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Khabib Nurmagomedov claims he’s on ‘a different level,’ suggests Lightweight champ Eddie Alvarez is ducking him

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After knocking out Rafael dos Anjos at UFC Fight Night 90 to win the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight title (see it), a huge target on the back of newly-crowned 155-pound kingpin Eddie Alvarez quickly formed.

And, unsurprisingly, one of the men looking to land a bullseye is undefeated (23-0, 7-0 UFC) wrestling standout Khabib Nurmagomedov. But, according to “The Eagle,” Alvarez has conveniently been avoiding his call-outs because he knows he isn’t on his level and — should the fight ever come to fruition — his title reign will be short-lived.

He said as much during a recent interview on “The MMA Hour:”

“I think he wants to make money and fight with like, McGregor or Nate Diaz. I understand him. He want’s to a little bit enjoy the belt. But, UFC gave him a title shot when he had a 2-1 record in UFC. He lose fight, win, has two-fight win streak and UFC give him (title) fight because he No. 1 ranked. But, now I am the No. 1 ranked in Lightweight division and now UFC have to give me title fight and he has to take this fight. But, I don’t understand why he don’t want fight with me. But, I think because I can make him tired, I can take him down and I can finish him. He understands this. He and his coaches understand I am on a different level and he doesn’t want a fight with me. That is 100-percent.”

Nurmagomedov returned after a two-year layoff at UFC on FOX 19 earlier this year, defeating Octagon newcomer Darrell Horcher via unanimous decision. While he would love nothing more than his long-overdue shot at the strap, Tony Ferguson is also pining for his own shot … or a fight against “The ….View full article

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