Khabib Eyeing Pettis In December

August 20, 2015 1:53 pm by BJPENN.COM News

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UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedv is looking to return to the octagon, after he’s all healed up from his knee injury, with a big fight.

The Undefeated fighter recently talked to Bleacher Report and told them that he would like to fight former lightweight champion Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis.

The two of them have had their feuds on social media and both are returning after a decent lay off so it might make sense to put the two against each other.

Here’s what Khabib said:

“Anthony Pettis and I did have a conversation and we both want the fight. I gave [an] interview before and [said] we [met] in a bus, and we did, but I don’t think it came out right. All the fighters there were going to a meeting and we all got on the bus to go there. Pettis and I sat down together and I asked him when he was going to come back. He told me the end of the year. I told him I could come back in October or November, but if the UFC [says], ‘You come back in December and fight Anthony Pettis,’ I can wait. I think everyone will agree with me that a fight between Pettis and I would be the biggest fight in the lightweight division right now. This fight would be bigger than Cowboy vs. RDA because RDA [smashed] him before. If the UFC put me and Pettis in the co-main event in Orlando in December, I believe that would be the real main event fight for the fans. I don’t know what the UFC plans to do, but this is what I think the fans want.”

Khabib thinks his fight with Pettis would be even bigger than the upcoming title fight between Rafael dos Anjos and Donald Cerrone. Do you agree?

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