Khabib Nurmagomedov wanted to fight for the UFC Lightweight Title at UFC 205, but he instead got paired with and then defeated Michael Johnson at the event. But it wasn't without a battle.
However, during the fight, Nurmagomedov was verbally sparring with Johnson, even telling the fighter to give up during the extended beat down..
“I had a little talk with him; is that not good?” Nurmagomedov said to MMA Junkie. “I told him, ‘Hey, I have to fight for the title. You know this.’ I told him, ‘I don’t want to smash your face, and I already beat you. You have to give up.’ But he kept fighting.”
Nurmagomedov didn't just talk trash to Johnson, he also got into it with UFC President Dana White in between rounds.
“I talked with (Dana White) and said, ‘Hey, don’t send me no more your fake contract. I need real contract!’ He talked about ‘yes, you have to finish this fight.’ I said, ‘you know that I only deserve this. After this fight I want real contract.’ He said, ‘okay, finish this’,” Nurmagomedov said.
Nurmagomedov’s next move has yet to be announced by himself or the UFC, but he is not expected to fight until 2017.