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What UFC's Russia event means for Khabib Nurmagomedov, lightweight title picture

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RT Sport recently reported, citing venue officials, that the UFC has booked Moscow’s Olympic Stadium for Sept. 14 and 15 to bring an event to Russia for the first time. If that happens, there’s no doubt the plan would be to have Khabib Nurmagomedov, a bona fide star in his home country, included on the card.

There’s also talk of UFC 223 coming to Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., on April 7. Although nothing is official, a person with knowledge of the situation has told MMAjunkie that is the plan. This matters to Nurmagomedov’s more immediate future, because Brooklyn’s large Russian population and the promotion’s desire to bring a major headliner to the Big Apple make UFC 223 perfect for his next booking.

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They'd be begging for Mcgregor vs Khabib in Russia

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If I could script it, I'd have Khabib beat Tony for the belt at UFC 223, then go on to face (and defeat) Conor to unify the title in Moscow this September.

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Khabib has turned into the most tolerable of the trio.

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Posted by Five-Alive

If I could script it, I'd have Khabib beat Tony for the belt at UFC 223, then go on to face (and defeat) Conor to unify the title in Moscow this September.



I think this is it. UFC counting their chickens before they’re hatched. Assuming Kalabib will beat Ferguson. And I think he does. Then it’s Conor & Kalabib in Russia.

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Connor has 1 maybe 2 fights left in his career before he moves on to other things. Neither will be against Khabib because no one outside of true fans wants to see that fight. You'd think that if the real fans want it, then why not? It's simple, we're gonna watch no matter what, and we don't order the bulk of the PPVs buys anyway. Connor will either fight Holloway at LW on relatively short notice, or move to WW for Woodley or GSP. I could also see Till becoming the 70 champ and fighting Connor as well. You guys can stop wishing for McGregor/Nurmagamedov though, that shit's never gonna happen.

Post #6   1/14/18 6:17:43PM