A haunting new promo for the UFC 223 main event has just been shared by Khabib Nurmagomedov…
After Tony Ferguson claimed the interim lightweight title at UFC 216 back in October, Dana White seemed certain that Conor McGregor would finally make his return to the Octagon against ‘El Cucuy’ in December.
However, with negotiations between the MMA promotion and its biggest star seemingly hitting a standstill, Khabib Nurmagomedov was named to take on Edson Barboza at UFC 219 with McGregor and Ferguson lying in wait.
When the event finally got underway, the Russian put in what was arguably the most dominant performance of the year – absolutely battering the highly rated Barboza for the entirety of their three-round contest.
On the back of that event, fans had hoped that a certain ‘Notorious’ Irishman would finally emerge from hiding and make his return to the world of MMA. However, with Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov officially booked for the UFC 223 main event, it now looks like it’s simply a matter of time before McGregor is officially stripped of the 155 lbs belt.
Speaking recently, Khabib claimed that he had proof that the SBG star was on the fringe of being stripped of his title as his contract for UFC 223 stated that he would be fighting for the undisputed belt.
Now, with just over a month remaining until that event takes place, the undefeated Russian has shared an incredible new promo for the main event on his official Instagram account.
Video via Axiom Films.