Khabib Nurmagomedov sends Conor McGregor rematch message
UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has told Conor McGregor he must win his next ten fights in a row to earn the chance to avenge his loss at UFC 229.
During a press conference in Russia, Nurmagomedov said: “As for a rematch, to fight for a belt in the UFC, I remember I had something like nine or 10 fights.
“If he wins 10 fights in a row, then that’s completely possible.”
Nate Diaz dismisses retirement talk
Ultimate Fighter season five winner has dismissed talk of him retiring from mixed martial arts just days after saying ‘peace out’ to the sport.
“Who said I was retired?” Diaz told ESPN’s Ariel Helwani. “I’ll fight tonight.”
Diaz, who teased retirement a few days after his UFC 244 loss to Jorge Masvidal, added: “I’ll fight forever. I’m never going to retire, that’s for sure.”
Robert Whittaker eyes Darren Till fight
Former UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker has set his sights on fighting Darren Till in London following the Scouser’s successful 185lb debut at UFC 244 earlier this month.
Whittaker, who lost the middleweight crown to Israel Adesanya last month at UFC 243, told the Daily Telegraph: “That’s the fight I’m currently interested in.
“Plus I’ve never been to Europe before, so what better reason to go?”