05:49 GMT09 August 2020
Listen Live
    Get short URL
    0 11

    Notwithstanding his suspension for the chaos which ensued following his October 6 brawl with legendary Irish fighter Conor McGregor, undefeated MMA champ Khabib Nurmagomedov has been sending and receiving a slew of offers for his next highly anticipated bout.

    Twitter users have been losing their minds speculating about whom the 27-0 Russian MMA fighter will fight next since manager Ali Abdelaziz blew off American MMA fighter Tony Ferguson's challenge and promised fans that @TeamKhabib would blow fans' minds with "big news coming."

    Addressing Ferguson, whom UFC chief Dana White demanded Khabib fight before a rematch with McGregor would be possible, Abdelaziz tweeted that Tony was a "good guy" who deserves "a big fight," but urged him to take on Conor, Nate Diaz or Justin Gaethje instead, saying he'd be "one of the easiest fights" for Nurmagomedov.

    The tweet brought out the rage of fanboys on both sides, with Khabib detractors suggesting Tony would "pour the pressure on" Khabib if he tried to pull a repeat of his October 6 performance against McGregor.

    Users were even more pumped by Abdelaziz's next tweet, which promised "big news" without providing any more details. Fans immediately began speculating that the news may be about a rematch with McGregor (even though both Khabib and Conor are suspended from the UFC until at least December), or the much-discussed fight with legendary undefeated boxing champion Floyd Mayweather. Other fans were still hopeful that it might be Tony Ferguson.

    Others suspected that it may be a bought between Khabib and MMA fighter Ben Askren, who announced plans to switch to the UFC last week and challenged the Russian fighter.

    One user even created a handy poll, with voting by 3,100 users showing Askren coming out on top again. 

    Finally, a few fans were still holding out for a Khabib vs. Floyd fight, despite earlier speculation that a Khabib-Floyd matchup would be impossible, given the fact that boxing and mixed martial arts are governed by different rules.

    Undefeated UFC lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov defended his title against Conor McGregor on October 6 in Las Vegas. After trouncing his opponent in the fourth round, all hell broke loose at the Vegas arena hosting the bout. Both fighters and their teams face possible fines and further suspensions. Nurmagomedov himself was suspended after jumping out of the octagon and attacking McGregor's coach Dillon Danis, whom he accused of insulting him, his family, religion and country throughout the match.


    WATCH Russian UFC Ace Khabib Meet Turkey's Erdogan at Istanbul Airport Opening
    New Undefeated Opponent for Khabib's Next UFC Fight Emerges?
    Michael Johnson Wants to Rematch Khabib Nurmagomedov After Crushing 2016 Defeat
    McGregor and Khabib Suspension Over Post-Bout Fight Prolonged to December
    'Outwrestled Like a Real Child': Khabib's Manager Hammers 'Weak Soul' McGregor
    speculation, MMA, Twitter, fight, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Ben Askren, Ali Abdelaziz, Tony Ferguson, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor, world, United States, Russia
    Community standardsDiscussion