Khabib Nurmagomedov Releases Statement Regarding Reduced Suspensions for Teammates

By Nathan Zur May 23, 2019
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An official announcement of the Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight title unification bout between current king Khabib Nurmagomedov and newly-crowned interim ace Dustin Poirier is imminent after the reduced sanctions handed down to Nurmagomedov’s teammates Abubakar Nurmagomedov and Zubaira Tukhugov for their roles in the post-UFC 229 brawl.

“The Eagle” had made it clear to UFC officials that he wouldn’t fight inside the Octagon until both his teammates were eligible to compete.

Yesterday, the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) issued a statement detailing the reduced suspensions handed down to both of Nurmagomedov’s teammates by 35 days, which now paves the way for an official announcement of the title fight between the current champ and his challenger.

The unification bout is rumored to take place at UFC 242 on Sept. 7 in Abu Dhabi.

Nurmagomedov shared the news of the reduced suspensions on his Instagram account:



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