Khabib: "The lightweight division in the UFC must live, Dustin Poirier deserves to become a champion” » UFC Free Pass
Khabib: "The lightweight division in the UFC must live, Dustin Poirier deserves to become a champion”
UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov already met a few weeks ago with Dane White, the company's president, on "Fight Island". Although White led fans to believe that "The Eagle" leaves the opportunity to return, in fact, Khabib said the opposite.

Nurmagomedov now says he plans to meet with White again in the coming weeks, but it looks like he will stand by his departure, making it clear that the 155-pound weight class should exist. He stated this in a recent interview with Match TV.

In addition, the undefeated champion (29-0, 13-0 UFC) says that if anyone deserves to lead the division as a champion in his absence, it is Dustin Poirier, who recently won a stunning knockout victory over Khabib's most principled opponent, Conor McGregor, at UFC 257.
Recent rumors suggest that the organizers are considering organizing a trilogy fight between Poirier and McGregor in May this year. Of course, if the upcoming meeting of White and Khabib leads to the fact that the organizers will release the belt, "The Diamond" will be able to fight with a more worthy contender much earlier.
In addition, there is someone to choose from, for example, Charles Oliveira, who is actively working to win a series of eight fights, which include such big events as defeating Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee. There's also Michael Chandler, who rose to prominence in the 155-foot weight class thanks to a dazzling Octagon debut and an outstanding knockout over Dan Hooker at UFC 257.

In any case, it looks like there will be a new leader in the division in 2021, unless White somehow miraculously persuades Nurmagomedov to return.
10-02-2021, 19:16
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