Conor McGregor won the lightweight championship back in early November, but before he even had the belt, undefeated contender Khabib Nurmagomedov was already calling him out.
It appears that highly-anticipated tilt is close to happening, as reports detail while McGregor is on his UFC maternal leave absence, Nurmagomedov is getting an interim title shot, setting up a possible unification match in the future:
Paired with an iron jaw and flawless execution in the Octagon, Nurmagomedov would be a nightmare matchup for McGregor.
Nurmagomedov is 24-0 with his last win a submission victory over Michael Johnson.
He then proceeded to call out "chicken" McGregor:
If the reports are true, Tony Ferguson (22-3) would be the only force standing in the way of a Khabib-McGregor super showdown following the reported March 4, UFC 209 bout.
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