Perennial UFC middleweight contender Vitor Belfort feels he's been waiting on the sidelines for too long and is ready for another crack at UFC gold. Following 185-pound champ Chris Weidman's hard-fought win by decision over Lyoto Machida at UFC 175 Saturday night, "The Phenom" was quick to make it known on Twitter that he wants the next shot at "The All-American": Now I want what I deserve, MY TITIE SHOT!!! Don't run away!! No excuses!! Agora eu quero o q eu… http://t.co/wZYj8OBVAT
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Undefeated UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov revealed that he is yet to get a call regarding his next fight, but that he expects it will be the winner of the Cerrone vs. Miller main event on July 16. Khabib Nurmagomedov is still waiting to find out who his next opponent will be inside the octagon.
"The Eagle," who picked up arguably the biggest win of his UFC career when he defeated Brazil's Rafael dos Anjos via unanimous decision back in April, was hoping the win would elevate him towards a t more
How many fights does an "Eagle" have to win inside the Octagon before he gets a title shot? One more, apparently. Khabib Nurmagomedov has racked up six straight wins inside the Octagon against some rather stiff competition since making his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) debut back in 2012.
Couple those six victories with the 16 others he won in his undefeated (22-0, 6-0 UFC) professional mixed martial arts (MMA) career, and the Russian-born fighter has made a pretty good case for a title s more
Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar told UFC Tonight that a fight against Cub Swanson makes the most sense for the division since the champion is out on the sidelines. Frankie Edgar is looking to work his way back to a title shot and believes a match-up against Cub Swanson would do exactly that.
The former UFC lightweight champion, who is coming off a third round stoppage victory over B.J. Penn last Sunday at The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale, told UFC Tonight that the fight makes sense c more
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After Donald Cerrone's destruction of Jim Miller, fellow UFC lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov wants a main event bout with "Cowboy".
It didn't take long for Khabib Nurmagomedov to ask for a fight with Donald Cerrone. Nurmagomedov went to Twitter today following last night's KO win for Cerrone over Jim Miller at UFC Fight Night in New Jersey. I want 5 rounds with @Cowboycerrone , I want to test myself, @ufc @danawhite
— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) July 17, 2014 Nurmagomedov last fo more
A potential title eliminator between lightweight stalwarts Donald Cerrone and Khabib Nurmagomedov was scrapped after Nurmagomedov blew his knee out today.
If you were trawling through the internet searching for any potential updates on a possible fight between Donald Cerrone and Khabib Nurmagomedov, you probably saw this tweet from Fox Sports' Mike Chiappetta, who said that the bout would take place at UFC 178 in Las Vegas: Khabib vs. Cerrone at UFC 178. You like? Good, it's done. Now back to se more
UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov’s injury appears to be worse than initially expected, as the Dagastan native is expected to undergo surgery and will be placed on the sidelines until January, 2015. Although there was some hope that the knee injury that Khabib Nurmagomedov suffered last week would not permanently nix the compelling lightweight battle against Donald Cerrone, that all came crashing down when it was revealed that Khabib had torn his meniscus and would be required to undergo surge more
This is what happens when you grapple with bears.
What is it about lightweights and their knees?
Top Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 155-pound contender Khabib Nurmagomedov, who was signed to fight Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone for all of 20 minutes, will be out of action until at least January 2015, thanks to a torn meniscus (right knee) that will require surgery.
MMA Fighting brought word of the update earlier today.
Nurmagomedov (22-0) has been steamrolling the competition since day one. In ad more