Khabib Nurmagomedov positions himself because the UFC lightweight who would have one of the best likelihood of turning into the brand new champion, and this man is one in every of his former opponents.
Since asserting his retirement following his submission victory over Justin Gaethje at UFC 254, Khabib has left the sector open for the lightweight title, though it’s nonetheless in his possession at present. the UFC doesn’t need to rush to take it away.
Enter tonight’s co-main occasion at UFC 256, pitting Tony Ferguson towards the one who has simply invited himself within the title race Charles Oliveira, the headliner UFC 257 on January 23 between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier, or Gaethje and the newcomer of the Bellator Michael Chandler, troublesome to resolve on who will occupy the throne of the division.
Khabib nonetheless has his concept.
“I think Dustin Poirier has the best luck,” mentioned ‘The Eagle’ throughout his recent press conference in Moscow. “I’ve a sense he is at his peak at present. Indeed, he misplaced towards me, however he had an ideal run earlier than our battle and received an ideal victory towards a prime 5 fighter afterwards. So, I consider Dustin has a slight edge over the others. “
Objective opinion or slightly increase within the type of encouragement to whoever is making ready to face McGregor, the latter remaining to today the most important rival of the Dagestanese?
Difficult to say as a result of it’s true that every of the contenders talked about above have severe property to take the belt. With this competitors on the prime, the lightweight division is ready to draw consideration to itself once more in 2021.