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‘Spider’ Puts Khabib, Penn On MMA Mt. Rushmore

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Jon Jones and Georges St-Pierre get the snub on Anderson Silva’s list. Legendary fighters B.J. Penn and Khabib Nurmagomedov have …read more

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(UPDATED) RDA Claims Khabib Will Fight Him If He Beats Makhachev

[UPDATE] Ali Abdelaziz, manager of both Khabib Nurmagomedov and Islam Makhachev, denies that Makhachev has agreed to fight dos Anjos as of yet. Makhachev would prefer to fight again in …read more

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Rafael dos Anjos wants to beat Islam Makhachev at UFC 267 and get the rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov

Rafael dos Anjos says he wants to beat Islam Makhachev at UFC 267 and then get the rematch with his teammate Khabib Nurmagomedov. Dos Anjos and Nurmagomedov fought back in …read more

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Islam Makhachev shares Khabib Nurmagomedov’s generosity | Video

Rising lightweight Islam Makhachev shined on Saturday in the UFC Vegas 31 main event defeating Thiago Moises by submission in the fourth round. With the win, Makhachev will move …read more

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Islam Makhachev Lauds Khabib’s Generosity During Camp: ‘He Doesn’t Take Money, Nothing’

It is no secret that Islam Makhachev has been tabbed as the heir apparent to Khabib Nurmagomedov in the UFC’s lightweight division. …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov outlines plan for Islam Makhachev to be named 2021 fighter of the year

Former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov outlined the plan for Islam Makhachev to be named the 2021 fighter of the year in MMA. Makhachev defeated Thiago Moises via fourth-round submission …read more

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Islam Makhachev focused on resolving mentor Khabib Nurmagomedov’s unfinished business following UFC Vegas 31

Islam Makhachev is hoping to resolve the unfinished business of his mentor Khabib Nurmagomedov following his win over Thiago Moises at UFC Vegas 31. Makhachev (20-1 MMA) and Moises (15-5 …read more

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Islam Makhachev wants to fight Tony Ferguson, prove he is not on Khabib Nurmagomedov's level

LAS VEGAS – Islam Makhachev wants to settle unfinished business.
The rising UFC lightweight contender is hoping to fight his teammate and mentor Khabib Nurmagomedov’s long-time nemesis, Tony Ferguson.  Makhachev (20-1 …read more

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Submission! Makhachev Catches Moises With RNC In The 4th

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Islam Makhachev has been getting hyped up as the next coming of Khabib Nurmagomedov, and while the 29 year old …read more

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Thiago Moises: Islam Makhachev ‘deserves this hype,’ but he’s not as good as Khabib Nurmagomedov

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Aside from a shocking counter that left him unconscious at UFC 192 in 2015, no one has been able to …read more

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Thiago Moisés Not Buying Islam Makhachev As “Khabib 2.0”

UFC lightweight Thiago Moisés doesn’t believe Islam Makhachev can be held in the same regard as Khabib Nurmagomedov in MMA. Moisés’ comments come ahead of his first UFC main event …read more

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Islam Makhachev would “maul” Charles Oliveira and “finish” Dustin Poirier, says Khabib Nurmagomedov

Islam Makhachev would “maul” Charles Oliveira and “finish” Dustin Poirier, says former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. Makhachev returns to the Octagon this Saturday night in the main event of …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov explains why he was the #1 pound for pound fighter and not Jon Jones: “I was mauling everybody”

Former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has explained why he believes he was the pound-for-pound king ahead of Jon Jones. While he may have retired almost a year ago now, …read more

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'Khabib plz stop 4 photo': Nurmagomedov fan standing with sign in blazing heat gets her wish

Although he’s retired from competition, former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov still brings out the most loyal fans.
In a video posted to UFC’s official Twitter and Instagram accounts on Wednesday, …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov says Dustin Poirier beats Conor McGregor 100 times out of 100 after he mauled him at UFC 264

Khabib Nurmagomedov believes Dustin Poirier mauled Conor McGregor at UFC 264 and says “The Diamond” would win 100 times out of 100. Poirier and McGregor had their highly-anticipated trilogy match …read more

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Khabib shot down Georges St-Pierre scrap

