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Khabib Nurmagomedov beats Dustin Poirier, stays unbeaten at UFC 242

Khabib Nurmagomedov beats Dustin Poirier, stays unbeaten at UFC 242”

"Tony Ferguson gets the next shot and obviously if for whatever reason Tony can't take the fight or doesn't want the fight at that time, then we would figure out what would be next", White said, via MMA Junkie. UFC can do this; I am going to do this. He also has great jiu jitsu, so this could potentially turn into a fight where Poirier's jiu jitsu is up against Nurmagomedov's wrestling.

After defeating Conor McGregor in the biggest UFC fight of all time, Khabib Nurmagomedov is now a bonafide superstar in his own right and is hoping to add to that ideal undefeated record of his.

And don't worry if you want to grab the PPV but are going to be outside the United States when it's on.

"Mixed martial arts is a sport based on mutual respect between opponents, and I was undoubtedly exposed to a lot of pressure recently, so I need to rest for a while before I resume training and fighting". It doesn't matter - tomorrow, when the cage closes, I'm going to fight.

You can tune in to watch the coverage with the the main card for UFC 242 starting at 2pm ET, 11am PT (so 7pm BST or 4am AEST).

Asked about his next opponent, he said he needed a couple of days off and welcomed the prospect of facing American Tony Ferguson, who has won his past 12 fights.

The UFC's lightweight pound-for-pound king hadn't fought in the 11 months since he punctuated his star-making victory over Conor McGregor at UFC 229 in Las Vegas by scaling the fence and jumping into the crowd to fight McGregor's entourage.

Ferguson vs. Nurmagomedov has been the ultimate cursed UFC fight, first being planned for "The Ultimate Fighter 22" finale in December 2015 only to be canceled when Nurmagomedov suffered an injury.

Now Nurmagomedov's old foe is calling for a rematch.

"Dustin Poirier is one of the best in the world".

"What's the difference between champions and just fighters? I have an opportunity for greatness, and I'm approaching it that way". He also declared that he would like to fight Georges St Pierre in his return match (if he returned) in a charity bout stationed in Africa.

Last time the pair met the fight ended in chaos and controversy when Nurmagomedov left the ring and tried to get to one of McGregor's entourage, Dillon Danis, while several of Nurmagomedov's team invaded the octagon to attack McGregor. You know with this [expletive] guy, I had a lot of insane stuff.

"MMA is about respect, this is what we showed tonight". I want to forget all that.

Edson Barboza (20-8 MMA, 14-8 UFC) fell to 1-4 in his past five fights dating back to December 2017.



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