who will challenge Khabib Nurmagomedov for the title next. …read more

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Dana White: Dustin Poirier 'absolutely' a contender for UFC champ Khabib Nurmagomedov

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GLENDALE, Ariz. – Dustin Poirier may not get a UFC lightweight title shot next, but he’s certainly …read more

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Dustin Poirier States His Case for Title Shot Against Khabib Nurmagomedov

Following a ‘Fight of the Night’ performance to defeat Justin Gaethje at UFC on FOX 29, Dustin Poirier makes his case for a title shot against lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov. …read more

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Fightweets: So who should Khabib Nurmagomedov fight next?

Well then. Last week was … interesting, wasn’t it? But there’s no rest for the wicked or for the UFC lightweight division, so let’s move forward.
What next for Khabib, and …read more

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Ferguson calls out ‘PaperChump’ Nurmagomedov

Tony Ferguson missed out on the chance to finally fight his lightweight nemesis Khabib Nurmagomedov, but that doesn’t mean he’ll miss an opportunity to take verbal shots at him.
Currently sidelined …read more

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UFC's Gaethje believes Alvarez loss cost him title fight

Justin Gaethje believes he would have fought Khabib Nurmagomedov for the lightweight championship if not for his most recent loss. He doesn’t plan on making it two in a row. …read more

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Disgraced oligarch got jail cell upgrade to watch Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 223

Ziyavudin Magomedov, the oligarch arrested on embezzlement and organized crime charges was upgraded to a jail cell with a TV so he could watch Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 223. …read more

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Alvarez on Khabib: 'Defensively, he looked terrible'

Newly crowned UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov looked unbeatable against Al Iaquinta. But Eddie Alvarez, who hopes to fight for the title next, wasn’t impressed. …read more

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PHOTO | Tony Ferguson is going to have an insane scar after his knee surgery (graphic)

If things had gone according to the original plan, Tony Ferguson would have battled Khabib Nurmagomedov for the UFC lightweight title in the main event of UFC 223 last Saturday …read more

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Bisping: UFC can make a ‘s--t-ton of money’ by booking Khabib vs Conor

Michael Bisping believes the UFC can turn Conor McGregor’s negative publicity into a positive by booking a title fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov. Last week, Michael Bisping gave his take on …read more

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Justin Gaethje: I would kick Khabib’s ‘legs off’ in title fight

Justin Gaethje weighs in on Conor McGregor’s UFC 223 fiasco and details his plans to kick Khabib Nurmagomedov’s legs off. Plenty of fighters have had their say on Conor McGregor’s …read more

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Pic: Tony Ferguson’s Stitched up Knee Following Surgery

Tony Ferguson has shared the aftermath of his recent surgery. Ferguson was scheduled to take on Khabib Nurmagomedov to determine who would become the undisputed Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight …read more

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Justin Gaethje Criticizes Khabib Nurmagomedov For His Callout of Georges St-Pierre

Justin Gaethje is happy that there’s some clarity in the lightweight division championship race but then again he’s not excited that Khabib Nurmagomedov immediately called for a fight against Georges …read more

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Al Iaquinta’s coach Ray Longo was “blown away” by his performance at UFC 223

At UFC 223, many people believed that it would be extremely difficult for Al Iaquinta to get out of the first round against Khabib Nurmagomedov, but his heart and determination …read more

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Longo: UFC 223 ‘would’ve been different’ if Iaquinta had full camp

Striking coach Ray Longo believes there would have been a big difference if Al Iaquinta was able to train for five rounds to face Khabib Nurmagomedov. The string …read more

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Daily Debate: Who's next for UFC champ Khabib Nurmagomedov? Is Dustin Poirier a dark horse?

