There is a great deal of uncertainty at the minute when it will come to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light-weight division. That’s mainly because the latest champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov, is retired from the activity and is articles with leaving the combat activity with a perfect history (29-, 13- UFC). According to UFC President, Dana White, what takes place upcoming at 155 lbs . will appear down to a conference with “The Eagle” in a pair of weeks on “Fight Island.”
“I get on the airplane on Monday and head to Abu Dhabi, I do not know when he [Khabib] gets there, but he and I are established to fulfill as soon as he comes,” White reported during a modern Q&A with Laura Sanko.
In the meantime, the 155-pound division continue to has to go on and a massive fight between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier — which is established to go down at UFC 257 on Jan. 23, 2021 — will very likely decide the up coming title contender in the division.
“I really do not know if that’s where by the media will set them [in the rankings] or regardless of what, but yeah, whoever wins that combat is in all probability upcoming in line,” White included.
Continue to, should really Khabib decide to mount a comeback for a single far more combat, he has gone on report a lot of times to say he has no fascination in a rematch versus “Notorious” or “The Diamond” since he by now submitted both of them.
Moreover, several imagine the only struggle that would entice Nurmagomedov to return is 1 versus previous UFC Welterweight and Middleweight winner, Georges St-Pierre. But, in accordance to White, that struggle is at this time not on his radar.
“I have not pursued that struggle at all — I have not talked to either just one of them at all,” he stated.
Nonetheless, potentially that could be the ace up his sleeve in preparation for his big conference with his 155-pound champion. But, if nothing arrives out of it, then the promotion is presently eying a probable scrap among Justin Gaethje and Charles Oliveira, which could also provide the future title challenger.
And let us not forget about the pivotal match up among Dan Hooker and Michael Chandler, which is established to co-headline UFC 257.