Khabib Nurmagomedov Calls For Nate Diaz Next


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A new threat has arrived at 155lbs following Khabib Nurmagomedov obliterated Thiago Tavares inside of one round at UFC on FX 7 in Brazil.

The Russian import blitzed Tavares after an initial punch put him on the mat, and then Nurmagomedov unloaded with a barrage of quick elbow strikes that bludgeoned the Brazilian earning him the TKO victory.

With a perfect record of 19-0 as a professional and 3-0 inside the UFC Octagon, Nurmagomedov could be poised to make a big run at 155lbs in 2013.

Following his win over Tavares on Saturday, Nurmagomedov made it clear who he wants next, and it happens to be a former lightweight title contender.

“The next fight I really want with Nate Diaz,” said Nurmagomedov when speaking with Fuel TV.

Typically the UFC avoids making match-ups with fighters coming off of wins with fighters coming off of losses, and Diaz most recently went down in defeat to UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson at UFC on Fox 5.

Still, Nurmagomedov is a rising star and the call out on national television might be just the incentive matchmaker Joe Silva needs to pair him with the former Ultimate Fighter winner.

No matter who he gets next, the lightweight division is on notices that Khabib Nurmagomedov is for real, and he’s not going anywhere.

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