Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Nate Diaz fight in the works for September
We are finally getting some news on what is next for the Lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov.
There is been a lot going on lately in the lightweight division: Khabib really wanted to fight GSP but they couldn’t make a deal with the UFC. Because of Khabib’s suspension, UFC set up a fight for an interim title between Dustin Poirier and Max Holloway. Apparently, Ferguson was offered to fight for an interim title against Max first but he refused the offer. Also, we heard some rumors that Tony Ferguson might have some mental problems and who knows if we’ll even see him fight ever again. It doesn’t look like his fight with Khabib is meant to be…
Update on the Tony Ferguson story, which was first reported by @mmajunkiesteven. Here is a statement from Ferguson’s wife, via her lawyer, provided to ESPN: https://t.co/bQF3yOKxYF pic.twitter.com/2j4JHTdENG
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) March 15, 2019
So, what is going on with “The Eagle”? Khabib recently mentioned in the social media that he will next fight in September but he didn’t reveal his opponent. Khabib also said that two of his suspended teammates Zubaira Tukhugov and Abubakar Nurmagomedov will also fight in September which is interesting because they are suspended until October. Maybe there is something we don’t know and they have a deal to shorten their suspension?
Who will Khabib fight in September? According to the insider Dizz in Indy, Khabib vs Nate Diaz fight is in the works at the moment per two sources from Las Vegas.
The talk from Las Vegas from 2 different sources is Khabib Numagomedov vs Nate Diaz is in discussions for September.
— #Dizz© in Indy (@TalkMMA) March 14, 2019
Is it true or it’s just another rumor?
First of all, it matches what Khabib recently mentioned about fighting in September.
Then, another thing… Is it a coincidence that Nate Diaz a day before that posted this in his Twitter?
Sambo ? pic.twitter.com/8YgtQrpRuD
— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) March 12, 2019
There is been no info from the official sources yet but Khabib vs Diaz fight is definitely a possibility. No question it will attract a lot of attention as Nate Diaz has a large fanbase. Also, Khabib and Diaz had a beef in the past which will make it easy to sell the fight.
Looking at it from Khabib’s side, I don’t see why not as long as it makes sense moneywise. Diaz is a good matchup for Khabib and should be a pretty comfortable fight for him. It’s not a legacy fight for Nurmagomedov (like he wanted) but at least he’ll get a good paycheck plus another title defense in the pocket and will keep his undefeated streak going.
What do you guys think of the rumors about Khabib vs Diaz fight? Do you think I’m crazy to think this fight will actually take place?