Khabib Nurmagomedov is making a strong case for why he deserves to be the next person to fight for the lightweight title belt after Gilbert Melenedez challenges Anthony Pettis for the belt in December at UFC 181.
Nurmagomedov made his case to FOX Sports.
“Nate Diaz smashed him, Rafael dos Anjos smashed him, Benson Henderson, Anthony Pettis knocked him out, I don’t know why no one says ‘Khabib is the No. 1 contender’? 6-0 in the UFC, 22-0,”
“You tell me that Anthony Pettis or Gilbert Melendez is ready to go by April or May and I’ll be ready to go. Please give me my title shot, I deserve it. I smashed everybody. Now, I’m ready and I deserve my title shot,”
“Cowboy can shut up, you’re not the lightweight contender. I am the next lightweight contender. You’ve lost many times in the UFC. I am undefeated in the UFC. If the UFC gives me the title shot you will have a new undefeated and undisputed lightweight champion. 23-0.”
With a undefeated 23-0 record in professional MMA, and going 6-0 in the UFC, including a win over Rafael Dos Anjos, who recently KO’d Benson Henderson last month.
Do you think The Eagle deserves a title shot?Tags: Anthony Pettis, benson henderson, Donald Cerrone, Eddie Alvarez, featured, Gilbert Melendez, Khabib Nurmagomedov, mma, ufc, ufc 181