A little over a week ago, UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov was given his punishment by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) for his role in the post-fight brawl at UFC 229.
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Lightweight champion Nurmagomedov was given a nine-month suspension and a $500,000 fine for his actions in Las Vegas.
Khabib Nurmagomedov has teased that he could be ready for another fight this summer.
It's clear just how quickly the UFC moves if a champion can't fight, and now Nurmagomedov has predicted what he thinks will happen with him not fighting.
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Interestingly, Khabib believes that the MMA organisation should create an interim title while he is away from the octagon.
"He's a regular guy, but it was surprising to me, when people came up to him for a photo, he said 'I don't take photos.' I asked why, and he said it's not possible to make everyone happy. It was really nice to hear his speech, how he praised me and said that the country was proud and was waiting to welcome me home". "So he hasn't said that to me - we'll deal with it when we deal with it".
The 41-year-old fighter seemed confident he could lock down a very lucrative deal. During an interview with Russian media outlet Sportbox, Nurmagomedov thinks Ferguson and Poirier will fight for the interim title (translated by RT Sport). "It could be between Poirier and Ferguson", said Nurmagomedov. And then at the end of the year we will fight for a real belt. "I don't know for sure yet".