Former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov recently said in an interview with MMA Junkie’s John Morgan that Dana White recently offered him a fight against former UFC welterweight and middleweight …read more

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Khabib Was Better Than ‘Doping’ Jon Jones

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Somewhere in Albuquerque, a former champion laughs (again). Khabib Nurmagomedov was a better pound-for-pound fighter than …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov says he shares GOAT status with six other legendary fighters

Former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov says that he shares the GOAT status in MMA with six other legendary fighters. Nurmagomedov retired from mixed martial arts earlier this year, leaving …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov explains why Conor McGregor’s trash talk proved to be a big mistake in trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier

Khabib Nurmagomedov has taken the time to explain why he thinks Conor McGregor’s trash talk didn’t work against Dustin Poirier. Last Saturday night at UFC 264, McGregor fell to his …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov shares theory on what the UFC is “going to do” with Conor McGregor: “But both of them, I think he’s going to lose”

Former lightweight kingpin Khabib Nurmagomedov has a theory as to what Dana White and company are going to do with Conor McGregor following UFC 264. McGregor suffered his second consecutive …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov named best MMA fighter at ESPY awards

Former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov added to his trophy case as he was named the MMA fighter of the year at the ESPY awards. Nurmagomedov was up against UFC …read more

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Video: Khabib writes off Conor McGregor, breaks down Poirier vs. McGregor

In an extensive interview with ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov talked extensively about Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor 3 and how he doesn’t see a bright …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov doubts Conor McGregor returns to elite form: ‘This guy is finished’

In many ways, Khabib Nurmagomedov seems to believe that Conor McGregor’s best days are already behind him.
This past Saturday night at UFC 264, McGregor’s trilogy with Dustin Poirier ended after …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov believes “something superior” caused Conor McGregor’s leg to snap at UFC 264

Former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov believes that “something superior” caused Conor McGregor’s leg to snap at UFC 264. McGregor suffered the injury during his trilogy fight against Dustin Poirier …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov reveals that Dana White recently offered him fight with Georges St-Pierre

Khabib Nurmagomedov is officially retired — but that isn’t stopping Dana White from pestering the undefeated 29-0 lightweight legend. “The Eagle” recently revealed that despite his departure from MMA, the …read more

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Khabib: McGregor 'finished,' UFC should move on

Retired lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov sounded off on the recent drama surrounding Conor McGregor, telling ESPN his former rival will never return to the top of UFC, and the sport …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov confirms he declined recent Georges St-Pierre fight offer: 'Let this guy be a legend'

LAS VEGAS – Khabib Nurmagomedov is retired. He’s said it time and time again. However, UFC president Dana White’s persistence to persuade the former lightweight champion out of retirement has …read more

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Khabib Wins ESPY Award For ‘Best MMA Fighter’

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Former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov beat out UFC heavyweight kingpin Francis Ngannou, UFC two-division champion Amanda Nunes, and UFC …read more

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Former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov wins ESPY for best MMA fighter

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s final fight earned him an ESPY Award for best MMA fighter.
The undefeated former UFC lightweight champion notched his third title defense in October 2020 when he submitted Justin …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov Wins ESPY Award for Best MMA Fighter

While UFC 264 was garnering most of the attention in Las Vegas, Khabib Nurmagomedov was adding another award to his trophy case on the East Coast. …read more

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Khabib, Mayweather, & Jake Paul All Revel In McGregor’s UFC 264 Loss

There are three people who took great pleasure in watching Conor McGregor lose in the UFC 264 main event and each for very different reasons. Khabib Nurmagomedov, Floyd Mayweather, and …read more

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‘Good always defeats evil’ - Khabib reacts to Poirier’s win over McGregor

Former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov was delighted by Dustin Poirier’s win over Conor McGregor. | Photo By Thomas King/Sportsfile via Getty Images

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Khabib Nurmagomedov reacts to Poirier's TKO of McGregor: 'Good always defeats evil'

Khabib Nurmagomedov is happy Dustin Poirier prevailed over Conor McGregor at UFC 264.
Nurmagomedov, a former UFC lightweight champion, was keeping a close eye on the trilogy fight between his former …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov blasts ‘evil’ Conor McGregor following UFC 264 loss to Dustin Poirier

