Khabib Nurmagomedov calls out UFC rivals with bizarre YouTube video

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Khabib Nurmagomedov has called his lightweight rivals in a bizarre YouTube video that sees the Russian fighter as a monster, mauling astronauts with faces crudely edited in.

The video below features Nurmagomedov's face edited onto a monster that emerges on the moon and kills three astronauts, who have the faces of Pat Healy, Abel Trujillo and Rafael dos Anjos on them.

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After he kills them, an astronaut with an Anthony Pettis face on it, is seen hiding behind a rock before making a noise that alerts the monster.

It's perhaps the wackiest and most out there call out to be seen in the UFC, but it's certainly effective at publishing the undefeated Russian's intentions for the Lightweight division.

Alongside Benson Henderson, Nurmagomedov is a hot tip for the next title shot following Pettis' clash with Gilbert Melendez, and the two could meet on the undercard of that fight.

Nurmagomedov is currently out of action as he celebrates Ramadan, but is making sure that he's not forgotten or overlooked when he makes his return.

The lightweight division has been stalled by Pettis' injury and The Ultimate Fighter commitments and as such, it's given time for the like of Henderson and also, Donald Cerrone and Jim Miller to emerge as possible title contenders as well.

It's likely that one of those three fighters will be Nurmagomedov's opponent upon return but we'll know more after tonight's Fight Night 45 card, with Cerrone unafraid and even calling him out.

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