The awaited unannounced news of UFC lightweight champion Khabib and Dustin Porier the interim champion, has officially been scheduled for UFC 242.
Following a report by Okamoto, from ESPN, after speaking with Khabib’s manager, Ali Abdelziz, said the match was going to create an evolution which would birth a new UFC contract for Khabib. But more intriguing, the contract was supposed to come with an assurance that Khabib would fight with his long awaited rival Georges.
“In addition to UFC 242, Khabib Nurmagomedov has signed a new multi-fight deal with the UFC, per his manager Ali Abdelaziz,” Okamoto reported on Twitter. “Terms not disclosed, however Abdelaziz said there is a clause in the contract in the event Khabib ever fights GSP. That’s apparently already been negotiated.”
Sadly, news about the supposed statement happens to be insufficient. It’s not obvious what exactly was to be communicated. From all so far, it’s likely obvious that Khabib and his team are not backing down on the match with GSP.
GSP, who presently is retired, and hasn’t engaged in a fight from late 2017 till, after he yielded Michael Bisping to earning the UFC middleweight title. Defeating Bisping happens to be Georges’ on my match since 2013, when he carried out his last act of defense of his welterweight championship title with a defeat of judgement of Hendricks then commenced on a long break.
Khabib Nurmagomedov, on the other hand, was last seen in action in October, when he submitted his arch rival Conor McGregor in the fourth round of the UFC 229 main event, retaining his title in the process. In his next most recent fight, he claimed the vacant title with a decision defeat of short-notice replacement opponent Al Iaquinta.