Khabib Nurmagomedov: ‘If I don’t fight for the title after this fight, I never fight in the UFC again’
And while Jose Aldo is planning to leave the UFC, featherweight contented Khabib Nurmagomedov sent his warning to the world’s leading MMA promotion. The undefeated Dagestan fighter will fight Michael Johnson next month at UFC 205 and after that he expect his title shot.
“After this fight I have to fight for the title. UFC thinks Conor has power? Irish people only like 6 million people. I am from Russia. 150 million people. If UFC don’t give me the title fight after this fight, I’m going to show how I have power in Russia. I know if I don’t fight for the title next fight, UFC will never, ever go to Russia.”
Nurmagomedov already had signed for the fight with champ Eddie Alvarez, but then Conor McGregor took his place to headline UFC 205 in New York.