The 24-year-old Sambo champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is 4-0 in the UFC and 20-0 overall in mixed martial arts. At UFC 160 in May he set a new single-bout takedown record against Abel Trujillo (although our own Coach Mike Riordan objected to the way those take downs were scored). Now he's got bigger game in mind, from UFC.com:
"I have asked for a fight with BJ Penn but I have not received a response," he said. "Perhaps they have different plans for him. I wanted to fight someone I watched on TV when I was younger. He is a legend.
"If BJ is not available I would love to fight (TJ) Grant," said Nurmagomedov of the number one contender from Canada recently forced to pull out of his UFC 164 bout with champion Benson Henderson due to injury. "If he feels that he is the next title contender let him prove it by beating me at UFC 165 (September 21) in his homeland."
Who would you rather see Nurmagomedov face next?