Khabib, who has won all 28 of his professional fights, beat Dustin Poirier at UFC 242 last September in his most recent bout to defend the lightweight title. set to unify his title against interim champion Justin Gaethje in September. I don’t want to underestimate him. See today's front and back pages, download the newspaper,
1 year ago. Despite promoter White revealing Gaethje will challenge champion Khabib, McGregor is adamant the Russian will "bottle" out of the defence, opening the door for him to fight for the title instead. ", MORE: Tony Ferguson mocks Khabib, McGregor for quarantine absence. In his absence, Gaethje fought and beat Ferguson to set up a mouth watering clash with Khabib.
Nurmagomedov continued: “I don’t think [retirement after this fight]. Comments are subject to our community guidelines, which can be viewed, UFC president Dana White will hold a matchmaking meeting today, with Conor McGregor's next move sure to be discussed, Nate Diaz and McGregor have won win each ahead of their trilogy, Masvidal is open to facing McGregor in a super-fight, Interim lightweight champion Justin Gaethje is set to fight Khabib next, Khabib seems unwilling to face McGregor until he earns his way back to a title shot, McGregor beat Dustin Poirier at featherweight in 2014, Conor McGregor releases never-before-seen footage of his final spar before beating Donald Cerrone on his UFC comeback, UFC president Dana White will hold a matchmaking meeting today. He say has very big things after this fight for me. The event will have a six-fight main card, and will take place in the afternoon in North America so the European crowd can watch Khabib in prime time. If the fight - which McGregor already predicted will not happen - goes ahead, the 31-year-old Irishman will have to go down another route before he can challenge the winner. Masvidal has made it clear he wants to face McGregor, who stands to earn more money should he stay at welterweight, and White recently confirmed his interest in the fight should the duo agree terms. Dana White - "Khabib will return in fall and face the winner of Ferguson v Gaethje."
Express. He follow his dream. Another super-fight available for McGregor is Masvidal - who won the 'Baddest Mother F***er' belt against Diaz last November.
Khabib Nurmagomedov next fight: When is it? "He’s been great to the company, he’s been great for the sport, and, I like Khabib Nurmagomedov a lot. He just beat a very tough opponent.
Should the 31-year-old be unable to face Gaethje, 33, The Notorious is no doubt the UFC's back up choice to instead fight for the gold. Also Read l Khabib next fight: Dana willing to book Khabib vs Ferguson for 6th time, but scared it could fall apart. Pogba 'interested' in Barca move as skint LaLiga side eye free transfer, Rooney in line for Derby job as Rams chiefs lose patience with manager Cocu, Reece James sent off AFTER final whistle on England debut in Denmark loss, England fans call on FA to axe Southgate for Wenger after Denmark defeat, Harry Maguire sent off as dismal Three Lions crash to defeat at Wembley, ©News Group Newspapers Limited in England No.
Gaethje was in talks to meet McGregor this summer, until he filled in on late notice to beat Ferguson at UFC 249. The American had sent several online barbs to McGregor - which the Irish southpaw later responded to in an irate tweet, threatening to "butcher" his rival. Masvidal has made it clear he wants to face McGregor. The legendary lightweight champion was due to defend his belt against Tony Ferguson at UFC 249, but was forced to pull out amid the problems surrounding coronavirus. UFC chief White recently admitted that McGregor’s recent social media tirade, where he leaked their private messages, cost him a chance of a big-money rematch with Khabib. Khabib Nurmagomedov decisively beat Conor McGregor in late 2018, but McGregor is still a great fighter and he’s still hungry to fight again.From a sports perspective, there’s not a good reason to see this rematch since McGregor hasn’t earned another title shot, but he’s still McGregor. He’s very hungry. Again, we will see how this all plays out. The event will have a six-fight main card, and will take place in the afternoon in North America so the European crowd can watch Khabib in prime time. But the rematch is unlikely to take place until fans are allowed to attend events again, with the UFC due to lose a substantial amount of revenue without ticket sales. Their history and bad blood makes for a mega-money fight, while also giving McGregor the chance to earn put himself at the centre of another blockbuster event, opposed to another normal ranked challenger.
Nurmagomedov encouraged Ferguson to fight his teammate Islam Makhachev (18-1) next week at UFC 254. Khabib Nurmagomedov will face Justin Gaethje in a UFC lightweight unification fight on October 24, Dana White has confirmed.
With several names at both lightweight and welterweight, he is not short of options for his anticipated UFC return, as SunSport assess what could be next for The Notorious. But, the Gaethje fight is absolutely, positively the next fight for him.”. White said Khabib has had a difficult time since the Russian lost his father Abdulmanap to complications following a COVID-19 infection. Khabib will take on Gaethje at UFC 254 on October 24. The co-main event was expected to see Dustin Poirier and Tony Ferguson facing off. 28-0-0 (W-L-D), AKA (American Kickboxing Academy) San Jose. The fight is due to take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on April 18, while there have been rumours his next fight could be his last. However that never came together, so we’ll get a middleweight top contender bout in its place. Should McGregor need a win against another lightweight challenger before fighting for the belt, Poirier acts as the perfect opponent.
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"Khabib versus Gaethje, October 24.
Meaning should Gaethje be unable to challenge Nurmagomedov in September, and The Notorious is willing to step right into a rematch, the anticipated second fight is sure to happen. Behind-the-scenes access & Fan only fights every month. newspaper archive. Dana White has promised Khabib Nurmagomedov ‘something special’ after Justin Gaethje bout… but it won’t be Conor McGregor fight.
White also praised Khabib in his interview with ESPN. But I told him, please keep this, after fight we’re going to talk. White did not tell CNN where the new fight would be located.
That was it.”. “I don’t know," White said. “I love competition. News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Diaz lost his last fight against Jorge Masvidal via a cut. The event will have a six-fight main card, and will take place in the afternoon in North America so the European crowd can watch Khabib in prime time. I don’t know. The MMA leader's next pay-per-view event, which brings to a close their second stint on 'Fight Island', will take place a week on Saturday and will see Khabib Nurmagomedov defend his lightweight title against interim 155lb champion Justin Gaethje. Unfortunately for the Dagestani hero, money talks, and McGregor brings in the richest revenue for the UFC.
Updated 1310 GMT (2110 HKT) July 28, 2020 (CNN) Khabib Nurmagomedov will return to the Octagon in October to fight Justin Gaethje, according to Dana White.
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