Even with Win at UFC 223, Khabib Nurmagomedov Doesn’t Think McGregor Fight Will Ever Happen

By: Tristen Critchfield
Jan 29, 2018

For now, Khabib Nurmagomedov will face Tony Ferguson for the interim – not the undisputed -- lightweight title at UFC 223.

However, Nurmagomedov expects that to change following the conclusion of the April 7 event at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Reigning lightweight champion Conor McGregor has not defended the title since winning it with a second-round stoppage of Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 in November 2016.

“This is not Conor belt. This is not interim Tony Ferguson belt. This is [undisputed] belt,” Nurmagomedov told

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