Even with Win at UFC 223, Khabib Nurmagomedov Doesn’t Think McGregor Fight Will Ever Happen

By Tristen Critchfield Jan 29, 2018

For now, Khabib Nurmagomedov will face Tony Ferguson for the interim – not the undisputed -- lightweight title at UFC 223.

However, Nurmagomedov expects that to change following the conclusion of the April 7 event at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Reigning lightweight champion Conor McGregor has not defended the title since winning it with a second-round stoppage of Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 in November 2016.

“This is not Conor belt. This is not interim Tony Ferguson belt. This is [undisputed] belt,” Nurmagomedov told


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