Khabib Nurmagomedov News

Jan 14, 2017 9:08 am

Dillon Danis’ bold prediction for potential McGregor Nurmagomedov fight

After Conor McGregor captured the UFC lightweight championship at UFC 205 by defeating Eddie Alvarez in a brilliant performance that resulted in a 2nd round TKO loss for Alvarez, all signs pointed to Khabib Nurmagomedov receiving the next lightweight title shot after his dominant 3rd round submission win over Michael Johnson. Following the event, McGregor...

Jan 13, 2017 8:08 pm

MMA community reacts to news of Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson

Thursday evening, news surfaced that top ranked lightweights Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson would be stepping into the Octagon at UFC 209 on March 4th for a highly anticipated showdown for the interim lightweight title. The announcement came after a period of speculation, where it appeared as though Ferguson would not be taking the bout....

Jan 13, 2017 12:08 pm

Odds open with Khabib Nurmagomedov as heavy favorite over Tony Ferguson

Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson’s long discussed interim lightweight title fight is finally official. The two dynamic lightweights will collide in the co-main event of UFC 209 on March 4 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Now that this anticipated scrap is official for the March card, the opening odds for it have been released – and...

Jan 12, 2017 5:19 pm

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson official for UFC 209

After a period of much uncertainty, it has now been officially confirmed that lightweight #1 contender Khabib Nurmagomedov and #2 ranked lightweight Tony Ferguson will step into the Octagon at UFC 209 in a highly anticipated fight for the interim UFC lightweight championship. Following Conor McGregor‘s dominant UFC 205 win over Eddie Alvarez back in...


Jan 10, 2017 1:10 pm

Tony Ferguson hints at Khabib Nurmagomedov fight, visited by USADA

The ongoing saga between Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov continues in early 2017! Following Conor McGregor’s dominant win over Eddie Alvarez to claim the UFC welterweight championship at UFC 205 in 2016, there was much talk of a potential fight between #1 contender Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson for the interim UFC lightweight championship. While...

Jan 9, 2017 8:39 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov questions Tony Ferguson’s confidence, gets dissed in return

Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov are now set to battle for the UFC interim lightweight title at UFC 209 – but don’t expect that fact to put an end to their trash talk. Just as they did throughout the negotiation process for this bout, Ferguson and Nurmagomedov are taking every possible opportunity to roast each other...

Jan 8, 2017 8:42 am

BREAKING: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson set for UFC 209

In a surprising turn of events, after Tony Ferguson revealed via social media several weeks ago that he would be holding out on signing his next fight contract until he received more money from the UFC, it now appears as though ‘El Cucuy’ will be returning to the Octagon sooner rather than later. Following a...

Jan 7, 2017 3:12 pm

Khabib Nurmagomedov starts UFC 209 training camp for unnamed opponent

UFC lightweight #1 contender Khabib Nurmagomedov has been eagerly attempting to secure a fight for early 2017 before he takes a month off in observance of Ramadan. Unfortunately for ‘The Eagle’, while he was looking to secure an interim lightweight title fight with Tony Ferguson, Ferguson revealed several weeks ago that he planned to hold...

Jan 4, 2017 8:46 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov wants Conor McGregor in Russia

Top ranked lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov has been on a tear of the UFC’s lightweight division 8-0 since joining the promotion in 2012. Unfortunately after defeating Rafael dos Anjos in 2014, Nurmagomedov was sidelined for the next two years with injuries. In early 2016, ‘The Eagle’ was set to make his highly anticipated return to the...

Jan 3, 2017 6:13 am

Tony Ferguson turns down Khabib Nurmagomedov’s $200K offer

With lightweight champion Conor McGregor currently taking a break from competition, the lightweight limelight is shining on two men. Those two men are undefeated Dagestan native Khabib Nurmagomedov, and streaking Californian Tony Ferguson. The two talented lightweights have long been rumored to fight while McGregor takes his hiatus – perhaps even for an interim title....

Jan 2, 2017 12:31 pm

Tony Ferguson explains why he wants more money: I have a contract but I’ve outperformed that contract

With champion Conor McGregor currently enjoying a break from competition, the biggest story in the lightweight division is the ongoing rivalry between top contenders Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov, and their long-rumored interim title fight. Unfortunately, negotiations for this highly hyped showdown have recently reached a standstill, as Ferguson has said he won’t accept the...

Jan 2, 2017 9:51 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov offers to pay Tony Ferguson to accept fight

With UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor currently taking a hiatus from competition to father his first child, the lightweight limelight is shining on two men: Dagestan’s Khabib Nurmagomedov, and California’s Tony Ferguson. Under normal circumstances, either man could easily be argued to be deserving of the next shot at the lightweight title. Because the champion is...

