UFC: State of The Lightweight Division

With UFC lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov likely facing a lengthy suspension and or possibly attempting to be released from the promotion, chances are he will get stripped of his title or an interim lightweight title will be introduced in his absence. “If I have to be arrested, then I have to be arrested.” Those were the words  spoken by the self proclaimed Floyd Mayweather of mixed martial arts following his win at UFC 229. While Khabib Nurmagomedov hasn’t been arrested, it looks like he won’t be allowed to make a…

What’s next for Khabib Nurmagomedov?

Khabib Nurmagomedov is officially the UFC’s lightweight champion, now comes the hard part, defending his title. Its obvious who the fans want him to fight, but will it happen? With Khabib Nurmagomedov now holding the UFC’s lightweight championship following his dominant win over Al Iaquinta on short notice at UFC 223, you would think that the division has undergone some form of clarity, instead more questions have emerged since winning the gold. Most notably the question of Nurmagomedov’s next opponent. The 29-year-old has been somewhat of a mystical entity throughout…