It was announced late Monday that UFC Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez will be defending his championship against UFC Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor in the main event of UFC 205. Not everyone was happy about the main event announcement
One of the fighters who is not happy about the main event is current lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov, who vented his frustrations via Twitter.
I have two bout agreements that bullshit champ refuses to sign. I got used the whole time to make Conor and Eddie get on their knees and beg— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) September 27, 2016
Just for the record @Ealvarezfight and @TheNotoriousMMA fear me I'm just a man. Your time will come to get my hands on you— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) September 27, 2016
Nurmagomedov also took his disdain for the main event to his Instagram account, where he called the UFC a “freak show” and he also claimed that the UFC “was a sport” when he signed with them several years back.
В то время когда я подписывал контракт с @ufc это ещё был спортом, щас это перешло в шоу, или как это назвать я не знаю, единственное что меня держит в этом гребенном так называемом спорте - это то что я не хочу останавливаться на пол пути, этому меня не учили, я продолжу идти ИншаАллагь. When I signed agreement with @UFC it was sport. Now it became a freak show, or I don't know how to call it right. Only thing that keeping me in this cracking sport, is that I don't want to stop on the halfway, I wasn't raised like this, not a quiter. I'll keep moving forward InshaAllah.
Michael Johnson, who is coming off of a knockout win over Dustin Poirier at UFC Fight Night 94, has issued a challenge to Nurmagomedov. The fighter was quick to respond.
@FollowTheMenace any time anywhere, #205 @danawhite @ufc— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) September 27, 2016
UFC President Dana White noted on ESPN's SportsCenter that Khabib actually called him and asked for the fight at UFC 205.
UFC 205 takes place on November 12 from Madison Square Garden in New York City.