Former UFC lightweight kingpin Khabib Nurmagomedov blasted ‘evil’ Conor McGregor following the Irishman’s loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264. McGregor (22-6 MMA) and Poirier (27-7 MMA) collided in their …read more

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Mac Claims Taps Don’t Count, ‘Eagle’ Responds

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Hey, remember when Khabib Nurmagomedov strangled Conor McGregor into submission at UFC 229 to retain his lightweight title?
Yeah, that doesn’t count.
Neither …read more

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Dana White On Offering Khabib A Fight Yet Again: “I Can’t Help Myself”

Dana White can’t help but continue to entice Khabib Nurmagomedov out of retirement and back to the UFC. Khabib Nurmagomedov retired from the sport of MMA back in October last …read more

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Conor McGregor trolls Dustin Poirier by sharing Instagram DM from “The Diamond’s” wife

Conor McGregor is upping his trash talk for his trilogy match against Dustin Poirier. When McGregor returned at UFC 246 following his submission loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov, he was not …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov pens emotional statement one year after losing his father Abdulmanap

It has been twelve months since Khabib Nurmagomedov lost his father, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov. The 57-year-old, Abdulmanap, tragically passed away due to complications from Covid-19 on July 3, 2020. Khabib’s father …read more

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Fedor Emelianenko On Khabib’s Retirement: It’s Up To The Fighter

MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko has supported Khabib Nurmagomedov’s decision to retire from the sport while he was at the top. As 44-year-old Fedor prepares to enter the cage for his …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov reflects on death of father Abdulmanap one year later

It’s been one year since the death of Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov.
The Team Eagle coach and mentor died July 3, 2020, after complications from COVID-19. He was 57.
His death …read more

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Georges St-Pierre not optimistic about Khabib Nurmagomedov superfight: “We’re never going to see it, unfortunately”

Georges St-Pierre is not optimistic about a superfight with Khabib Nurmagomedov, saying that “we’re never going to see it, unfortunately.” St-Pierre and Nurmagomedov are both universally regarded as two of …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov on Aljamain Sterling’s title win over Petr Yan: “I don’t want to judge anyone, but I would not (want) things to be this way”

Former lightweight kingpin Khabib Nurmagomedov recently shared his thoughts on Aljamain Sterling’s bantamweight title win over Petr Yan at UFC 259. Sterling (20-3 MMA) captured the promotions bantamweight championship this …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov makes his prediction for McGregor-Poirier 3

Former UFC lightweight champion and former no. 1 ranked UFC men’s pound-for-pound fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov made his prediction for the trilogy bout between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor at UFC …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov makes his prediction for Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier 3

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Conor McGregor will try to make the necessary adjustments to avenge his previous loss to Dustin Poirier when they clash …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov says Kamaru Usman would beat Georges St-Pierre in 2021, but 2010 was a different story

Former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov says Kamaru Usman would beat Georges St-Pierre in 2021, but 2010 was a different story. Nurmagomedov recently sat down with UFC Russia for an …read more

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Khabib hoping Yan dethrones Sterling, ‘that’s the way it should be’

Aljamain Sterling after his DQ win over Petr Yan at UFC 259. | Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

Former UFC great Khabib Nurmagomedov didn’t like …read more

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Khabib: Dana is still asking me to make comeback but ‘I am really not interested’

Dana White confronts Khabib Nurmagomedov after his post-fight brawl with Conor McGregor following the UFC 229 main event at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas on Oct. 6, 2018. | Photo by …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov Gives Assessment of Dustin Poirier-Conor McGregor Trilogy

Former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has a pretty simple assessment when it comes to the third meeting between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor. …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov says Dana White and the UFC still want him to fight again

Former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov says UFC president Dana White and co. still want him to fight in the Octagon again. Nurmagomedov first revealed his intentions to retire from …read more

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Khabib Says Dana White & UFC Still Haven’t Given Up On His UFC Return

Dana White has still not given up on trying to entice Khabib Nurmagomedov back to the Octagon. Nurmagomedov retired from MMA undefeated as the undisputed UFC lightweight champion after defending his belt …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov reveals how retirement is like he ‘just released myself from this prison in a way’

