The lightweight division of the UFC is stacked up at the moment. With so many top contenders on the surge, everybody is looking for their shot at the gold. The champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is yet to announce a clear decision on his fighting future. Dana White told The Schmo in the UFC 256 post-fight press conference that he will be meeting the Russian next month.
The UFC President said, “Yeah, I’ll meet with him next month. It actually all lines up perfectly. Conor’s gonna fight, that same weight, with Poirier. We’re talking about Chandler fighting. This fight happened tonight. Then I meet with Khabib next month and we’ll figure out what’s going on.”
White’s meeting with ‘The Eagle’ will provide fans some clarity on the state of the lightweight division’s next challenger or challengers.
The division is currently full of contenders. Conor McGregor is set to fight Dustin Poirier at UFC 257. Michael Chandler is expected to make his UFC debut soon, probably against Justin Gaethje. Charles Oliveira has surged as a top contender after a dominating win over Tony Ferguson.
Tony Ferguson lost a unanimous decision against Charles Oliveira in the co-main event of UFC…
Khabib Nurmagomedov announced retirement after UFC 254
Khabib Nurmagomedov defended his belt against Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 and announced retirement at the post-fight interview. “The Eagle” lost his father due to coronavirus earlier this year. He said that he swore on his father’s grave about retiring and would only come back if his mother allows him to.
Nurmagomedov’s father’s dream was to see his son reach 30-0 as a professional. So, that might be a factor to lure the Russian back into competition.
Conor McGregor has been looking to get his rematch against Nurmagomedov since their first fight. A rematch of the biggest fight in UFC history is certainly a possibility, provided McGregor gets past Poirier in January.
But it all depends on whether Khabib Nurmagomedov actually wants to continue his fighting career or not. What decision do you think he will take? Will we see Nurmagomedov in the octagon ever again?
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