What’s next for Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier after UFC 242?
In the main event of UFC 242, Khabib Nurmagomedov looked to defend his lightweight title for the second time. He was taking on the interim champion, Dustin Poirier. In the end, Nurmagomedov sunk in a third-round submission to win the fight and defend his belt.
However, Poirier had his moments in the fight and even appeared to stun the undefeated Russian. He also briefly struggled with a guillotine choke, but Nurmagomedov got out of it.
Following UFC 242, here is what we think should be next for Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier.
UFC 229 Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Conor McGregor
There is only one opponent Khabib Nurmagomedov needs to fight next and that is Tony Ferguson. The two have been booked four times before but failed weight cuts and fluke injuries have kept it from happening. Now, the time has come to try again.
Both Nurmagomedov and Ferguson are on 12-fight winning streaks in the UFC, and stylistically it is a very interesting fight. “El Cucuy” has very good jiu-jitsu off his back which could be interesting against the Russian’s wrestling. It is also a fight Nurmagomedov