Khabib Nurmagomedov reckons the Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier rematch will resolve the brand new light-weight champion now he’s out of the nix.
The Infamous returns to the Octagon on January 23 after reversing his determination to retire from UFC for the third time.
Khabib dominated the light-weight division, submitting all challengers after profitable the belt in April 2018.
The Eagle beat McGregor, Poirier and Gaethje over the past two years to defend his title with seemingly little bother in any respect.
He retired after the win over Gaethje in October holding an ideal 29-Zero report in MMA.
Khabib continues to be listed as the present light-weight champion on the UFC’s official rankings web page however he claims that his title will go to the winner of McGregor vs Poirier.
“Prime three [lightweight] fighters proper now?” Nurmagomedov informed Match TV, by way of RT.
“Poirier, McGregor and [Islam] Makhachev. He isn’t within the high 5 but, however these are the most effective fighters.
“My belt might be taken by the winner of Dustin and Conor.”
Khabib determined to retire from MMA following the surprising dying of his father earlier this 12 months and he made a promise to his mom.
He laid his gloves in the course of the octagon and introduced his determination within the quick aftermath of his win over Gaethje.
He stated: “Right now, I wish to say this was my final combat.
“Ain’t no approach I’m going to come back right here with out my father, it was the primary time. After what occurred with my father, when UFC referred to as my about Justin I talked with my mom for 3 days.
“She warned me to not combat with out father, however I promised her it was going to be my final combat.”