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  • 01-10-2014, 10:47 AM
    Sakara=Excitement
    Khabib Nurmagomedov Fires Off Barb at Gilbert Melendez
    http://fiveouncesofpain.com/2014/01/...bert-melendez/

    khabib nurmagomedov ✔ @TeamKhabib
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    Who know where is my opponent? He is lost somewhere, I want to call police to help me !

    khabib nurmagomedov ✔ @TeamKhabib
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    Police did good job lol
    6:37 PM - 9 Jan 2014
  • 01-04-2014, 11:35 PM
    Sakara=Excitement
    Gilbert Melendez vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov Scrapped From UFC 170, Because Dana White Said So
    http://www.cagepotato.com/gilbert-me...white-said-so/

    Keeping with the UFC’s recently instituted tradition of announcing a fight and immediately shuffling it to another card or cancelling it outright, it appears that the exciting matchup between top lightweight contenders Gilbert Melendez and Khabib Nurmagomedov has been scrapped from UFC 170. Dana White elaborated on the cancellation in an interview with FOX Sports yesterday:

    Not happening.

    OK, so maybe “elaborate” wasn’t the best word to use there.

    Melendez vs,. Nurmagomedov was made official in the wake of UFC 168 last weekend, but details are still scarce as to why the fight has suddenly been cancelled. Official CP theory: The bears finally had their revenge on the Nurmagomedov family. Both “The Nurm” and Melendez are coming off big wins, over Pat Healy and Diego Sanchez at UFC 165 and 166, respectively, so the fight made perfect sense from a matchmaking standpoint. Be that as it may, the UFC is currently seeking a replacement opponent for the Russian.

    Who would you like to see Nurmagomedov fight next, Nation? Michael Johnson? Edson Barboza? Little Moe with the gimpy leg?
  • 12-30-2013, 12:29 PM
    Sakara=Excitement
    White now says Melendez vs. Nurmagomedov not official for UFC 170
    http://mmajunkie.com/2013/12/white-n...l-for-ufc-170/

    Apparently, a bout between lightweights Gilbert Melendez (22-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) and Khabib Nurmagomedov (21-0 MMA, 5-0 UFC) isn’t official for UFC 170, after all.

    Soon after Saturday’s UFC 168 event, the official “UFC Tonight” Twitter account announced the fight was set. Soon after, though, UFC President Dana White denied that.

    As he wrote on Twitter: “Not true, this fight is not done yet.”
    Although not officially, the bout is targeted for UFC 170, which takes place Feb. 22 at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.

    If it’s ultimately booked, Melendez will return following his “Fight of the Year” candidate with Diego Sanchez, whom he beat via unanimous decision at UFC 166 in October. That fight marked the first win in the UFC for “El Nino,” who debuted in the promotion with a title fight loss to then-champion Benson Henderson in April. Prior to the debut, he built a seven-fight winning streak as a champion with Strikeforce.

    Nurmagomedov would look to keep his perfect record intact. The Russian finished 2013 with a 3-0 record with decision wins over Pat Healy and Abel Trujillo at UFC 165 and 160, respectively, and a knockout win over Thiago Tavares in January.

    The current UFC 170 card includes:

    Champ Ronda Rousey vs. Sara McMann – for women’s bantamweight title
    Daniel Cormier vs. Rashad Evans
    Rory MacDonald vs. Demian Maia
    Rafael dos Anjos vs. Rustam Khabilov
    Mike Pyle vs. T.J. Waldburger
    Raphael Assuncao vs. Francisco Rivera
    Stephen Thompson vs. Robert Whittaker
  • 12-25-2013, 12:38 AM
    Sniggles
    A trained bear.
  • 12-23-2013, 09:41 PM
    Fe1
    That fucking guy wrestled a fucking bear when he was a kid! How could anyone think he'll lose?
  • 12-23-2013, 07:09 PM
    MMA4EVERRR
    Quote Originally Posted by Fedorlei Gomipierre View Post
    Khabib's striking still has a ways to go, he was getting punched up in the Healy fight. I think Gildozer outworks him, outpoints him and gets the decision with a ton of output.
    Diego's striking has gotten so predictable and sloppy, yet he was able to find Gil's face a few times. He also got Gil down early too. I think biggest thing working for Khabib is his wrestling. He just comes forward each time, and has gotten better with each step up in competition. Not to mention one of the biggest things working against Gil is his cardio. He seems to fade in fights when the action is bought to him, and I think it was the reason why he let himself get uppercut by Diego in that 3rd round.

    Khabib, from what I know, trains with AKA while stateside, and having Josh Thomson give him some insight is always a good thing. I see this fight being a lot closer than Gil bulldozing his way to a decision.
  • 12-23-2013, 06:33 PM
    Fedorlei Gomipierre
    Khabib's striking still has a ways to go, he was getting punched up in the Healy fight. I think Gildozer outworks him, outpoints him and gets the decision with a ton of output.
  • 12-23-2013, 05:14 PM
    IceCold48
    I dont know guys I think Gilbert takes it.
  • 12-23-2013, 01:24 PM
    cosmicsunn
    Kabibs a beast and I think he'll grapple Gilbert to win a decision.
  • 12-23-2013, 12:22 PM
    CA_Gas Bag
    Don't care who wins, it should be an awesome fight.
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