Khabib Nurmagomedov Signs new UFC Deal

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Khabib Nurmagomedov Signs new UFC Deal

Khabib Nurmagomedov signs a new deal with the UFC, which is turning out to be one of the biggest in UFC history. According to Khabib’s manager, he is currently the highest paid fighter.

Khabib has been suspended since last year October and is finally getting really to return to UFC and once again show why he is the best. The undefeated lightweight champion won the title against Conor McGregor last year, which was the same fight that got him suspended due to a post-fight attack on one of the McGregor’s training partners.

Due to suspension, Khabib’s lightweight title was put up for an interim titleholder, featuring a fight between Max Holloway and Dustin Poirier. Dustin ended up winning the battle, making him the current lightweight champion and the first to fight Khabib.

The fight is booked and seems to be an incredibly lucrative opportunity for Khabib, thanks to a new multi-fight contract with UFC. He will begin by fighting against Dustin at the UFC 242 on the 7th of September in Abu Dhabi.

According to Khabib’s manager, Ali Abdel-Aziz, the UFC gave them precisely what they want and didn’t even try to hold back. He also says it didn’t take much negotiation to get the deal they’re after, making them happy and looking forward to upcoming fights. He also added that it’s one of the most significant guaranteed contracts in UFC history.

Up to now, Khabib has managed a fantastic track record with 11 wins and no losses. This includes the 2018 April fight against Al Iaquinta and the title victory he led against Conor. The title fight didn’t last long as Khabib managed to win by submission in the fourth round, granting him the title.

As mentioned by Khabib’s manager, we are currently looking at the greatest fighter. He manages to dominate in all his fights, winning every one of them. He has never been knocked out, beaten or even caught. He also adds that it’s the reason they got the deal they wanted from the UFC. He is currently the best, and the top fighter everyone wants to see his way to the top again.

With the proven track record, there’s little doubt that he won’t win the title again in September. Sure, Dustin has been training hard and putting in the work, but when you look at the competition, we don’t see him defeating Khabib.

If Khabib wins the title, we can expect some incredible fighting events to come, including the most prominent fighters in UFC lightweight. Of course, Tony Ferguson would like to have the first pick and so would Donald Cerrone, which is why these two are booked in an upcoming fight to see who gets the title shot against Khabib or possibly Dustin Poirier. It’s also been reported that we might see Conor and Khabib enter the octagon again, but nothing has been confirmed.