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Khabib Nurmagomedov Thinks Winner of Dustin Poirier vs. Eddie Alvarez Deserves A Title Shot

July 11, 2018 | Posted by Joseph Lee
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In an interview with Anatomy of A Fighter (via MMA Fighting), UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov said that he thinks that the winner of Dustin Poirier vs. Eddie Alvarez at UFC on FOX 28 (on July 28) should get the next title shot. Here are highlights:

On his next challenger: “If not Conor, if not GSP, I think Alvarez vs. Poirier, I think the winner deserves a title shot.”

On Tony Ferguson: “About Tony Ferguson, I don’t know. He just had surgery. If he can, why not? Tony Ferguson is biggest match-up for me. This match what I want, what people want, what fans want but I don’t know about his healthy. If he’s ready, let’s go. Why not? I’m ready for September, I’m ready for October, I’m training all the time. I’m here to defend my title. If the UFC gives me any opponent, I’m ready for this, to beat this guy.”

On if McGregor is finally ready to fight: “If they want to make make money, let’s go. Khabib vs. Conor, country vs. country, fans vs. fans. It’s gonna be very big, one of the biggest – I think biggest match-up in UFC history, me vs. Conor. Without bus, without other things, we just have to fight but I don’t think the UFC can make the decision about this fight. About this fight, I think only Conor can make this decision. If he wants to lose and make money, he has to say yes and sign this contract and come back because people forget about when he fought last time.”

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