Khabib Nurmagomedov: ‘Anthony Pettis Is Done’–Exclusive

UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov recently spoke with BJPENN.COM reporter Layzie The Savage about several hot topics in MMA, including Conor McGregor, his upcoming fight with Donald Cerrone and of course the Anthony Pettis/Rafael dos Anjos fight.

When asked to give his thoughts on the shocking title fight in which the champ, Pettis, was dominated by the challenger, Dos Anjos, for five rounds, Nurmagomedov had this to say.

“He smash him. I think maybe Anthony Pettis done, I think and Dos Anjos smash him, Dos Anjos broke his face and I don’t know.”

When asked to clarify what he meant by “done” he said, “Not retire, but I think he no more champion. I think a lot of lightweight fighters can beat this guy now, his time is done.”

Nurmagomedov of course holds a win over the new champ after earning a unanimous decision victory against Dos Anjos back in April of last year. So, how does he think things will go if he meets him in the octagon for a second time, potentially for the lightweight championship.

“I think it will be different because after last fight with me Dos Anjos have four fights, very good opponents. He smash everybody fighter. –I think it will be different, but Dos Anjos understand how I am strong, Dos Anjos feel my wrestling, my spirit and I think Dos Anjos a little bit nervous if I fight with him second time. But I am good. I understand he’s tough but I know how to beat this guy, I know.”

By: Ryan C. Miller | @ryancmiller1630