Father of UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov placed in medically induced coma

The father and original trainer of Khabib Nurmagomedov was placed in a medically induced coma in Moscow, the UFC lightweight champion’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz, told ESPN on Tuesday.  Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, 57, was transported via airlift from his native Dagestan earlier this month and underwent heart surgery. Khabib Nurmagomedov later confirmed Read more

Dana White expects Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje in summer, Fight Island a possible location

One of the biggest UFC fights of the year carries the possibility of taking place on Fight Island. While speaking to ESPN 1000 in Chicago on Tuesday, UFC president Dana White said the highly-anticipated showdown between undisputed lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and interim champ Justin Gaethje could take place at Read more

UFC 249: Dana White may stumble into Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor II in 2020 after all

In these already unprecedented times with professional sports coming to a standstill amid the coronavirus outbreak, Dana White’s bold mission that the show must go on has taken an almost comical feel.  The UFC president has largely dismissed the warnings of local and federal guidelines during this global pandemic and Read more

Khabib Nurmagomedov won’t fight at UFC 249 vs. Tony Ferguson amid coronavirus pandemic

After weeks of drama over the status of UFC 249 and the planned main event between lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and challenger Tony Ferguson, the fight appears to finally be called off. UFC president Dana White has repeatedly stated the event would move forward at a still unannounced location during Read more

Khabib Nurmagomedov, Frankie Edgar top our list of the 10 greatest lightweight fighters in MMA history

The lightweight division within MMA has a complicated history. The UFC simply did away with the 155-pound ranks for years, leaving the division to flourish outside the Octagon until the stars aligned to finally construct a fully-functioning lightweight division. In recent years, the lightweight division has flourished into a big-money Read more

UFC 249: Khabib Nurmagomedov returns to Russia to finish training camp with event location still undetermined

As UFC president Dana White continues to insist the UFC 249 bout between lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson will move forward despite the global coronavirus pandemic, the champ has returned to Russia for the final weeks of his training camp. Nurmagomedov had been training at AKA in San Read more

2020 UFC event schedule: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson still planned amid coronavirus outbreak

Following a 2019 filled with sport-changing moments, the UFC’s calendar for the first quarter of 2020 showed no signs of things slowing down for the world’s premier mixed martial arts organization. Unfortunately, the UFC schedule was brought to a screeching halt amid the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe.  We began Read more

Khabib Nurmagomedov believes Tony Ferguson is capable of upset at UFC 249: ‘He is the real deal’

The two best lightweight fighters in the world will square off on Saturday, April 18 in Brooklyn when Khabib Nurmagomedov finally touches gloves with Tony Ferguson in a fight that’s quite possibly the best that can be made on paper across combat sports.  A great part of what makes the Read more

UFC 249 fight card, date, rumors: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson headlines latest PPV in Brooklyn

While it feels like tempting the fight gods to even acknowledge it, Tony Ferguson and lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov are finally set to step into the Octagon to face off in the main event of UFC 249. This is the fifth attempt to get the men in the cage together, Read more