After his victory against Darrell Horcher last April, Khabib Nurmagomedov is ready for his next fight. And whatever happens, he already made sure that he gets the next shot at current lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez.
There is currently a quandary between “The Eagle,” Alvarez, and featherweight champion Conor McGregor, as to which fight will actually be made. UFC president Dana White already dismissed the idea of Alvarez-McGregor at UFC 205, stating it would be Nurmagomedov who would be fighting for the 155-pound title.
However, another situation was presented wherein Alvarez and Nurmagomedov would not be facing each other in New York on November 12th, and instead would be fighting at UFC 206 in Toronto on December 10th.
For his part, McGregor is reportedly insistent to face Alvarez at UFC 205, an idea which Nurmagomedov described as “No.1 bullsh-t.” To solidify his case, Nurmagomedov decided to sign both contracts for the two upcoming pay-per-view events.
The UFC will reveal the entire UFC 205 fight card on the event’s pre-fight press conference on Tuesday, September 27th at the Madison Square Garden.