The details of the return of Khabib Nurmagomedov to the octagon became known. Khabib’s manager, Rizvan Magomedov, said his ward will perform in March or April of next year. Probably his next opponent will be Tony Ferguson.
“The next battle of Habib will be held in March or April. Where? This is still a big question. Negotiations are ongoing with different parties. I think we will find out about this within a month.
Of course, either Ferguson or Saint-Pierre will be the rival. If you ask who we would like to see as an adversary of Habib, then this is Saint-Pierre. Not because we are avoiding a duel with Tony. Absolutely not. Saint Pierre is an order of magnitude more dangerous.
Critics, apparently, have forgotten who Saint-Pierre is, as if they began to be interested in MMA only yesterday. Saint-Pierre is a huge name, it is a former champion in two weight categories, who defended the title many times. He is the perfect rival to leave a legacy in MMA. I say this to all critics, all those who say that we are avoiding a fight with Ferguson.
Habib had to fight Tony four times. Twice the fight broke down due to injuries at Habib, twice – due to injuries at Tony. Everyone wanted their fight to take place, but the stars did not agree.
Why Saint Pierre? There are all components: both sport and hype around the battle. The duel with Saint-Pierre will be more interesting and much more gross than with Ferguson. ” – said Rizvan
Source: Sport Express