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Khabib Nurmagomedov: Poirier deserves to be the next champion

Khabib Nurmagomedov's opinion that Poirier deserves to be the next champion


Khabib Nurmagomedov spoke about who deserves to be the champion in the next UFC lightweight class. Khabib chose Dustin Poirier!

Khabib Nurmagomedov declared his retirement from UFC at the end of November 2020 after defeating Justin Gaethje at UFC 254. The fighter from Dagestan is ranked first pound-for-pound (P4P), he has a 29-0 winning record and can defend four times lightweight champion belt.

Although several times it was rumored to be a comeback, Khabib remained in his position. He won’t come back fighting again.

After Khabib Nurmagomedov retired, the UFC has not yet decided to fight for the lightweight champion belt. Even so, to fight for the interim champion belt in that class.

Dustin Poirier was able to beat Conor McGregor, and newcomer Michael Chandler could finish Dan Hooker.

Reporting from ESPN, Khabib Nurmagomedov was asked about who deserves to win the next UFC lightweight title belt. Khabib mentions Dustin Poirier.

‘In my opinion, Dustin Poirier deserves to be the next champion,’ said Khabib.

‘Look at the fighters he has beaten, like Jim Miller, Eddie Alvarez, Anthony Pettis, and Max Holloway. Those are the great fighters in the UFC,’ added The Eagle.

Dustin Poirier is indeed an expert fighter at the UFC. ‘The Diamond’ has been dueling at UFC since 2011.

Poirier has a winning record at the UFC of 19-5 and has won the Interm lightweight belt title.

Dustin Poirier himself now ranks second in the UFC lightweight class. 

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Written by Cristopher Toselli

Cristopher Toselli is one of the major sportswriters of US Sports Data. He has grown up in London and completed his graduation in Computer Science from Warwick University in 2012. Before working here, he worked as an additional sports writer at Daily Observer for five years. Currently, he covers Football, Boxing as well as UFC news.

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