‘What happens if Khabib loses’ isn’t a question you’d be asking yourself often, as the Russian has quite an impressive record in UFC! However, for the first time in a really long time – it appears that Khabib is the underdog. Poirier is one of the toughest guys in the division and while he isn’t as flashy when it comes to McGregor, he is a real beast in the octagon!
Khabib Nurmagomedov, in his first fight back in close to a year, is going head to head with his toughest foe so far! Khabib vs Poirier is expected to be the fight of the year!
I can't handle Khabib/Poirier anymore. It needs to happen already.
— Stoned Rogan (@StonedRogan) August 24, 2019
Will Khabib Nurmagomedov Lose at UFC 242?
As of this writing, the betting odds do support Khabib Nurmagomedov winning easily. However, Poirier’s supporters are also rallying behind him and believe he has what it takes to stop the Russian. Khabib’s winning streak currently stands at 27-0 – the biggest undefeated streak in MMA – could Poirier finally be the guy to beat it at Khabib vs Poirier at UFC 242?
Poirier has recently fought (and won against) the likes of Holloway, Alvarez, Gaethje, and Pettis. He has went head to head with the best names in the lightweight division and has emerged stronger with every fight. Currently the interim lightweight champion, will he be able to defeat Khabib at UFC 242 and unify the belts?
Just learned that Khabib is -345 right now. Are you fucking kidding me? I'm taking Poirier and I'm comfortable with my choice. No fence-riding whatsoever. Might even make a bet on it, which I've only done once. #UFC242
— Stephie Haynes (@CrooklynMMA) August 24, 2019
What’s Next After Khabib vs Poirier?
A win for Khabib might just mean Khabib vs McGregor II. However, if Poirier manages to defeat Khabib, it would be interesting to see if it is indeed him who Conor McGregor decides to chase! McGregor can’t keep himself away from the title scene and it will be interesting to see how these men proceed from here on.