Khabib Nurmagomedov

Trading Shots: Did the interim titles on the line at UFC 236 help two great bouts seem even greater?

After two great interim title fights at UFC 236, we’re left to grapple with what those belts really mean – and how much depends on whether or not a unification bout follows soon. Retired UFC and WEC fighter Danny Downes joins MMA Junkie columnist Ben Fowlkes to discuss in...

Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Dustin Poirier, Israel Adesanya after UFC 236 title wins?

nt" (ALSO SEE: Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Max Holloway, Kelvin Gastelum after UFC 236 losses?) Fighters with two different types of journeys reached interim UFC champion status at UFC 236 when Dustin Poirier and Israel Adesanya claimed belt. Poirier (25-5 MMA, 17-4 UFC) improved his record to...

Cris Cyborg calls for social media civility in wake of Conor-Khabib nastiness

nt" On a day when the online war of words between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov flared up to the point of the UFC stepping, one former champion believes the time has come for fighters to raise their standards for how they conduct themselves. Former UFC, Strikeforce, and Invicta...

Nate Diaz takes aim at Khabib, Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier in NSFW Instagram video

Gallery Photos: Best of Nate Diaz view 26 images Nate Diaz has beef with UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier. That much is clear. It’s just that, when it comes to Diaz, you never know what he means when he says what he says. It’s...

Why Khabib Nurmagomedov’s UFC 229 brawl suspension almost was shorter than Dillon Danis’

Here’s a truth: At UFC 229, it was Khabib Nurmagomedov who jumped the octagon fence and attacked Dillon Danis in the moments after his submission win over Conor McGregor, causing chaos in the process. And yet, the Nevada State Athletic Commission made it possible for Danis to receive a...

Trading Shots: Is Tony Ferguson missing his last best chance, or learning from past experience?

What is going on in the UFC lightweight division, and did Tony Ferguson make the right call by essentially opting out of the interim rat race? Retired UFC and WEC fighter Danny Downes joins MMAjunkie columnist Ben Fowlkes to discuss in this week’s Trading Shots. * * * *...

Khabib Nurmagomedov nixes PSA, says Nevada is where drugs, prostitution, gambling are legal

Gallery Photos: Best of Khabib Nurmagomedov view 32 images It looks like it’s going to be July before Khabib Nurmagomedov is cleared to fight. In an interview with Russian-language website Sportbox.ru (hat tip to BloodyElbow.com), the UFC lightweight champion scoffed at a three-month discount offered by the Nevada State Athletic...

A roadmap to untangling the UFC’s lightweight division in five (not-so) easy steps

For weeks, we waited for the kind of clarity that could only come from the Nevada State Athletic Commission. It was a ruling from that august body, according to UFC President Dana White, that would help him decide the next steps in a lightweight division so choked with talent...

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