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

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

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

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

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

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‘Muslim Brothers’ Khabib And Khamzat On Good Terms

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

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Gaethje plans to finish Chandler ‘as violently as possible’

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Benson Henderson touts BJ Penn as GOAT lightweight over Khabib Nurmagomedov

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

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Khabib Isn’t The All-Time Or Lightweight GOAT

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

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Valentina Shevchenko Is The ‘Michael Jordan’ Of UFC

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

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Khabib & Shevchenko Identify A Similar Pattern In Their Victims

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Khabib Nurmagomedov Stands Behind Controversial Ring-Girl Statements

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

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

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

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

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Khabib Nurmagomedov believes Islam Makhachev ‘mauls’ Dan Hooker: ‘Only thing he has is a lucky punch’

Khabib Nurmagomedov believes the only way Dan Hooker beats Islam Makhachev is by a lucky punch. Makhachev is a pupil of Nurmagomedov and was supposed to fight Rafael dos Anjos …read more

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Khabib’s Resume Doesn’t ‘Stack Up’ To Jones, GSP Or Silva

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Michael Bisping argues Khabib Nurmagomedov stopped short of G.O.A.T status. Khabib Nurmagomedov …read more

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Michael Bisping explains how Khabib Nurmagomedov took himself out of the MMA GOAT conversation

Michael Bisping explained how former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov took himself out of the MMA GOAT conversation. Nurmagomedov is considered one of the greatest MMA fighters of all time …read more

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Crazed Fan Rushes Khabib

Nurmagomedov didn’t even bat an eyelash. Former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov was in the United Kingdom last weekend making a number of public appearances. In addition to his stint …read more

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Video: Khabib visits home of the Red Devils

Former UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in Antalya, Turkey. | Photo by Mustafa Kurt/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Khabib nurmagomedov has been in England for the …read more

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Video | Audience member leaps on stage to attack Khabib Nurmagomedov

An audience member leaped on stage to try and attack former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov during a recent speaking engagement. Nurmagomedov is retired from MMA but he has been …read more

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Dan Hooker explains why beating Islam Makhachev is the only opportunity to show “what would have happened if you got in there with Khabib”

UFC lightweight Dan Hooker has explained why getting a win over Islam Makhachev is the best way to show how he would’ve fared against Khabib Nurmagomedov. Just weeks after beating …read more

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Video: Georges St-Pierre surprises Khabib Nurmagomedov on stage at Arnold Sports Festival

Former UFC champs Georges St-Pierre and Khabib Nurmagomedov went face-to-face over the weekend during a fun surprise in the United Kingdom.
Nurmagomedov, who retired almost a year ago with as lightweight …read more

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Dan Hooker: Beating Islam Makhachev is ‘next best thing’ to beating Khabib Nurmagomedov

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Even in retirement, Khabib Nurmagomedov still casts a rather large shadow over the UFC lightweight division thanks to …read more

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[ARCHIVES] Sonnen Not Buying Narrative On Khabib vs McGregor

[ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED OCTOBER 3, 2018, 4:22 PM]
Chael Sonnen isn’t sold on a narrative that has been told many times ahead of UFC 229.
Khabib Nurmagomedov will defend his Ultimate Fighting Championship …read more

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Video: GSP hits Khabib with a sneak attack

Georges St-Pierre sneaks up on Khabib Nurmagomedov at an event in the UK. | UFC on BT Sport/Twitter

Georges St-Pierre launched a surprise attack on …read more

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[ARCHIVES] Khabib Vows to Ruin UFC’s Plans With UFC 229 Win

On This Day Three Years Ago…
[ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED OCTOBER 2, 2018, 11:00 AM]
UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov fully understands the situation that he is stepping into when he fights the former …read more

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Closest We’ll Ever Get To GSP Vs Khabib

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and ex-lightweight titleholder Khabib Nurmagomedov were in talks for a potential super fight; however, like the oft-teased dream matchup between St-Pierre …read more

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Watch Georges St-Pierre sneak up on Khabib Nurmagomedov for a cool moment

Georges St-Pierre might be the only man to ever take Khabib Nurmagomedov’s back.
Well, not exactly, but St-Pierre (26-2 MMA, 20-2 UFC) did surprise Nurmagomedov (29-0 MMA, 13-0 UFC) during his …read more

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Valentina Shevchenko responds to Khabib Nurmagomedov, defends ring card girls

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UFC flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko went out of her way to interact with the ring card girls working …read more

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Valentina Shevchenko fires back at Khabib Nurmagomedov for suggesting that rings girls are useless in MMA

UFC women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko fired back at Khabib Nurmagomedov for suggesting that rings girls are useless in MMA. Nurmagomedov recently had some choice comments to make regarding the …read more

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Fedor Shares His Thoughts On Khabib’s Ring Girls Comments

Fedor has voiced his opinion regarding Khabib’s recent comments directed at MMA ring girls.

