Published: Sat, February 09, 2019
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Khabib Nurmagomedov tips UFC to stage lightweight interim title fight

Khabib Nurmagomedov tips UFC to stage lightweight interim title fight

Nurmagomedov leaped from the cage toward the entourage of his opponent Conor McGregor after taking victory, inciting a massive brawl.

Early on Saturday morning, Cerrone wrote: "Good News @thenotoriousmma looks like we get to fight for 155 Interim Title".

Nurmagomedov was fined $500,000 and suspended for nine months for his role in the UFC 229 melee last October but at last week's commission hearing, the UFC lightweight champion was given the opportunity to reduce his ban to six months on the condition that he take part in an anti-bullying public service announcement.

"I think that they will create an interim title".

Khabib Nurmagomedov expects the UFC to stage a lightweight interim title fight between Tony Ferguson and Dustin Poirier in his absence.

"He told me, 'I was sitting 5 meters away [when you jumped the cage at UFC 229], you almost landed on me!'"

Nurmagomedov said that after he met DiCaprio in Paris, the actor invited him out for dinner. He hasn't said to me.

"Yeah, it probably would [make an interim title necessary] White said of Nurmagomedov's plans to sit out until November in an interview with ESPN". He said he only takes photos with kids... with everyone else it's not possible. "That surprised me, but in general, he's a regular guy". "[But] at the moment I don't know for sure". "I was pleasantly surprised", he said. Especially when I was sitting in the locker room, surrounded by security staff who were protecting me from 20,000 unhappy fans.

"I haven't heard Khabib say any of that". Nurmagomedov's manager, Ali Abdelaziz, claimed that his fighter will no longer compete in Las Vegas as a result of the sanctions, including the one-year suspensions given to training partners Zubaira Tukhugov and Abubakar Nurmagomedov. However, it appears he will not take the commission up on their offer.

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