Nurmagomedov plans at least 3 UFC fights in 8 months


Khabib Nurmagomedov’s plans for the next year

“He gave me very specific instructions,” Abdelaziz told ESPN recently. “He said he wants to fight Sept. 7 and again in December. And if Georges St-Pierre can figure things out with the UFC by April, that’s the deal. He would like that fight in April.

“The lightweight division has a lot of contenders, and we need to keep the division going.”

One name that doesn’t currently appear to be on Nurmagomedov’s radar is the man he just defeated, Conor McGregor. Though McGregor has mentioned wanting a rematch, Nurmagomedov and has team aren’t inclined to grant him one.

“To be honest, Conor is going to have to go out there and fight somebody like Justin Gaethje, Tony Ferguson or Cowboy (Cerrone),” Abdelaziz said. “He’s not a worthy enough opponent right now. That’s the feeling from all of us, as a team.”

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