Unbeaten Nurmagomedov Answers Cerrone’s Challenge

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Khabib Nurmagomedov has accepted the challenge of Donald Cerrone.

Even prior to defeating Jim Miller, Cerrone let it be known he would welcome a fight with the unbeaten Nurmagomedov, who has had trouble finding an opponent in the UFC’s lightweight division.

Now, with “Cowboy” riding a four-fight win streak – all of which have been finishes – he has heard back from Nurmagomedov.

“Let’s go,” the fourth-ranked Nurmagomedov wrote on Twitter after Cerrone’s second round knockout win over Miller. “I’m ready.”

Nurmagomedov (22-0) is coming off three straight decision wins over Rafael dos Anjos, Pat Healy and Abel Trujillo. He is 6-0 since signing with the UFC in 2012.

Later, Nurmagomedov added in a message sent to UFC president Dana White that “I want 5 rounds with Cerrone, I want to test myself.”

  • fanoftna33 says:

    answered, confirmed the fight, signed the contract and promptly blew his damm knee out training, fight was set for Sept 27th now off. Bad luck.

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  • Richard Stabone says:

    Definitely a bummer. So with Khabib out, how bout replacing him with Nate? :)

    That’s one rematch I wouldn’t mind at all, and I know Cowboy would love a chance to avenge that loss.

    Dana could make a side bet with Nate… finish Cowboy & we’ll tear up the current contract and redo it to match what Gil is getting paid. Fail to finish Cowboy & Nate has to agree to finish out his current deal with no more bitching. Don’t be scared, homie.

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  • hindsightufuk says:

    would love to see that Richard, first fight was great fun. Would also like to see another Benson Henderson rematch. I know Benson is already 2 up, but that was in the WEC, things have changed. it’d be an awesome fight once again

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