UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov recently signed a new contract with the promotion. According to his manager, Ali Abdelaziz, the new deal includes an interesting clause involving former welterweight and middleweight titleholder Georges St-Pierre.
Nurmagomedov is set to face interim titleholder Dustin Poirier at UFC 242.
UFC 242 will take place on September 7 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. A venue for the event has not yet been announced, but in the past the promotion had built temporary outdoor venues to host their pay-per-view fights.
As for what the Georges St-Pierre clause includes, Khabib’s manager would not clarify with ESPN’s Brett Okamoto but did indicate that the clause includes a guaranteed meeting with St-Pierre in the future.
In addition to UFC 242, Khabib Nurmagomedov has signed a new multi-fight deal with the UFC, per his manager Ali Abdelaziz. Terms not disclosed, however Abdelaziz said there is a clause in the contract in the event Khabib ever fights GSP. That’s apparently already been negotiated.
The Dagestani champion became the first Russian and first Muslim to win a UFC championship thanks in large part to his training by his father, Abdulmanap. His father was a wrestler and trained in judo and sambo in the military before converting the ground floor of Nurmagomedov’s home into a gym. Khabib developed into two-time Combat Sambo World Champion before joining the UFC.
Nurmagomedov had his most recent outing was his fourth-round submission win over McGregor at UFC 229 in Las Vegas where he retained his title on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018.
With the win, Khabib advanced to 27-0 in his professional career. His 27 consecutive wins gives him the longest winning streak in all of mixed martial arts. Khabib first won the vacant lightweight championship on April 7, 2018 at UFC 223 when he scored a dominant decision win over Al Iaquinta in Brooklyn, New York. He became the first Russian to win a UFC title. The submission victory over McGregor was his first title defense.