Khabib: “I’m going to take this belt for Russia”

UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov

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“At home, I am a little bit [of a] star. A lot of people believe [in] me. I believe I’ll take this belt for Russian MMA. If I take this belt, this is very good for me, for my family, for my friends, for my team, and for all Dagestani and Russian people. I think this year, I will take this belt. This is very important for me and for people. I have a lot of fans in Russia now that believe that I will take this fight and then take the belt. I am in very hard training, I believe in myself, and focus myself on Cowboy before taking the belt.”

In a new interview with The MMA Hour, top UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov talked about the importance of getting to the UFC title.

Khabib faces Donald Cerrone at UFC 187 in May, the winner is expected to get a title shot.