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    Default Khabib Nurmagomedov: 'Anthony Pettis a playboy, not a champion'

    Khabib Nurmagomedov has watched injured UFC champion Anthony Pettis closely the past year or so, and isn't impressed with what he's seen. "I follow his Instagram, and I see every time he parties, and I think he’s a playboy," the Russian said in a recent interview.

    "All my life I’m training hard. I’m training in mountains, I’m wrestling with bears, and all my life I’m training...He’s the champion, but he’s not a true champion."

    Nurmagomedov is undefeated and has won twice since Pettis last fought, and won the UFC title. Since that time, Pettis has been out action with injuries.

    He's currently set to defend the belt next against Gilbert Melendez. Injuries or none, Nurmagomedov doesn't believe a real champion should be able to go so long without defending their title.

    "He hasn’t had a defense," he said.

    "He won the belt, yes, but he’s a paper champion. I think he’s a paper champion. Everyone knows I am the true champion. The next fight, I deserve a title shot. This belt is mine. If UFC says I have a title shot, it will be very good for me. It’s my big dream.”

    Nurmagomedov will likely have to wait for a long while to fight for the title. Though, it seems clear he's trying to make up whatever difference may exist between where he's at and a title shot with talk.
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    Khabib Nurmagomedov: 'Anthony Pettis a playboy, not a champion'

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    It is a very long time to not defend the title. Benson Henderson has had 3 fights since he lost the belt to Pettis. Donald Cerrone has fought and won 5 times since Pettis got the belt ffs.
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    Champions filming TUF sucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sniggles View Post
    Champions filming TUF sucks.
    But its the only way to get the general public interested in the show. They need stars and drama, otherwise people dont give a shit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CtGreat View Post
    But its the only way to get the general public interested in the show. They need stars and drama, otherwise people dont give a shit.
    And while they do that, careers are somewhat on hold just so they can produce a subpar tv show where people get drunk and fight each others with some added bullshit drama between the coaches.

    Having a contender/champion filming a season of TUF creates a void in the weight division for a too long time. I could not care less whether or not the coaches fight after the season is done. Haven't they had to cancel the fights that were supposed to happen multiple times by now anyways...
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    Waste of a belt.

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    Khabib is the absolute scariest challenger Pettis will have to face. He can take down a polar bear and hold it there as long as he wants.

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    Thats a cool story but I'm still waiting on the Cerrone fight he's missed out on twice.

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