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Morning Report: Khabib Nurmagomedov says Eddie Alvarez turned down multiple offers to fight him

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Number one lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov took shots at lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez, calling him a “chicken” and threating to “rearrange his fat face.”

Khabib Nurmagomedov has made one thing abundantly clear: his next fight will be for the UFC lightweight championship.

The undefeated Dagestani fighter and number one lightweight contender has been chasing down a title for years now, but injuries have intervened prevent him from getting the elusive title shot. Recently, with the booking of Tony Ferguson (the presumptive foil for Nurmagomedov should he not receive a title shot) against Rafael dos Anjos, all signs pointed towards a Nurmagomedov title shot against reigning champion Eddie Alvarez. However, yesterday a rumor began circulating that Nurmagomedov would be fighting Edson Barboza at UFC 204. In response, Nurmagomedov took to Twitter to refute the rumor and lay down a threat to the lightweight champion.

To be clear the only fight I fight next is title fight against anybody @Ealvarezfight the more you duck me I will punish u @danawhite

— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) August 16, 2016

Ever since his victory over Rafael dos Anjos in April of 2014, Nurmagomedov has been angling for a shot at the title. Now that he is back from a long injury hiatus, Nurmagomedov believes he should finally get his chance to fight for the belt. Unfortunately for Khabib, Alvarez shows no interest in taking a fight with him. Instead Alvarez is pursuing a fight with the winner of this weekend’s Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor rematch.

In light of this, and perhaps in reaction to yet another title shot seemingly slipping through his fingers, Nurmagomedov then proceeded to engage in an impromptu Twitter Q & A where he continuously went in on Alvarez, calling him “chicken” and ….View full article

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