UFC fans around the world will surely know by now the events that unfolded on the weekend.
While Conor McGregor walked away as the new lightweight champion; a new challenger emerged from the preliminary card.
CALLING OUT MCGREGOR
Despite not competing on the main card, Khabib Nurmagomedov caused a stir during his submission victory over Michael Johnson.
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During the rounds, he shouted at UFC president Dana White to hand him a title fight, before telling Johnson to give up because he knows he deserves a shot at the championship - while raining down with punches.
It was his comments after the fight which caused people so sit up and listen.
He called out the Irishman for a fight for the lightweight crown, something McGregor doesn’t seem too keen on based on The Eagle’s injury record.
THREATENING TO QUIT
However, the unbeaten Russian isn’t one to back down solely for that reason and is now the latest fighter to threaten to leave the company if his demands aren’t fulfilled.
In a tweet he sent out yesterday, he said: “I want to fight for @ufc title for respect but if I don’t get my title shot next I have different plan I won’t be fighting in UFC @danawhite.”
Making threats to the UFC doesn’t always work out or gives you what you want, we only need to ask Jose Aldo where his threats to leave the organisation got him.
It’s something former UFC heavyweight Brendan Schaub also thinks, tweeting: “Khabib def deserves it, but have we ever seen a guy threaten FC brass and it works out? Fells like a bad move.”
Nurmagomedov went on to clear up his comments, saying it’s nothing personal with the company or with White, but the only reason he got into the sport was for championships.
The frustration is understandable, especially when you consider that Nurmagomedov was in line to face Alvarez for the gold at Madison Square Garden, only to be overlooked and replaced by the Notorious.
Will Khabib Nurmagomedov’s threats land him a UFC title shot? Have YOUR say in the comments section below.
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