Newly crowned UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is seemingly enjoying his time as champion. Now the Dagestani native has taken to social media to offer all of his haters a message.
“The Eagle” drew up some controversy when he earned the lightweight title. Conor McGregor initially earned the belt by taking out Eddie Alvarez back in 2016.
“Notorious” has since been inactive inside the octagon, leading the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) to make the decision to strip the fighter of his title at UFC 223.
Consequently, interim champion Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov were set to throw down for the undisputed title at UFC 223. After “El Cucuy” injured his leg on just six days notice, the Dagestani native would ultimately face off against Al Iaquinta in the main event of UFC 223.
Despite the fact that Iaquinta was not even ranked within the top ten of the division at the time, the UFC elected to also strip Ferguson of his interim title so that UFC 223’s main event would be for the undisputed belt.
Nurmagomedov would go on to dominantly defeat Iaquinta for a unanimous decision win. Now the newly crowned champion has taken to social media to let his thoughts on his haters be known.
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