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UFC News: What’s next for Khabib after Khabib vs Poirier?

UFC 242 Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Dustin Poirier

UFC 242 is all set to take place on the 7th of September – with less than a month to go, excitement levels are at an all-time high as Khabib Nurmagomedov is going to make his much-awaited return at this event. Khabib vs Poirier is going to headline the PPV and this will be a match for the unification of the UFC Lightweight Championship.

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This makes things really interesting as Khabib’s return means that a number of fighters will be willing to queue up to face him next. Let us take a closer look at what Khabib’s plans are for the future.

Khabib vs Poirier: What to Expect at UFC 242?

At UFC 242, we expect Khabib to defeat Poirier with ease. While Dustin Poirier has managed to beat names such as Justin Gaethje, Max Holloway and Anthony Pettis over his last few fights, Khabib has also taken on names such as Conor McGregor and has defeated them. It is going to be a brutal encounter but Khabib is expected to emerge on top.

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Conor McGregor, too, might show up at the event. We know that he wants revenge for his humiliating loss at UFC 229 and what better way than to show up at UFC 242 and challenge Khabib.

Who Does Khabib Face After UFC 242?

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There are two big-match scenarios for Khabib Nurmagomedov at the moment. Khabib vs Diaz if Diaz manages to beat Pettis – the possibility of this is high following their UFC 239 altercation, or Khabib vs McGregor, if everything falls in place. Nevertheless, whoever he decides to face will be an interesting choice! Stay tuned with us for more updates.

Written by Worah

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