The UFC lightweight division is wide open for new champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, so who gets the first crack at his title?
It’s the question we posed in our Daily Debate feature …read more

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UFC rankings update | Conor McGregor falls at lightweight, Khabib Nurmagomedov surges up p4p list

In the wake of UFC 223, which saw Khabib Nurmagomedov capture lightweight gold, and Rose Namajunas cement her status as strawweight champ, the UFC has updated its official UFC rankings.
The …read more

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VIDEO | Khabib Nurmagomedov has a piece of advice for Zabit Magomedsharipov

Учи английский @zabit_magomedsharipov #непокайфу 😄 #ufc223

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Dagestani featherweight Zabit Magomedsharipov has all the makings of a future star. In the opinion of new UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, however, Magomedsharipov would be wise to start learning …read more

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Dustin Poirier questions Khabib Nurmagomedov’s UFC 223 title win

At long last, undefeated Dagestani lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov finally has a UFC belt wrapped around his waist. He earned that belt last Saturday, when he dominated last-minute replacement opponent Al …read more

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UFC 223 'Thrill and Agony' shows warm moment between Khabib Nurmagomedov, Daniel Cormier

UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier has been one of Khabib Nurmagomedov’s most vocal supporters for some time now, so naturally he was on hand to show his teammate some …read more

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Dustin Poirier raises questions about Khabib Nurmagomedov's status as UFC lightweight champ

GLENDALE, Ariz. – Dustin Poirier recognizes that Khabib Nurmagomedov is the undisputed UFC lightweight champ.
Despite all the machinations of the past year in the 155-pound division, Poirier (22-5 MMA, 14-4 …read more

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Holloway Wants Ortega Title Fight At UFC 226

After getting pulled from his last-minute Lightweight championship (UFC) fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov at last weekend’s (Sat., April 7, 2018) UFC 223 event, Max Holloway is now focused on taking …read more

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Big Win At UFC Glendale Could Elevate Dustin Poirier & Justin Gaethje Into Title Contention

Just one week after UFC 223 crowned a new king of the lightweight division in the form of Khabib Nurmagomedov, two more of the sport’s top fighters at 155lbs will …read more

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Max Holloway eyes July date with Brian Ortega following UFC 223 exit 

Max Holloway isn’t spending any time dwelling on what could have been had he not been pulled from his short-notice title fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 223.
The featherweight …read more

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Video: Dagestani supermarket labels frozen chicken ‘Conor McGregor’

When UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov began referring to Conor McGregor as a “chicken,” he could not imagine that — within the span of two years — a supermarket in …read more

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‘Eagle’ Opens As Betting Favorite Over McGregor, Ferguson

The mixed martial arts (MMA) community was critical of Khabib Nurmagomedov, who failed to murder Al Iaquinta in the UFC 223 pay-per-view (PPV) main event and had to instead settle …read more

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ODDS | Lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov favored over Conor McGregor, Tony Ferguson

Khabib Nurmagomedov is, at long last, the UFC lightweight champion. He earned that distinction with a lopsided unanimous decision win over last-minute replacement opponent Al Iaquinta in the main event …read more

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Russian supermarket's got jokes, puts 'Conor McGregor' label on chicken

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Khabib Nurmagomedov received a hero’s welcome when he returned to Russia following his UFC 223 win to claim the …read more

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UFC 223 prelims do 892,000 viewers

The UFC had hoped for its strongest numbers of 2018 this past Saturday when Khabib Nurmagomedov was to face either Tony Ferguson or Max Holloway in the main event.
But with …read more

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P4P rankings: Nurmagomedov moves up after dominating victory

Demetrious Johnson remains the pound-for-pound king, but Khabib Nurmagomedov is moving up in the rankings after his impressive victory over Al Iaquinta at UFC 223. …read more

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Opening odds: New UFC champ Khabib Nurmagomedov favored over Conor McGregor (and Tony Ferguson)

Whether you’re looking at the rankings or the opening odds, one thing seems clear: Khabib Nurmagomedov is the new king of lightweights.
This past Saturday in UFC 223’s pay-per-view headliner, Nurmagomedov …read more

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VIDEO | Dagestani supermarket now refers to its chicken as “Conor McGregor”

