Heading into UFC 219, all anyone seems to want to talk about is the weight of Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Ahead of one of the most anticipated fights of the year, Khabib Nurmagomedov was rushed to hospital after suffering from severe side effects in cutting weight for his clash with Tony Ferguson at UFC 209.
However, it seems that things are going swimmingly on this occasion with Khabib’s nutritionist dropping a tantalising tweet on Friday morning stating that the Russian is already on weight well ahead of schedule.
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Speaking with the media ahead of his clash with Edson Barboza this weekend, Khabib was asked if he’d been assured a title fight if he overcomes the challenge that awaits him at UFC 219 and the Russian stated that he’d been promised exactly that.
Ya, I talk with the UFC. I talk with Dana. Dana told me you have to make weight, beat this guy if you want to fight for the title and I agree with him.
Although Khabib has shown great animosity towards Tony Ferguson and Conor McGregor in the past 12 months, it seems that when it comes to the Brazilian opponent that he will face this weekend, the Russian has nothing but respect.
Check out the faceoff between Edson Barboza and Khabib Nurmagomedov in the clip below;