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There’s a lot about fighting that Khabib Nurmagomedov misses, but at the same time, the former UFC lightweight champion was also …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov makes prediction for Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier 3 at UFC 264

Khabib Nurmagomedov has given his prediction for the trilogy bout between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier. McGregor and Poirier fought back in January where Poirier exacted his revenge with a …read more

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Khabib: McGregor Has One Round To Beat Poirier

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Former UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov says Conor McGregor has five minutes to beat Dustin Poirier before …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov gives prediction for Poirier vs. McGregor 3

Khabib Nurmagomedov is interviewed by Joe Rogan following his dominant victory over Edson Barboza in the UFC 219 co-main event at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. | Photo by …read more

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Henry Cejudo responds after Khabib Nurmagomedov jokes that Hasbulla is going to kill him

Henry Cejudo has issued an amusing response after Khabib Nurmagomedov jokingly suggested Hasbulla Magomedov was going to kill him. For those of you who don’t know, Hasbulla, also known as …read more

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ESPYS ‘Best MMA Fighter’ nominees announced, see Francis Ngannou’s reaction

The nominees for the “Best MMA Fighter” for the 2021 ESPYS have been announced.

Former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is one of the four fighters up for the award, and …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov teams up with Jacob & Co for new ‘Khabib watch collection’

Khabib Nurmagomedov has expanded his business horizons even further by teaming up with Jacob & Co for a new watch collection. Some close up images of one of the watches, …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov reaffirms decision to retire: “I have no desire to come back and I don’t think I ever will”

UFC legend Khabib Nurmagomedov reaffirmed his decision to retire, saying that “I have no desire to come back and I don’t think I ever will.” Nurmagomedov first revealed his intentions …read more

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2021 ESPYS: Vote for Best MMA Fighter

Amanda Nunes, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Rose Namajunas or Francis Ngannou? Who do you think should win the 2021 ESPY for Best MMA Fighter? Cast your vote today. …read more

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2021 ESPYS: Vote for Best MMA Fighter

Amanda Nunes, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Rose Namajunas or Francis Ngannou? Who do you think should win the 2021 ESPY for Best MMA Fighter? Cast your vote today. …read more

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2021 ESPYS: Vote for Best MMA Fighter

Amanda Nunes, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Rose Namajunas or Francis Ngannou? Who do you think should win the 2021 ESPY for Best MMA Fighter? Cast your vote today. …read more

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Khabib eyeing football career after getting offers from clubs

Retired former UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov could be playing professional football in the future. | Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC

Khabib Nurmagomedov: Future football star? …read more

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Justin Gaethje refutes rumor that he’s considering retirement

Justin Gaethje has refuted any rumors that he’s considering walking away from the UFC and mixed martial arts. After Gaethje suffered a submission loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov for the lightweight …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov reveals he is considering a move to football after receiving offers from “a lot of clubs”

Former UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has revealed that he is contemplating a move over to association football. After his win over Justin Gaethje last year, Khabib officially retired from mixed …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov Makes A Prediction About The LW Title Picture

After Charles Oliveira captured the UFC title at UFC 262, former champion Khabib Nurmagomedov believes his training partner will take the title and hold on to it. The former 155lbs …read more

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Video: 24-year-old Khabib Nurmagomedov called his perfect career ending to a tee

Looking back, it’s no surprise that Khabib Nurmagomedov retired as an undefeated, undisputed UFC champion in his prime.
Known for his accurate fight predictions like when he went 5-0 for the …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov happy to see Charles Oliveira as champion, says it would have “been sad” had Michael Chandler won

Former UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has said he’s happy to see Charles Oliveira hold the gold at 155 pounds. After retiring from mixed martial arts last year, Khabib left the …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov glad Charles Oliveira is UFC champion: 'It'd be sad if Chandler won'

Khabib Nurmagomedov is happy that Charles Oliveira was the next heir to his throne.
After Nurmagomedov retired and vacated his UFC lightweight title, Oliveira faced former three-time Bellator champion Michael Chandler …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov believes Dustin Poirier will be UFC lightweight champion within the year

Former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov believes that former rival Dustin Poirier will be crowned the new champion within a year. Nurmagomedov was the best lightweight fighter in the sport …read more

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