UFC champ Khabib Nurmagomedov has been calling Conor McGregor a “chicken” since 2016. Now, a Dagestani supermarket has begun labeling its frozen chicken after the Irishman (h/t @joaska_ ) pic.twitter.com/oDDToMB8Al
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Anthony Pettis had to cut weight multiple times at UFC 223

When news first broke that Max Holloway was ruled medically unfit to compete against Khabib Nurmagomedov in the main event of UFC 223 this past weekend, Anthony Pettis’s name was …read more

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Javier Mendez Blasts Joe Rogan for Criticizing Khabib Nurmagomedov’s UFC 223 Performance

Newly crowned Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov cruised to victory Saturday in a very one-sided fight against Al Iaquinta. …read more

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Khabib ‘a little bit scared’ of champion life: ‘I don’t want to change’

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has some apprehensions about being a champion, particularly with the fame that comes with it. As an undefeated UFC fighter, Khabib Nurmagomedov is already …read more

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Khabib Coach Responds To Rogan’s ‘Crazy’ Commentary

Long-time Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) color commentator Joe Rogan caught some flack for his critical analysis of Khabib Nurmagomedov’s striking during his unanimous decision win over Al Iaquinta in the …read more

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Eddie Alvarez: I am Khabib’s kryptonite, you all know it

Former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez feels he is the only fighter in the 155-pound division who could defeat current titleholder Khabib Nurmagomedov. Throughout his UFC run that began …read more

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USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA rankings, April 10: No disputing Khabib as No. 1

You can’t argue it all you want given the circumstances, but Khabib Nurmagomedov is the undisputed UFC lightweight champion. There’s also no disputing his spot at the top of the …read more

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Video: Khabib Gets Hero’s Welcome In Dagestan

After a tumultuous couple of weeks, which saw Khabib Nurmagomedov land three different opponents before having his bus attacked by Conor McGregor and the goon squad, “The Eagle” topped his …read more

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What's next for Khabib Nurmagomedov and other UFC 223 fighters?

UFC 223 provided a glimpse of the future, as Khabib Nurmagomedov and Rose Namajunas both impressed in wins. Who should they — and other fighters from that card — face …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Coach Rips UFC Color Commentator Joe Rogan

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s coach Javier Mendez isn’t pleased with Joe Rogan’s commentary at UFC 223. This past Saturday night (April 7), Nurmagomedov took on Al Iaquinta for the undisputed UFC lightweight …read more

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Mendez: Rogan didn’t understand what was going on in Khabib-Iaquinta

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s coach Javier Mendez says that while he loves UFC analyst Joe Rogan, his commentary on the UFC 223 main event was all wrong. Khabib Nurmagomedov comfortably defeated short …read more

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UFC 223 Medical Suspensions: Al Iaquinta Facing 60 Days Following Five-Round Defeat

Al Iaquinta is facing up to two months on the sidelines after stepping up on short notice to face Khabib Nurmagomedov in the UFC 223 headliner. …read more

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UFC 223 medical suspensions: Al Iaquinta out 60 days after Khabib Nurmagomedov loss

Lightweight headliner Al Iaquinta highlighted a list of 11 fighters to receive extended medical suspensions in the aftermath of UFC 223. The New York State Athletic Commission released the event’s …read more

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Hindsight - UFC 223: Khabib vs. Iaquinta in retrospect

Look back on the action in the cage of UFC 223, from Devin Clark’s uneventful victory to open the card to Khabib Nurmagomedov’s dominant performance in the main event to …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov 'a little bit scared' by UFC title fame: 'I don't want to change'

Khabib Nurmagomedov received a hero’s welcome upon returning to Russia following his title-winning victory in this past Saturday’s UFC 223 main event. It was an outpour of support that “The …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov argues Tony Ferguson needs another win before title shot

Over the weekend, in the main event of UFC 223, Khabib Nurmagomedov thwarted a last minute opponent Al Iaquinta, moving to a flawless 26-0 overall, and capturing the UFC lightweight …read more

