Khabib Nurmagomedov News

Oct 18, 2017 9:05 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov trashes Kevin Lee’s UFC 216 performance

Earlier this month, in the main event of UFC 216, Tony Ferguson defeated Kevin Lee with a third-round choke to capture the UFC interim lightweight title. While Ferguson ultimately came out on top, Lee put up a valiant fight, and very nearly finished Ferguson with ground-and-pound in the first frame. In the eyes of Khabib...

Oct 17, 2017 4:38 pm

Edson Barboza is Waiting on Khabib Nurmagomedov to Accept Their Fight

Tony Ferguson has finally moved on from unsuccessfully fighting Khabib Nurmagomedov, to winning an interim UFC lightweight title. The Russian menace he was supposed to fight against had to sit back and watch it all unfold. Now, it seems like the UFC is trying to move on as well. With fans wondering if Khabib would...

Oct 17, 2017 5:37 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov shares his ideal plans for the lightweight division

Earlier this month, in the main event of UFC 216, Tony Ferguson defeated Kevin Lee to win the UFC interim lightweight title. Yet in the opinion of Khabib Nurmagomedov, who is one of Ferguson’s fiercest rivals, Ferguson should now be considered the undisputed champion. It’s for this reason that Nurmagomedov wants to fight Ferguson next...

Oct 8, 2017 7:30 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov reacts to Tony Ferguson’s interim title win

Last night, the UFC touched down in Las Vegas, Nevada with the absolutely thrilling UFC 216. In the main event, we saw streaking lightweight stars Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee collide for the UFC interim lightweight title. Though Lee started strong, nearly finishing Ferguson in the first, Ferguson surged back in the later rounds, ultimately putting...

Sep 29, 2017 10:32 am

VIDEO | Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson Was Supposed to Happen at UFC 217

With the interim UFC lightweight title fight moving forward with Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee, we at least further distanced ourselves from the heartbreak of Khabib Nurmagomedov. We’ve been robbed of seeing this Russian sambo destroyer in action for awhile now, but the UFC has been trying to make a fight with him and Ferguson...

Sep 7, 2017 11:36 am

Tony Ferguson Says Trying to Fight Khabib ‘Isn’t Funny Anymore’

Talking about Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson fighting almost brings up some post-traumatic canceled disorder symptoms. It seems like we’ve talked about the fight longer than the build-up to Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather. Their rivalry reached its peak for UFC 209 with an interim UFC lightweight title on the line. There was so much...

Sep 5, 2017 8:44 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov makes his pick for UFC 216’s Tony Ferguson vs. Kevin Lee bout

On October 7, in the main event of UFC 216, Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee will collide for the UFC interim lightweight title. The announcement of this fight, of course, came as a bit of a surprise, as any interim lightweight title fight was expected to involve undefeated Dagestani star Khabib Nurmagomedov. Apparently, however, the...

Aug 31, 2017 3:00 pm

Khabib Nurmagomedov Wants to Return at UFC 219 Against Conor McGregor

Don’t tell Khabib Nurmagomedov that it’s looking like Nate Diaz will get the next shot at Conor McGregor. After once again missing out on a fight with Tony Ferguson for the interim UFC lightweight title, he’s decided to skip that match-up altogether. After all, why fight for an interim belt if you can fight for...

Aug 31, 2017 9:14 am

Kevin Lee Says He’ll Go ‘Rampage’ on Ferguson Then Khabib at UFC 218

Kevin Lee has quietly stacked up five straight wins, finishing four of those opponents. Fingers crossed that the card stays together, UFC 216 will push Lee into his highest profile bout yet. He’s going to headline the card against Tony Fergusonin a fight for the interim UFC lightweight title. Ferguson has already been vocal about...

Aug 21, 2017 5:59 am

Kevin Lee blasts Khabib Nurmagomedov: Bottom line, he doesn’t want to fight

Earlier this month, we learned that top lightweight contender Tony Ferguson will battle Kevin Lee – not undefeated Russian star Khabib Nurmagomedov – for UFC interim lightweight gold at UFC 216. Given Ferguson and Nurmagomedov’s rivalry and shared status as the two best lightweights not named Conor McGregor, this news came as a bit of...

Aug 20, 2017 12:11 pm

Artem Lobov: “Khabib is as big as he is in Russia because of Conor McGregor”

If Conor McGregor returns to MMA after his blockbuster boxing match with Floyd Mayweather Jr., one of the most interesting options for him would be a fight with undefeated Russian contender Khabib Nurmagomedov. In the opinion of McGregor’s training partner and friend, Russian-born Irishman Artem Lobov, there could be no better setting for this fight...

Aug 18, 2017 1:38 pm

Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov’s manager beef on social media

With the announcement that Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee will be fighting at UFC 216 for the UFC lightweight interim title, Khabib Nurmagomedov will be on the sideline preparing for his return to the Octagon. On Thursday, Nurmagomedov’s manager, Ali Abdel Aziz reposted a message from Khabib stating that he will just be moving forward...

Aug 16, 2017 1:56 pm

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s manager states the only fight options Khabib will accept

News erupted on Tuesday when UFC President Dana White announced that Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee will be fighting for the UFC interim lightweight title at UFC 216. Many were wondering what happened to the #1 UFC ranked lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov. White addressed the question regarding “The Eagle” when he revealed the fight between...

Aug 16, 2017 10:37 am

VIDEO | Khabib Nurmagomedov looks pretty healthy for a guy who is too hurt to fight at UFC 216

The reason Dana White gave for Ferguson vs. Lee was that Nurmagomedov wasn’t ready. This was him yesterday. #UFC216 https://t.co/lQQbSVoNyJ pic.twitter.com/j5u3ODg5r6 — Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) August 16, 2017 Yesterday evening, we learned that streaking lightweight contender Tony Ferguson will battle seventh-ranked lightweight contender Kevin Lee – not the undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov – for the interim...

