Khabib Nurmagomedov thinks UFC will create an interim lightweight championship

Jose Verdugo
Febrero 9, 2019

McGregor is now banned from fighting after the Nevada Athletic State Commission (NSAC) gave him a six-month backdated ban for the role he played in the post-fight brawls that marred his UFC 229 loss to Nurmagomedov.

McGregor was impressed by Cerrone's TKO victory and accepted the fan-favourite's challenge on Twitter, saying: "For a fight like that Donald, I'll fight you".

The proposal was made by Nurmagomedov's legal representative but "The Eagle" seems to be intent on seeing out the entirety of his suspension, while it has also been suggested that he will wait until the year-long bans handed down to his teammates - Zubaira Tukhugov and Abubakar Nurmagomedov - are served.

Early on Saturday morning, Cerrone wrote: "Good News @thenotoriousmma looks like we get to fight for 155 Interim Title". Khabib was given a whopping $500,000 fine along with a nine-month suspension for sparking the entire ordeal.

Khabib has had a heated rivalry with Floyd Mayweather, who fought Conor McGregor inside a boxing ring, so it would be hardly surprising if the UFC fighter made a decision to call him out for the match.

Conor McGregor will return to UFC in the summer, according to his boss Dana White.

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"I think that they will create an interim title".

With Nurmagomedov also reportedly chasing a super-fight with Georges St-Pierre, it'll be interesting to see how the UFC finds a workaround and who'll be in the championship picture.

"I tip my hat off to him", Mayweather said. IT CAN BE DONE between Dustin PoIrier and Ferguson. And then at the end of the year we will fight for a real belt. "It was really nice to hear his speech, how he praised me and said that the country was proud and was waiting to welcome me home".

'I think that could happen. "I don't know for sure yet".

"It was interesting for me how he would sit there [amid so many people]", Nurmagomedov said.

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