Following his win against Holloway, Dustin Poirier — also known as "the Diamond" — warned the renowned Dagestani fighter about the upcoming showdown this fall.
"I feel like I'm in a dream right now. I just beat one of the best pound for pound in the world. To be the best, you've got to beat the best", Poirier said after the fight. "In the words of my brother Daniel Cormier, get your sh*t together young man. We got a belt to fight for".
Nurmagomedov responded to the Poirier-Holloway standoff, casting doubt over the scorecards but praising both fighters.
He also told Poirier he was all set for a September showdown.
I don’t agree with the judges 49:46, I got a draw, my respect to both fighters, and Porier’s achievement so far cannot be denied, my congratulations Dustin, see you in September. 🦅 vs 💎— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) 14 апреля 2019 г.
Nurmagomedov is currently suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission over his brawl with Conor McGregor following their notorious battle back in October. He is widely expected to make a September comeback.
The Irish fighter, meanwhile, has also reacted to the Poirier-Holloway fight, applauding both men.
Amazing main event fights. How fighting should be!— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) 14 апреля 2019 г.
Max you are insanely tough!
Please rest up now young Uce, you are a warrior head to toe!
A champion FOREVER.
Congratulations Dustin on a much deserved UFC title to your career.
It is Nate next for you like previously scheduled.