Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Dustin Poirier UFC 242 Abu Dhabi Promo
- Posted by tempman on Jun 09, 2019
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Khabib Nurmagomedov believes Dustin Poirier has earned his right to unify the UFC lightweight title and is targeting a September clash to decide the undisputed champion.
Poirier’s (25-5 MMA, 17-4 UFC) unanimous decision victory over Max Holloway to claim the interim 155-pound belt at UFC 236 earlier this month set up a matchup with Nurmagomedov (27-0 MMA, 11-0 UFC), who is still sidelined after he was suspended for his role in the infamous UFC 229 brawl this past October after beating Conor McGregor.
“The Diamond” took the long road to get his spot against Nurmagomedov, fighting 22 times before getting the belt around his waist. Nurmagomedov clearly has respect for Poirier and said he will be prepared to fight once the details are finalized.