The recently retired Khabib Nurmagomedov has come under fire following the controversial comments he made targeting “unnecessary” …read more

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Fedor Wants UFC Girls To ‘Dress Decent’

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Former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov recently found himself in hot water for telling the combat …read more

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Valentina Shevchenko defends UFC ring card girls following comments by Khabib Nurmagomedov

UFC women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko defended the UFC ring card girls following the comments by Khabib Nurmagomedov. Nurmagomedov recently had some negative things to say about MMA ring card …read more

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Shevchenko claps back at Khabib over ring girl comments

Valentina Shevchenko weighing in for UFC 261. | Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC

The UFC flyweight champion took umbrage with Khabib Nurmagomedov’s trashing of ring …read more

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‘No matter what I did’ it’d be hard to beat Khabib - Gaethje gives honest realization

Justin Gaethje takes a punch from Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 254. | Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

Justin Gaethje spoke candidly about …read more

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Valentina Shevchenko: Khabib’s Ring Girls Comments Were “So Bad”

UFC flyweight champ Valentina Shevchenko has hit back at Khabib Nurmagomedov for his recent comments about ring girls in combat sports. Khabib made headlines last month after he expressed his …read more

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Dan Hooker Believes Khabib’s Record & Résumé Will Never Be Duplicated

UFC lightweight Dan Hooker doesn’t believe anyone will be able to replicate the success of Khabib Nurmagomedov inside the Octagon. Khabib is widely regarded as one of the greatest fighters …read more

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Morning Report: B.J. Penn weighs in on Khabib Nurmagomedov’s GOAT status: ‘He did not fight bigger opponents in higher weight classes’

Greatest of All Time discussions in MMA inevitably lead to disagreements, especially when talking about the weight classes where there are multiple people vying for that title. Take lightweight, for …read more

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Russian boxer fires back at Khabib’s ring girl comments: Leave the sexism in the Dagestani mountains

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Russian boxer Angelina Semenova is the latest to criticize former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov’s “old-fashioned mindset” …read more

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Khabib Ducked Usman Because Of Limited Jiu-Jitsu Skills

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B.J. Penn knows exactly why Khabib Nurmagomedov never fought fellow UFC champion Kamaru Usman. B.J. Penn has …read more

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BJ Penn shares theory as to why Khabib Nurmagomedov would not fight Kamaru Usman

UFC legend BJ Penn shared his theory as to why former lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov would not fight welterweight kingpin Kamaru Usman. Penn was once considered the greatest lightweight in …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov Debunks A Pair Of Recent Stories About Him

Khabib Nurmagomedov has debunked a pair of rumors about him that have recently circulated the web. Two weeks ago, a Twitter user posted a video of Khabib Nurmagomedov that has …read more

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Arianny Celeste fires back at Khabib Nurmagomedov over ‘useless’ ring girl comments

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Arianny Celeste is one of the most well-recognized faces in the UFC and she has …read more

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BJ Penn Thinks Khabib Walked Away Too Soon & Was Afraid To Lose

UFC Hall of Famer BJ Penn has implied that he believes Khabib was afraid to lose when he decided to walk away from the sport last year. Khabib Nurmagomedov surprisingly …read more

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Dan Hardy’s Mt. Rushmore Of European MMA

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UFC alum Dan Hardy names his four pillars of European MMA, from Conor McGregor to Khabib Nurmagomedov. Former Ultimate Fighting Championship …read more

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Was BJ Penn Better Than Khabib?