Aug 16, 2017 7:08 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s coach and father reacts to Ferguson-Lee news

Last night, we learned that top lightweight contender Tony Ferguson would be fighting Kevin Lee – not the undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov – for the UFC interim lightweight title at UFC 216 this October 7. Unsurprisingly, this news was not particularly well received by Nurmagomedov’s team. Speaking on his Russian social media account, Nurmagomedov’s father and...

Aug 15, 2017 8:44 pm

VIDEO | Dana White explains why Khabib Nurmagomedov is not fighting Tony Ferguson

Earlier tonight UFC President Dana White announced that an interim lightweight title fight between surging division contenders Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee will be taking place at UFC 216 on October 7 in Las Vegas. The interim title fight between Lee and Ferguson came as a surprise to many, as the original plan was to...

Aug 9, 2017 11:06 am

Tony Ferguson accuses Team Nurmagomedov of ducking, Nurmagomedov responds

Yesterday afternoon, top lightweight contenders Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov agreed to a fight this November 4, at UFC 217, inside New York City’s hallowed Madison Square Garden. MSG Sounds Nice To Me. Get Ready For An Ass Whoopin’ @TeamKhabib#TonyFergusonMMA#SnapDownCity — Tony Ferguson (@TonyFergusonXT) August 5, 2017 Let’s go @ufc — khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) August...

Jul 24, 2017 3:53 pm

Khabib Nurmagomedov turns down offer to fight Tony Ferguson at UFC 216

Undefeated lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov will not be fighting Tony Ferguson at October’s UFC 216 event in Las Vegas. TSN Sports Aaron Bronsteter tweeted out the following information earlier today explaining that the Russian sensation was offered an interim lightweight title fight with Tony Ferguson at UFC 216, but ultimately turned it down so that...

Jul 18, 2017 1:32 pm

VIDEO | Khabib Nurmagomedov punches a crazy fan in the gut

We have not seen current #1 UFC ranked lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov compete since November of last year where he defeated Michael Johnson by submission in the third round. “The Eagle” was scheduled to fight #2 ranked lightweight Tony Ferguson in a UFC interim lightweight title fight at UFC 209 in March. However, Nurmagomdeov suffered weight...

Jun 30, 2017 10:11 pm

Khabib Nurmagomedov vows to be back soon, unveils plan for next two fights

We'll be back soon, InshaAllah. Fun is just beginning, although a long trip is behind. Autumn Tony, Winter Conor. #thinkingoutloud ❗️ Скоро вернёмся ИншаАллагь. Все самое интересное только начинается, хотя и пройдено очень многое. Осенью Тони, Зимой Конор. #Мысливслух #ufc #mma #Nurmagomedov #победатолькоотВсевышнего A post shared by Khabib Nurmagomedov (@khabib_nurmagomedov) on Jun 30, 2017 at...

Jun 26, 2017 1:53 pm

VIDEO | Tony Ferguson rips on ‘Team Tiramisu’ Khabib Nurmagomedov

.@tonyfergusonXT has a message for @TeamKhabib following his challenge to Tony from rehab. #ShotsFired #StrongWords pic.twitter.com/jp0pm1o8g2 — FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) June 26, 2017 Fans were devastated when news broke that the UFC interim lightweight title fight between top contenders Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson was canceled the day before UFC 209 was set to...

Jun 23, 2017 2:17 pm

Khabib Nurmagomedov planning fall return against Tony Ferguson

UFC lightweight #1 contender Khabib Nurmagomedov has been absent from the Octagon since his UFC 205 win over Michael Johnson, where he cemented his place as the lightweight #1 contender on the UFC’s official lightweight rankings. Following the fight, Nurmagomedov was booked to fight #2 ranked lightweight Tony Ferguson in a highly anticipated interim lightweight...

Jun 17, 2017 2:07 pm

Jorge Masvidal fires shots at Khabib Nurmagomedov

Saturday morning, American fight fans tuned into UFC Fight Pass for a highly anticipated morning of fights in Singapore, headlined by a women’s bantamweight showdown between Holly Holm and Bethe Correia. On the main card however, former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos picked up a unanimous decision win over Tarec Saffiedine in his UFC...

May 23, 2017 10:48 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov gives timetable for return, still expects interim title fight with Ferguson

If things had unfolded just a little bit differently back in February, Khabib Nurmagomedov could be wearing UFC interim lightweight gold right now. He was, after all, scheduled for an interim lightweight title fight with fellow star Tony Ferguson. Unfortunately, Nurmagomedov was forced out of this planned collision with Ferguson after he was hospitalized due...

May 11, 2017 2:28 pm

Edson Barboza eyeing fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov or Tony Ferguson

UFC lightweight Edson Barboza has been on a bit of a tear of the UFC’s lightweight division lately. After dropping a submission loss to Tony Ferguson in 2015, Barboza bounced back by picking up a unanimous decision win over Anthony Pettis at UFC 197 to return to the win column. Barboza built momentum on the...

Apr 24, 2017 5:57 am

John Dodson says he offered to fight Tony Ferguson at UFC 209

Over the weekend, when the UFC touched down in Nashville, Tennessee, two-time flyweight title challenger John Dodson picked up a nice, decision win over former bantamweight title challenger Eddie Wineland. With this win, he reestablished himself as one of the bantamweight division’s elite players, and set himself up for some more big fights in the...