Umar Nurmagomedov, the 24-year-old unbeaten cousin of UFC light-weight champ Khabib, is apparently set to make his UFC launching on the January UFC 257 fight card topped by the rematch in between Conor McGregor andDustin Poirier
Speaking to TASS news firm, Kazakh fighter Sergey Morozov stated that he will fight the 12-0 Nurmagomedov on the January 23 card most likely to be on ‘Fight Island’ in Abu Dhabi.
Should that occur, it will mark the very first time that McGregor and a member of the Nurmagomedov household will have remained in or around the very same area given that the now notorious UFC 229 post-fight brawl.
“I will fight Umar Nurmagomedov at UFC 257,” Morozov specified.
Bantamweight fighter Umar will get in the UFC just like his older cousin did – without a loss on his record. Also like Khabib, Umar’s record shows a number of submissions and consentaneous choice success, recommending that he utilizes a comparable kind of technique to his world champ kin.
So far the outcomes have actually promoted themselves however having actually blooded himself on occasions for promos like Gorilla Fighting Championship and the Professional Fighters League, the time has actually come for the greatest phase of them all.
And it does not get much larger than a Conor McGregorfight
While the Nurmagomedov- McGregor competition hasn’t been stired much given that the Russian champ revealed his retirement from combined martial arts last month, it is clear that acrimony sticks around – with some questioning whether Umar Nurmagomedov’s proposed existence on the card may result in a reviving of the competition.
It is uncertain if Umar, who is a regular training partner of Khabib’s, may welcome his older cousin to corner him needs to he wind up at UFC 257 – however if he does, you can anticipate to hear a lot more in the coming weeks about that specific subplot.
Umar was initially arranged to make his UFC launching along with Khabib on ‘Fight Island’ at UFC 254 however was required to withdraw through disease.