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4 Opponents For Khabib Nurmagomedov After His Return From Suspension

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UFC 229: Khabib v McGregor
UFC 229: Khabib v McGregor

Following UFC 229, The Ultimate Fighting Championship was left in turmoil with confusion surrounding their UFC Lightweight Championship.

Both Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor were suspended indefinitely following their involvement in the post-fight brawl which broke out. With both fighters facing a hearing from the Nevada Athletic Commission this January to decide their fate, it appears they will not be entering the Octagon for a while.

However, that has not stopped either of them from being challenged to multiple fights. Khabib, in particular, has had more than his fair share of challengers.

When he does return, whoever he fights for the UFC Lightweight Championship will have to have earned the shot. With that in mind, there are quite a few people who might be vying for that shot, and one fighter who might even be willing to fight him in a non-title fight.

With that in mind, let's take a look at four separate opponents for Khabib Nurmagomedov when he returns from suspension.

#1 Tony Ferguson

UFC 229 Khabib v McGregor: Weigh-Ins
UFC 229 Khabib v McGregor: Weigh-Ins

Tony Ferguson is one of the best fighters in the world at the moment, and has quite the streak to show for it. There have been multiple times in the past when Ferguson came close to facing Numragomedov, but for one reason or the other, the actual fight could never take place.

After defeating Anthony Pettis at UFC 229, however, there is no question whatsoever that if there is one person who deserves a shot at Nurmagomedov's title, it is the number one contender, Tony Ferguson.

Following so many convincing performances, it is high time that Ferguson and Nurmagomedov finally do battle.

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