Undefeated Dagestani powerhouse Khabib Nurmagomedov knows which side of his bread is buttered. He’s just about cleaned out the lightweight division, is crucial for the UFC’s possible expansion into Russia, and knows he needs superfights to score the big dough so he threw some shade at Conor McGregor.
Sadly, McGregor is on maternity leave for a while, so Nurmagomedov has had to pursue that magic superfight elsewhere. His crosshairs have fallen on TUF winner Tony Ferguson, who’s just about cleaned out the division himself.
Too bad Ferguson’s desire to earn more than his contract stipulates is getting in the way of the match-up.
Regardless, Nurmagomedov wants to help make the fight happen any way he can, including…
— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) January 2, 2017