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Stream or download MMAjunkie Radio #2656 with Ray Longo and John Morgan

Stream or download MMAjunkie Radio #2656 with guests Ray Longo and John Morgan.
MMA coach Longo, who cornered Al Iaquinta against Khabib Nurmagomedov in this past weekend’s UFC 223 main event, …read more

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Dagestan reacts to Khabib Nurmagomedov’s UFC title victory 

Following his lightweight title victory at UFC 223, Khabib Nurmagomedov was congratulated by the acting Head of the Republic of Dagestan, honoured by the republic’s primary football club, and given …read more

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Max Holloway: I Would Have Made Weight Had NYSAC Not Pulled Plug

Current Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight king Max Holloway agreed to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov at lightweight on just six days’ notice after the Dagestani’s previous scheduled opponent, Tony Ferguson, had to …read more

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Eddie Alvarez Is The Only Guy In UFC Who Can Beat Khabib

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion, Eddie Alvarez, has a little history with reigning division kingpin, Khabib Nurmagomedov, dating back to late 2016 when “The Eagle” was used as …read more

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Nurmagomedov’s coach: Joe Rogan ‘didn’t understand what the hell’s going on’ with UFC 223 commentary

With a pair of 50-43 scorecards in his favor, Khabib Nurmagomedov put on one of the more lopsided championship performances in UFC history with his win over Al Iaquinta.
The new …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov Greeted By Fans in Makhachkala, Talks UFC Russia

After all the craziness was over, Khabib Nurmagomedov was the last man standing when UFC 223 concluded. After a long wait and seemingly endless hurdles, the Eagle finally has UFC …read more

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Eddie Alvarez argues he is Khabib Nurmagomedov’s kryptonite: “Everyone knows it”

Last weekend, in the main event of UFC 223, Khabib Nurmagomedov captured the UFC lightweight title with a decision win over last-minute replacement opponent Al Iaquinta. While Nurmagomedov’s title win, …read more

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Holloway: We were within ‘striking distance’ to make weight for UFC 223

Featherweight champion Max Holloway says he was a few pounds away from pushing through with his supposed fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 223. After Tony Ferguson was forced …read more

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Iaquinta believes he can win Khabib rematch

Al Iaquinta believes the outcome will be the opposite if he gets to face Khabib Nurmagomedov in a rematch. It was a tumultuous fight week headed into the UFC …read more

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Monday Morning Analyst: Grading Khabib Nurmagomedov’s UFC 223 performance

At UFC 223, Khabib Nurmagomedov took a lopsided decision win to defeat Al Iaquinta and become the UFC lightweight champion. Yet, some believe the win showed Nurmagomedov to either be …read more

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Al Iaquinta had premonition he was going to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov

In the immediate chaos following Conor McGregor’s infamous assault on a fighter van in Brooklyn on Thursday, Al Iaquinta had something off a premonition.
Iaquinta, who was scheduled to fight Paul …read more

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Nurmagomedov Not Counting on GSP Comeback, Wants Ferguson to Earn Title Shot with Win

In the wake of Khabib Nurmagomedov’s coronation at UFC 223, there are a few intriguing options for the Dagestani fighter’s first lightweight title defense. …read more

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VIDEO | New UFC champ Khabib Nurmagomedov receives hero’s welcome in Dagestan

Khabib Nurmagomedov on Dagestani Airport with more than one thousand fans #eaglesmma pic.twitter.com/67N3tp4xPB
— Горный Ветер (@neluibit) April 9, 2018

Undefeated lightweight star Khabib Nurmagomedov has always had a massive following in …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov Reveals Details of Artem Lobov Altercation

After winning the undisputed lightweight championship at UFC 223, Khabib Nurmagomedov revealed details behind his altercation with Artem Lobov. …read more

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Max Holloway Defends NYSAC for UFC 223 Ruling

UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway has had a wild week. Holloway was supposed to be the savior of the upcoming UFC 223 pay-per-view event. Tony Ferguson vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov was …read more

