Khabib Nurmagomedov will probably go down in history as one of the greatest fighters in MMA. He is the current UFC lightweight champion. Nurmagomedov is the only fighter in the history of MMA, to go undefeated in more than 25 fights. He currently has 28 wins and 28 appearances inside the octagon. While the list of fighters willing to fight Khabib and make a quick pay day might be a lot, however it will only be possible at 155 pounds. Nurmagomedov wants to remain at the lightweight division, and has no plans of jumping waits. And that’s according to coach Javier who shared interesting details in a fan question session.
Khabib has no plans to jump weights like Conor McGregor
Khabib Nurmagomedov has no plans of jumping weight class. However, it eliminates a lot of interesting match-ups at the welterweight division. coach Javier Mendez was asked about Khabib Nurmagomedov and his thoughts on a potential match against Jorge Masvidal. Here’s what he had to say.
“165 absolutely not. Khabib has been very adamant about he is a 155-er. He is not looking for new challenges, jump up in weight. He fights at 155. So, if for whatever reasons UFC offers Georges at some point at 155. I am sure, it would be good for both of them. But it will be at 155.”
Coach Javier Mendez claimed that Khabib wants to stay at the lightweight division, and has no interest in jumping weights. However, it’s highly unlikely that Georges St-Pierre will agree to a match at 155. but not impossible. St-Pierre is a former welterweight champion, and made a one match return for the middleweight championship. St-Pierre and Khabib is a big money fight and an incredible fighting game between two of the best wrestlers in MMA.
Both the fighters are known for their exceptional ground game. St-Pierre has lost twice inside the octagon, redeeming both his loses by finishing his opponents. Khabib remains undefeated, but has a tough challenge in front of him by the name Tony Ferguson at UFC 249.
What’s next for Khabib Nurmagomedov?
Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson will headline UFC 249 inside Barclays Centre for the UFC lightweight championship. Tony Ferguson is the former interim champion, and will look to finally get his hands on the championship belt. Both the fighters are currently enjoying a 13 fight win streak, however, one of them will finally taste defeat. The stakes are high, and UFC 249 is destined to be a blockbuster night for fighting.
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