UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov said he was in talks over headlining a fight night in Abu Dhabi this September, during an interview in Moscow on Tuesday.
“We’re working on this. UFC told me that they are working on this. I just came back from Dubai and very soon news is coming. Very soon,” Nurmagomedov told reporters after an event at the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics.
He also seemed to confirm that his opponent would be the winner of the upcoming Max Holloway-Dustin Poirier UFC 236 main fight.
Asked who he would prefer to face, Khabib said it would be more exciting for fans to see him go up against Holloway, given other big names in UFC are out of contention.