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It sounded crazy at first, but now Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. GSP actually seems like an (improbable) dream fight

So I’m sitting here on Monday morning, enjoying my coffee while I stare blankly out the window, when suddenly a memory surfaces out of nowhere.
Wait, did Khabib Nurmagomedov really call …read more

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After UFC 223 debacle, Max Holloway is focused on defending his featherweight title—for now

For a few days, it looked as though UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway would battle Khabib Nurmagomedov for the UFC lightweight title in the main event of Saturday night’s UFC …read more

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Rogan Apologizes For Trashing Khabib’s Striking At UFC 223

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight titleholder, Khabib Nurmagomedov, ran through late-replacement Al Iaquinta in the UFC 223 pay-per-view (PPV) main event last Saturday night (April 7, 2018) after “Raging Al” …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov explains why he chose to strike with Al Iaquinta

Last Saturday, in the main event of the seemingly cursed UFC 223 card, undefeated lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov captured the UFC lightweight title with a lopsided unanimous decision win over …read more

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Georges St. Pierre Responds to Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Challenge at UFC 223

After another dominant display at UFC 223, Khabib Nurmagomedov has already turned to his attention to his next challenger. …read more

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Ferguson unimpressed by Khabib’s UFC 223 performance

UFC interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson is unconvinced by Khabib Nurmagomedov’s performance against Al Iaquinta at UFC 223. For the fourth straight time, the UFC was forced to scrap …read more

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Joe Rogan releases statement on UFC 223 commentary

Joe Rogan releases a statement on his commentary for Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Al Iaquinta. Khabib Nurmagomedov dominated Al Iaquinta to become lightweight champion at UFC 223 this past weekend, …read more

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After UFC 223, Khabib Nurmagomedov’s ‘undisputed’ title will be disputed for some time, and that’s just fine

After playing coy for months about the status of the UFC lightweight championship, company president Dana White finally made a clear declaration in the wake of Khabib Nurmagomedov’s dominant win …read more

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Joe Rogan responds to backlash surrounding controversial Nurmagomedov-Iaquinta commentary

Joe Rogan’s commentary during the UFC 223 main event, which saw Khabib Nurmagomedov defeat a last-minute opponent in Al Iaquinta, drew the ire of many MMA fans. The criticism was …read more

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Khabib wants ‘world tour’ for McGregor matchup

Khabib Nurmagomedov is expecting a fight of epic proportions against Conor McGregor, which is why he wants a world tour to promote it. Now that Khabib Nurmagomedov is the …read more

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Morning Report: Joe Rogan releases statement about his commentary during UFC 223 main event

On Saturday night at UFC 223 in Brooklyn, New York, Khabib Nurmagomedov took a unanimous decision over last-minute replacement Al Iaquinta to claim the UFC lightweight championship. The fight was …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov on Potential McGregor Bout: 'We Have to Finish This Beef'

The rivalry between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor reached a new level during UFC 223 fight week. …read more

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UFC 223 Fantasy Rewind

A wild UFC 223 fight week came to a close on Saturday night with Khabib Nurmagomedov being crowned undisputed lightweight champion after a unanimous decision win over late replacement opponent …read more

Source:: UFC

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VIDEO | Dana White says Khabib Nurmagomedov is “absolutely” the most dominant fighter in UFC history

VIDEO | Dana White says Khabib Nurmagomedov is “absolutely” the most dominant fighter in UFC history
Khabib Nurmagomedov captured the UFC’s undisputed UFC lightweight title at last night’s UFC 223 event …read more

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Editorial: When short notice fights lead to unreasonable expectations

New UFC lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov took apart Al Iaquinta, who’s been lauded for accepting a title fight on the eve of the event. So why is Khabib getting so …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov won the 'undisputed' lightweight title at UFC 223, but this one isn't so simple

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“That’s it,” Dana White told reporters after Khabib Nurmagomedov’s victory in the UFC 223 main event Saturday night. “That’s …read more

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