Dana White Says “khabib Nurmagomedov Returns in September”


Nurmagomedov was suspended for nine months and fined $ 500,000 by the Nevada Athletic Commission after the UFC 229 field fight . This could make him available on July 6, but the current lightweight champion said he will wait for his teammates, and that he will not fight in Las Vegas again.

Dana White gave an update on when Khabib Nurmagomedov could return.

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Several months ago, Khabib mentioned the possibility of returning in November, but Dana White revealed that he will defend his belt soon.

“He’ll be back in September, It’s one of the things with him anyway, he’s suspended and he will not fight during Ramadan. That puts it in September . “

White said on the UFC Unfiltered podcast .

On possible rivals, Tony Ferguson is the number one challenger, but it is very likely that Khabib will face the winner of the fight between Max Holloway and Dustin Poirier .

Both will face off against the interim light belt at UFC 236 . If there are no injuries involved, the winner will have enough time to prepare for the belt unification fight.

If what Dana White says is true , Khabib will have been out of the MMA for less than a year. This leaves the following question; Was it necessary to place that interim belt?

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