NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 20: UFC President Dana White takes questions from the media during the UFC 229 Press Conference at Radio City Music Hall on September 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)

UFC will create interim title in his absence – thinks Khabib

Khabib Nurmagomedov won’t fight for a while, so he thinks the UFC will move the division along with an interim title. And he has two combatants in mind to compete for the belt.

Khabib is not shy is showing his displeasure with the UFC, the Nevada State Athletic Commission and everyone else calling him “you went out of your limits”

Khabib’s lightweight championship is shelved till July 6th after the incident occurred at UFC 229 “Khabib vs McGregor” which cost him a ban of nine months and $500000 by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. But ironically McGregor was fined at only $50000.

Khabib can return in April but he made it clear but he will not. He turned down the shorter suspension deal which was offered in exchange for filming an anti*bullying service announcement for the commission. The reason he gave was” the people working in the commission are involved in drugs, prostitution, and gambling.

In an interview with Russian outlet sports box, khabib said that he believes they will launch another title for 155 pounders and he knows who will fight for it.

“I think that they will create an interim title. It could be between Poirier and Ferguson. Whoever wins will become the interim champion, and then at the end of the year, we will fight for the real belt.

“I think that could happen. At the moment I don’t know for sure.”

That would leave Conor McGregor out in the cold. Then again, he’s suspended until at least April as well.


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