Khabib Nurmagomedov smashed Michael Johnson at the UFC 205: “Alvarez vs. McGregor” pay-per-view (PPV) event last Saturday night (Nov. 12, 2016) inside Madison Square Garden in New York City.
His destruction of “The Menace” not only improved his mixed martial arts (MMA) record to 24-0, it also moved him to No. 1 in the official UFC rankings (see them here), ahead of fellow contender and near-miss opponent Tony Ferguson.
Now it’s time for his 155-pound title shot ... or else.
There’s just one little problem.
The combatant holding the lightweight title, Conor McGregor, is lukewarm on the idea of an “Eagle” fight, after the “pull-out merchant” missed a handful of important contests over the past few years due to injuries.
As of now, no decision has been made in terms of the future of the division, or even if McGregor will defend his lightweight title. Add that to his “Notorious” paternity leave and Nurmagomedov may be out of work for the time being, and maybe even forever.
Can’t say he didn’t warn you.