Although most folks in the MMA world are likely hoping to see Khabib Nurmagomedov fight Conor McGregor next, it looks like the UFC’s lightweight champ is up for bouts with any of the top contenders, provided it’s at the end of 2018.

Since Nurmagomedov secured the 155 belt earlier this month, by defeating Al Iaquinta at UFC 223, there’s been a ton of speculation about when and who he’ll battle next. Of course, there’s been talk about how a fight between him and McGregor would unfold for a long time now. But, in light of what went down at media day with McGregor, buzz about a fight with Nurmagomedov has reached new heights.

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Well, we wait to see what comes next for the galaxy class grappler, Nurmagomedov recently posted the statement below. It will be interesting to see what happens, but, if the UFC can make Nurmagomedov – McGregor happen, the others guys mentioned by Khabib will have to wait.

Lightweight division is the most competitive division in #UFC At this moment, atmosphere is very heated: there is Conor and Tony, Porier, Lee and Alvarez, all of them are good. Fight with any of these guys would be very interesting and competitive. I never choose opponent, fought with any fighter who was offered me to fight, and I’m not going to change that. I’m coming back November – December to defend my belt. Whoever @ufc decide to fight me with, I’ll sign. ❗️ Лёгкий дивизион всегда был самым конкурентным в #ufc В данный момент ситуация очень накалённая, есть Конор, есть Тони, есть Порье, Ли и Альварез, каждый из них хорош по своему. С любым из них получится хороший, конкурентный бой. Я никогда не выбирал себе соперников, дрался с теми кого мне предлагали и сейчас тем более не собираюсь выбирать соперника. Я собираюсь вернуться в ноябре или в декабре ИншаАллагь. Какое решение #ufc примет то и приму. #bigdramashow #ufclightweight #mma #ufc #победатолькоотВсевышнего #inshaaAllah

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