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Khabib Nurmagemedov on potential fight in Abu Dhabi

Khabib Nurmagemedov has teased a potential location for his long awaited return. Speaking Tuesday to RT News, Khabib confirmed the ”UFC is working on it”. He also added ”news is coming, very soon”.

UFC Lightweight champion Khabib also later confirmed that he would face the winner of Poirier and Holloway next:

”Holloway and Poirier are fighting for the interim belt, and the champion has to face the interim champion. Tony Ferguson can’t fight at the moment, St-Pierre is retired, McGregor is retired, a boxing match with Mayweather is not happening as we couldn’t come to an agreement with UFC. Holloway and Poirier are great fighters, I will fight the winner of this bout.”

The Dagestani also expressed he would prefer the fight with Holloway because of his impressive streak:

”Holloway has a 13-fight winning streak, if he beats Poirier it will be 14 wins in a row, which is the longest active winning streak in the UFC, if he wins he will also be a two weight champion. Fans would also be more interested in a Holloway fight,”

Max Holloway will face Dustin Poirier at UFC 236 for the interim lightweight title. With the UFC 229 saga finally coming to a close we can finally get back to seeing our champion defending and the division moving again!

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