UFC 205: Khabib Nurmagomedov Demands Title Shot, No More “Fake Contracts” After Latest Win
By FCF Staff
Khabib Nurmagomedov clearly isn’t going to let the UFC and Dana White forget the fact that originally, he was offered a bout with Eddie Alvarez.
Not long ago, White reported that the UFC was planning to have Nurmagomedov fight Alvarez last night at UFC 205, and not Conor McGregor. The promotion shifted gears, however, and McGregor was granted a title shot, while “The Eagle” was booked to fight Michael Johnson.
On Saturday night, McGregor stopped Alvarez to become the lightweight champ, and Nurmagomedov submitted Johnson to move his record to 24-0. As a result, the vaunted grappler is insisting that he be the first fighter to challenge McGregor. After the historic event, Nurmagomedov had this to say about his next bout (quote via MMA Junkie.com):
“…I talked with Dana White in between every round. I said, ‘Don’t send me any more of your fake contracts. I need a real contract.’ He said, ‘You have to finish this fight.’ I said, ‘You know I deserve this. After this fight, send a real contract.’ After I finished the fight, I talked about it. I’m waiting for my agreement. Maybe Brooklyn on Feb. 11 for UFC 209. (UFC 210) in Las Vegas. Anywhere. It doesn’t matter. Russia. Ireland. I can fight with him anywhere.”
Nurmagomedov has won eight straight fights since he joined the UFC in 2012.