Coach: Khabib Nurmagomedov Deserves No. 1 Contender Fight

April 24, 2014 10:46 am by BJPENN.COM News

“Well, it would be advantageous, in his position, with as many wins as he’s had in the UFC that he has a No. 1 contender’s spot in his next fight. I think it’s only logical, I think the fans would want to see it. And I think Joe Rogan said that he and Anthony Pettis, if Pettis is still champ, would be a great fight and I couldn’t disagree.”

“His striking is still evolving, he’s still, in my opinion, pretty green in the stand up. His sambo and his wrestling is top notch and I don’t see anyone in the lightweight division being able to handle that part of what he has. So, that alone is a monster for anybody.”

Fresh off the heels of his 22nd straight victory, Khabib Nurmagomedov and crew think its time for a title shot.

In a recent interview with Ariel Helwani, AKA coach, Javier Mendes, confirmed their desires for a number one contender fight.

Think it’s time?

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