It has not yet been officially announced yet, but as far as we know, it’s more likely that Khabib Nurmagomedov next fight will be at UFC 242. This event will be held on September 7 in Abu Dhabi. And it can also be anticipated that Dustin Poirier will be his rival. He is the UFC Lightweight Interim Champion so he deserves a shot at the UFC Lightweight World Championship.
This may be the end of Khabib reign? Is “The Diamond” a tough opponent for the Russian fighter? During a recent interview with SportsDaily.ru Khabib’s head coach, Javier Méndez, mentioned who are the most complicated opponents his ward might have. And yes, Poirier is one of them.
“Speaking of four potential rivals for Khabib, I can give my assessment from the least dangerous to the most dangerous. Max Holloway would be the easiest for Khabib. Max has good boxing but lacks power for the lightweight division. Next on the list is Dustin Poirier. It has resistance and versatility. Tony Ferguson is my second choice. His elbows are very dangerous. And finally, the number one contender for me is still Conor. His boxing is special, that’s his chance.”
Seem Khabib still thinks that Conor McGregor is his arch nemesis however at present the former has retired so “The Diamond” right now is his toughest opponent he will have to face off with.
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