Khabib Nurmagomedov has had a rough year with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). The UFC lightweight contender was set to battle for the interim title earlier this year. However, "The Eagle" was pulled from his match up against Tony Ferguson on short notice. Nurmagomedov was rushed to the hospital due to weight management issues, causing the fighter to miss the exciting co-main event match up. Khabib Nurmagomedov cleaning the mats after a hard day of practice That being said, things are not all bad for the lightweight contender. Nurmagomedov is still undefeated as a mixed martial artist, with 24 victories to his professional record. Eight of the fighter's wins have come from inside the octagon. Beyond that, Nurmagomedov now has his next fight locked in. The fighter is set to take on Edson Barboza at UFC 219. The event goes down Dec. 30 inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Barboza is on a three fight winning streak at the moment, having most recently earned a knockout victory over Beneil Dariush. Khabib Nurmagomedov hits the scales Still, rather Nurmagomedov has a fight locked in or is suffering issues with his weight cuts, the UFC lightweight contender always has his wife to return home to. Now a rare photo of the woman has surfaced to the internet, check it out down below: For more MMA news click here.