Dec 29, 2016 4:11 pm

Khabib Nurmagomedov sends a message to the UFC and Conor McGregor

Earlier this afternoon top UFC lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov took to his Instagram where he posted a photo along with a message directed at the Ultimate Fighting Championship and the promotions current lightweight champion Conor McGregor. This message to @UFC : It is clear to everyone that you hiding Conor from me. But stop lying...

Dec 28, 2016 2:46 pm

Dana White explains why Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson is not happening

Earlier this month, reports began to surface that Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson would be fighting for the interim UFC lightweight champion. The pair traded barbs on social media, with both men stating that the ball was in the other’s court. Ultimately, Ferguson revealed that he would be holding out for more money from the...

Dec 27, 2016 9:47 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s manager’s bold claim for Conor McGregor

Since his dominant UFC 205 win over Michael Johnson, top ranked UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov has been looking for a fight with lightweight champion Conor McGregor. While it was initially reported that McGregor would be sidelined for 10 months due to the upcoming birth of his firstborn child, the ‘champ champ’ recently stated that he...

Dec 26, 2016 6:23 am

Nurmagomedov manager: reports of finalized UFC 209 bout with Ferguson “100% not true”

November was an incredible month for the UFC lightweight division. The most important moment of the month, of course, was Conor McGregor’s title-winning destruction of Eddie Alvarez. That said, the month also included huge wins from top contenders Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov, who defeated top-flight foes in Rafael Dos Anjos and Michael Johnson respectively. Under...

Dec 23, 2016 11:37 am

Dana White drops bombshell regarding Conor McGregor’s first potential title defense

Since Conor McGregor won the UFC lightweight championship by TKOing Eddie Alvarez in the main event of UFC 205 back in November, there has been much talk regarding who McGregor will face next as he will have to defend his lightweight title. With that being said, McGregor revealed at the UFC 205 post-fight press conference...

Dec 23, 2016 9:28 am

Fedor Emelianenko weighs-in on Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor

Last month at UFC 205, Khabib Nurmedomedov cemented his place as the lightweight #1 contender when he picked up a horrifically dominant win over Michael Johnson. Nurmagomedov used his grappling skills to repeatedly take Johnson down, and land countless elbows, complete with trash talk to Johnson mid-fight, and a conversation with UFC President Dana White...

Dec 22, 2016 9:12 am

Jose Aldo gives update on interim lightweight title fight

Earlier this month, recently promoted UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo revealed that not only was he going to be moving up to lightweight, he would be competing for the interim featherweight championship. While this is likely due to Aldo’s desire to avenge his 13 second KO loss to Conor McGregor, it was also revealed this...

Dec 21, 2016 11:34 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov sends stern message to Jose Aldo

Lightweight #1 contender Khabib Nurmagomedov is looking to get one last fight in between now and May 27th, when he begins to take time off from training for Ramadan. While after UFC 205 all signs pointed to Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson fighting for the chance to challenge Conor McGregor for the lightweight championship, Nurmagomedov revealed...

Dec 20, 2016 7:58 pm

Tony Ferguson plans to holdout for more money from UFC

Top ranked UFC lightweight Tony Ferguson possesses arguably one of the most impressive win streaks in the UFC today. With nine straight wins, which include six finishes, and a recent unanimous decision win over former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos, Ferguson is poised for a lightweight title shot. While UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor may...

Dec 16, 2016 9:48 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson for interim title reportedly nearly finalized

While top ranked lightweight contenders Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson have continued to trade verbal blows via social media, there have been no updates regarding the negotiations for the pair to fight. Earlier this week, Nurmagomedov took to social media to reveal that he had already accepted his next fight, but was simply waiting on...

Dec 14, 2016 10:32 am

Tony Ferguson rips Khabib Nurmagomedov & his ‘padded record’

Top ranked UFC lightweights Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson have fought the best of the best in the UFC’s lightweight division, but have never fought one another. When the pair were set to square off earlier this year in Nurmagomedov’s highly anticipated Octagon debut, Ferguson was forced out of the fight with an injury, and...

Dec 13, 2016 5:55 pm

Tony Ferguson says he has accepted fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov

The clash between the top two UFC lightweights looks like it just on the verge of being finalized. #1 ranked UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov and #2 ranked UFC lightweight Tony Ferguson have been in a social media war and things seem to be on track for a lightweight title eliminator fight. On Tuesday, Nurmagomedov posted...