Khabib Nurmagomedov’s most emphatic win, his moment under the sun, came during McGregor vs Khabib when he defeated Conor McGregor at UFC 229.
Khabib Nurmagomedov has been a part of the UFC since 2011. The unbeaten Russian has won as many as 27 matches in his mixed martial arts career without having lost even a single fight.
Nurmagomedov is reportedly the highest paid UFC star now, a position which was held by McGregor for long. This is a double whammy for Khabib, who not only defeated Conor but also took away his position as the highest paid name in the company. Here’s a closer look:
Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Manager Confirms: He is the Highest Paid Star
Ali Abdel-Aziz, the manager of Khabib, has confirmed that “this is the biggest deal in UFC history” and “We can’t ask for any better.” He further added that Khabib Nurmagomedov does not really care about Conor.
Let us now take a closer look at the possibility of a McGregor vs Khabib rematch – is it going to happen at all? Who is Khabib’s next opponent?
Will We See a McGregor vs Khabib Rematch?
UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is all set to face off against the interim Lightweight Champion Dustin Poirier on the 7th of September. This match will take place at UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi.
Hence, this means that McGregor vs Khabib is certainly not happening any time till September. Even after that, the chances are slim as Khabib has asked McGregor to get back into the business and pile some wins before he challenges him again!