Conor McGregor's coach drops huge hint that Khabib Nurmagomedov fight is next

Branson: Focus on big picture, not small detail

Branson: Focus on big picture, not small detail

Another unknown is just who will compete on the card, but Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, father of Khabib Nurmagomedov, stated that his son and many other great Russian fighters could all be in the Octagon that night.

Dagestan native Nurmagomedov put himself back in the lightweight title picture last month in the co-main event of UFC 219. Tony Ferguson has a fake belt.

Staff at Moscow's Olympiyskiy Stadium (Olympic Stadium), which has a capacity of up to 35,000 spectators, confirmed to RT Sport that a UFC show is booked at the venue for September 14 and 15.

The possibility of a Moscow show was also earlier fueled by current lightweight champion Conor McGregor, who reportedly asked UFC chief White to organize a bout with the undefeated Nurmagomedov in Russian Federation last summer. [Khabib Nurmagomedov] will fight in April first with Tony Ferguson, and then we will receive a date for a fight with [Conor] McGregor. Although the timetable would lay out perfectly if Nurmagomedov could get past the ever-dangerous Tony Ferguson.

Signs point to McGregor sitting out longer than March, to which White has sent a warning. Nobody is interested in fighting for a fake belt. Although it may be too early for such speculation the plan remains that if the UFC is coming to Russia, Nurmagomedov will be there.

"If he waits - I don't think Conor wants to fight until August, but if he waits until August or September, that's around two years since the belt has been defended, and that can't happen".

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