Opposite him stands the surging 'Diamond, ' with Poirier recently winning the interim crown in a gripping victory over Featherweight kingpin Max Holloway.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship will hold "UFC 242" on September 7, 2019 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
The UFC have confirmed that undefeated lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov will return to the Octagon to face Dustin Poirier at UFC 242 in September in Abu Dhabi. Nurmagomedov had claimed he would not fight until they were cleared.
The rugged 30-year-old UFC veteran Poirer, who had previously never won a title, overcame the odds to defeat Holloway to finally become a world champion. That being said, it seems Khabib Nurmagomedov and his team are still not giving up on a fight with Georges St-Pierre. A massive melee ensued and both fighters were suspended, Nurmagomedov for nine months and McGregor for six.
Khabib Nurmagomedov, the UFC lightweight champion, has gained extreme popularity following his victory in a fight against now "retired" Conor McGregor in October 2018, the UFC lightweight champion, has gained extreme popularity following his victory in a fight against now "retired" Conor McGregor in October 2018. "The UFC history has not known such financial terms". "This is why he's the highest-paid athlete in the UFC today", Abdelaziz added.
According to USA media reports, Nurmagomedov's cousin Abubakar Nurmagomedov and a teammate Zubaira Tukhugov will also compete in Abu Dhabi, with the rest of the card yet to be announced.