Since Poirier won the interim lightweight title in April by defeating Max Holloway, the expectation has been that he’ll face the champ Nurmagomedov next. More recently there’s been extensive talk that the bout could go down at UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi.
Well, speaking of UFC 242, recently Khabib’s longtime striking coach Javier Mendez posted the comment below:
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I have to change to fight is not official yet ♂️ but I am Excited to start camp with the @khabib_nurmagomedov should it become official for Sept 7th @ufc Abu Dhabi against a very tough challenge in Dustin Poirier. But at end of that Night it will be and Still photo credit @frujuice_athletics #family #professional #reebok #reeboksponsored
Despite all the talk about Khabib – Poirier, there’s still been some debate as to whether this bout will in fact go down. But, as noted above, increasingly it looks like the unification fight will take place sooner than later.