Archive: Khabib Nurmagomedov

Apr 21, 2014 8:43 pm

Khabib Wants Title Shot, Will Settle On Cerrone, Grant Or Diaz

“If they do not announce me as the next challenger for the title, then my next fight will likely take place in the autumn… I do not know who my opponent will be. I will eventually get them all. If the situation will develop in this way, then I would gladly take a fight against...

Apr 18, 2014 6:05 pm

Khabib Nurmagomedov Confirms His Bear Wrestling Past

UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov will fight Rafael dos Anjos this Saturday on the UFC on FOX 11 preliminary card. A video surfaced on the internet a few months ago that apparently featured a then nine-year-old Nurmagomedov wrestling a bear cub. During a recent interview with Combate.com, the UFC lightweight confirmed his involvement in the bizarre...

Apr 7, 2014 8:43 am

Rustam Khabilov On Benson Henderson Fight: ‘Good fight for me – [But] I don’t think is good fight for him’

  Rustam Khabilov recently sat down with Sherdog.com for an interview, where they discussed everything from his upcoming fight with Benson Henderson, to name mix-ups, to what we can expect from the Dagestani-born fighter in the future.   (You can read the full interview here. Specific quotes via Bloodyelbow.com.)     On His upcoming fight with Benson Henderson:    “[Benson...

Mar 13, 2014 9:40 am

The MMA ‘Russian Invasion’ That Never Was

You know that new influx of Russian fighters we’re seeing in MMA? Well, it turns out… you don’t. Ben Fowlkes of MMA Junkie caught up with Murat Keshtov, head of the K Dojo Warrior Tribe in New Jersey (the gym which houses many of these “new Russian fighters”), and Murat explained exactly why we might...

Feb 18, 2014 7:44 am

Rafael dos Anjos Coach: Nurmagomedov is the Russian version of Chael Sonnen

It was recently announced that top lightweights Rafael dos Anjos and Khabib Nurmagomedov will square off at the upcoming UFC on FOX 11 event in Orlando, Florida this April. According to dos Anjos coach Rafael Cordeiro, Nurmagomedov needs a lesson in respect, especially in regards to the sport of jiu-jitsu, as he told Sherdog.com in a...

Feb 5, 2014 8:27 am

Khabilov vs. dos Anjos fight scrapped; dos Anjos now meets Nurmagomedov at UFC on FOX 11

A previously announced lightweight bout between Rustam Khabilov and Rafael dos Anjos has been removed from UFC 170 and scrapped entirely. UFC President Dana White tweeted the news yesterday evening, stating that Khabilov would be unable to compete against dos Anjos at the UFC 170 event later this month. Rafael dos Anjos (20-6 MMA, 9-4...

Jan 21, 2014 9:43 am

Edson Barboza Calls Out Diaz, Miller, Cerrone – Wants Top Of The Division

There have always been fighters who have stayed relevant in their respected division without reaching the top. Those fighters have become somewhat of “gate keepers” to up and coming fighters in the weight class. And, of course, when in that position it is inevitable that someone is going to call you out. Take Michael Bisping...

Jan 20, 2014 3:19 pm

Khabib Nurmagomedov will fight Diaz and Melendez at same time

By Evan Stoumbelis Khabib Nurmagomedov might dress up with his comedic wig at weigh ins, but he is no joke once in the cage. The 25 year old Soviet native is 21-0 in his MMA career, and 5-0 in his UFC career, with 14 of his 21 wins coming by stoppage. We last saw Nurmagomedov...

Jan 16, 2014 5:52 pm

Dana White: Renegotiating Nate Diaz Contract Makes No Sense

“I don’t dislike the kid, I like the kid very much. You’ve won one of your last three fights and you’re looking for a contract renegotiation? The kid makes money, the kid makes very good money, and to ask for more money to fight makes no sense. Or he wants a title fight … makes...

Jan 14, 2014 10:15 am

Nate Diaz: “I’m not waiting for a title shot. I’ll fight tomorrow”

Just this past weekend UFC President Dana white took to twitter claiming that not only could he not find an opponent for undefeated Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov, but Stockon’s tough as nails, Nate Diaz, turned the fight down. Diaz immediately called out Dana saying he’s “full of shit”. Diaz’s Manager, Mike Kogan, was quick to defend...

Jan 13, 2014 6:47 am

Michael Johnson says he’ll take fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov

It’s no secret that UFC President Dana White has been having trouble finding an opponent for undefeated Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov who is on a 5-0 win streak since his debut at UFC on FX 1 back in January of 2012. Nurmagomedov was originally set to face off against former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez, however Melendez...

Jan 13, 2014 6:41 am

Diaz manager: “Nate has never turned down a fight against anyone.”

Undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov has been having trouble finding an opponent as of late. Since defeating Pat Healy via unanimous decision at UFC 165 it seems that no one is game enough to step up. Former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez was originally scheduled to fight Nurmagomedov at UFC 170, but Melendez called it off soon after....

Jan 13, 2014 6:31 am

Nate Diaz: ‘Dana & the UFC Are Full Of Sh!t’

UFC President Dana White hit Twitter this past Saturday claiming that “Nobody wants to fight Khabib”. Khabib Nurmagomedov is 5-0 in the UFC and undefeated in his professional MMA career. Khabib was set to face former Strikeforce Champ Gilbert Melendez originally. That was until Melendez pulled out of the bout. Then a fan suggested Melendez’s...

Jan 13, 2014 6:14 am

Shields Says Melendez Uninjured, Wants Nurmagomedov When Time Right

Despite turning down a proposed match-up with rising lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 170, Gilbert Melendez still wants the fight, according to training partner Jake Shields. The confusion began when UFC President Dana White announced that the fight would take place at UFC 170, despite it not yet being signed. Rumors began to fly that...

Jan 13, 2014 5:25 am

Dana White: ‘Nate Diaz Turned Down Fight With Khabib’

With the bout between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Gilbert Melendez cancelled, there doesn’t seem to be many that are willing to take on the undefeated Nurmagomedov. Even the usually game, Nate Diaz, turned down the opportunity to fight “The Eagle”. @EDLEZGIN @TeamKhabib Nate turned the fight down — Dana White (@danawhite) January 11, 2014 Nurmagomedov made...

Jan 9, 2014 8:45 am

QUICK TWITT | Nurmagomedov Wants To Know Where His Opponent is

During last month’s UFC 168 post-fight presser it was revealed that the UFC was planning a lightweight tilt between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Gilbert Melendez. They even had the poster drafted. Unfortunately for fight fans this grudge match in the making was called off for reasons unknown and that concerns the Russian. Check it: Who know...