Where Does Khabib Nurmagomedov Go From Here?


The current reigning and defending UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov aka "The Eagle" is coming off yet another win this past weekend in Abu Dhabi over challenger Dustin Poirier.

For Nurmagomedov, it's much of the same. 28 fights. 28 wins. 0 losses.

He maybe the most skilled fighter of all time and he also might be the most well rounded. In his 28 fights he has 10 wins by submission, 8 by knockout and 10 by decision. Versatility might as well be his middle name.

What's left for him to do? Who is left for his to face? Tony Ferguson is the #1 ranked Lightweight according to the most recent UFC rankings and is riding an 11 fight win streak. His last loss came in May of 2012. This could and would be a dream matchup.

For Poirier, what's next? A rematch with Khabib is not going to happen. However, he's already angling on social media to have a rematch with former UFC Champ Conor McGregor. The only problem is McGregor destroyed Poirer in roughly 90 seconds in September of 2014 at UFC 178. A brutal first round TKO loss for DP.

But, in 2019 Poirer is the second ranked Lightweight and McGregor is right behind him in the third slot. Maybe a rematch five years later does make the most sense for the two.


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