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Khabib Appears To Confirm UFC 242 Slot For Him And His Teammates

Khabib Nurmagomedov took to his official Instagram to celebrate the reduced suspensions that have been handed to his teammates following the infamous UFC 229 post-fight brawl.

It’s not set in stone yet, but in a post made by The Eagle today, the lightweight champion expressed his delight after the NSAC reduced the suspensions given to his teammates Abubakar Nurmagomedov and Zubaira Tukhugov by 35 days.

As a result, Tukhugov will be eligible to fight on Abu Dhabi’s UFC 242 – a card that Khabib is expected to headline.

A rough translation (via Google Translate) can be read below:

“The Nevada State Athletic Commission has rendered their judgement on Zubaira Tukhugov and Abubakar Nurmagomedov.

“The Commission has reduced the suspension of both fighters by 35 days, so Zubaira and Abubakar can fight on UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi.

“We are ready and we coming inshallah.”

Dustin Poirier is the man who will look to hand the Russian his first career loss after winning the divisional lightweight title by defeating featherweight champ Max Holloway at UFC 236.

All we’re waiting on now is an official announcement from the UFC, but by the looks of things, Khabib is getting his opportunity to perform in front of a massive number of his fans.

Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena

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