Who was the greatest UFC lightweight of all time? | BJ Penn photo by Buda Mendes/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images (L). Khabib Nurmagomedov photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty …read more

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Arianny Celeste Responds To Khabib’s Comments, “You Will Respect Me”

Longtime UFC ring girl Arianny Celeste has issued a lengthy response to Khabib Nurmagomedov’s controversial statement that ring girls are “useless.” Khabib Nurmagomedov recently argued that ring girls serve absolutely …read more

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BJ Penn shares his take on MMA’s lightweight GOAT, believes Khabib Nurmagomedov walked away too early

UFC legend BJ Penn shared his take on MMA’s lightweight GOAT, saying that he believes Khabib Nurmagomedov walked away too early. Many fans would consider Nurmagomedov the No. 1 lightweight …read more

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Nate Diaz weighs in on Khabib Nurmagomedov’s controversial ring girl comment

There could not be two polar opposite fighters than former UFC lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov and perennial fan-favorite Nate Diaz. One is a staunch Muslim, highly conservative and proudly religious …read more

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Nate Diaz and Arianny Celeste respond to Khabib Nurmagomedov’s ring girl comments

UFC star Nate Diaz and Octagon girl Arianny Celeste have addressed the recent ring girl comments made by Khabib Nurmagomedov. ‘The Eagle’ had recently made headlines when he dubbed ring …read more

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Paddy Pimblett explains why he dubbed Khabib Nurmagomedov the “Karen of MMA”

Former Cage Warriors star and new UFC fighter Paddy Pimblett explained why he dubbed Khabib Nurmagomedov the “Karen of MMA.” Pimblett had an exceptional UFC debut on Saturday afternoon in …read more

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Khabib Nurmagomedov reveals his choice for second best lightweight fighter of all-time

Khabib Nurmagomedov has shared his thoughts on which UFC fighter should be considered the second best lightweight of all-time. The UFC’s former lightweight kingpin, Nurmagomedov (29-0 MMA), finished his illustrious …read more

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GSP Explains Wanting To Fight Khabib But Not Kamaru Usman

Georges St-Pierre has revealed why he pursued a bout with Khabib Nurmagomedov but not Kamaru Usman. St-Pierre’s legacy inside the Octagon has been cemented. He is considered to be one …read more

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Justin Gaethje explains why he’s had such a long layoff

Justin Gaethje is ranked no. 2 in the UFC’s lightweight division but hasn’t fought since losing to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 254 in October 2020. Gaethje is scheduled to …read more

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Justin Gaethje campaigned for Max Holloway fight before Michael Chandler scrap came to fruition

Justin Gaethje wanted to fight Max Holloway and had hoped he would move up to lightweight again. After Gaethje was submitted by Khabib Nurmagomedov for the lightweight strap last October, …read more

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Conor McGregor and Brittney Palmer poke fun at Khabib Nurmagomedov for ring girl comments

Former UFC two-division champion Conor McGregor and Octagon girl Brittney Palmer poked fun at Khabib Nurmagomedov over his recent ring girls comments. Last week ‘The Eagle’ made headlines when he …read more

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Justin Gaethje: Lightweight division became 'laughing stock of the UFC' after Khabib retired

Justin Gaethje is of the opinion that the lightweight division has lost its legitimacy since Khabib Nurmagomedov retired.
Nurmagomedov hung up his gloves after submitting Gaethje (22-3 MMA, 5-3 UFC) to …read more

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Adriano Martins: Pressure and Judo Are the Keys to Defeating Islam Makhachev

Touted by American Kickboxing Academy training partners Khabib Nurmagomedov and Daniel Cormier as the future king of UFC lightweight division, Islam Makhachev has only one loss among his 21 professional …read more

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Nate Diaz claims Khabib and Poirier are scared to fight, spawns online feud with Conor McGregor

Nate Diaz has taken shots at Khabib Nurmagomedov, Dustin Poirier, and Conor McGregor on social media on Tuesday. Diaz took to Twitter and blasted Nurmagomedov and Poirier for being scared …read more

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[ARCHIVES] Iaquinta Says Kevin Lee May Be Even Tougher Than Khabib

[ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED NOVEMBER 11, 2018, 3:53 PM] Al Iaquinta believes Kevin Lee could prove to be tougher than Khabib Nurmagomedov. Iaquinta has been inside the Octagon with both Lee and …read more

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Bisping tells Khabib, ‘nobody goes for the ring girls, that’s not how it works’

Michael Bisping, on commentary duty for UFC on ESPN: Woodley vs. Burns. | Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

Michael Bisping thinks Khabib Nurmagomedov was wrong …read more

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Michael Bisping Weighs In On Khabib’s Comments On Ring Girls

Michael Bisping has given his take on Khabib Nurmagomedov’s comments on ring girls. Khabib turned some heads when he expressed his belief that ring girls are the most useless people …read more

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