Khabib: Poirier “won temporary belt” at UFC 236

UFC lightweight king Khabib Nurmagomedov (27-0) slammed the interim champion in his division Dustin Poirier (25-5) by saying that his title means pretty much nothing. The 30-year-old American got the gold around his waist after he defeated Max Holloway at UFC 236 and now “The Diamond” will be facing Khabib in the fall of 2019.

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But the 30-year-old Russian is clearly not impressed with Poirier’s title and said that he’s currently in negotiations for a lightweight title unification bout with the American Top Team product in September.

“Poirier won a temporary belt. Temporary,” Nurmagomedov said at M-1 Apeha, per’s Drake Riggs.

“I have a real one. The only thing that attracts me in this battle is the new belt. It’s pretty. And the rival is a very good one, we cannot underestimate him, he defeated many top fighters. In the UFC they say that I will fight Poirer in a little more than five months. It is difficult to negotiate with me, I am with my principles. I hope the negotiations will go well and in September we will fight.”

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Khabib hasn’t fought since last October when he destroyed Conor McGregor at UFC 229 in Las Vegas. “The Eagle” is still serving his 9-months NSAC ban for the melee that took place after his fight with the Irish.

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