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first_img Morning Report: Jorge Masvidal praises Conor McGregor: ‘The dude is a f*cking G, bro’ Nightmare Matchup for UFC’s Biggest Stars Which is More Dangerous – MMA or Football? Latest From MMA Warehouse Accessories Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Greatest Highlights of Anderson Silva’s Career Good Night Tee Gloves Sale [Pics] Blind Side’ Football Player, Michael Oher Finally Tells A… Tie Breaker Apparel [Gallery] This Wedding Dress Made Guests Truly Uncomfortable Herald Weekly Standard Ranked Rashguard Standard BJJ Gi King Ryan Longsleeve Shirt Colby Covington rips ‘diva’ Robbie Lawler for leaving American Top Team over a photo Top Contenders for Fight of the Year Lockdown duffle bag Fedor Emelianenko blames the UFC for not having given Khabib Nurmagomedov a title shot yet. Dana White addresses contender status of Colby Covington, Leon Edwards, Corey Andersoncenter_img Should Frankie Edgar finally fight at bantamweight? Coach Ricardo Almeida weighs in 20 Civil War Photos That Will Make You Feel Like You Were There Past Factory [Photos] Best Photos of Woodstock That You Have Never Seen History 101 Sponsored Content Timeline of Israel Adesanya’s Rapid Rise to UFC Contender You Can’t Imagine How Funny These 22 Animal Photobombs… More: Brock Lesnar’s WWE Future After UFC Retirement Fedor Emelianenko seems to think the UFC is giving Khabib Nurmagomedov the shaft.The Russian MMA legend told Ariel Helwani on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour that he is not sure if the promotion is giving his countryman a fair shake. Emelianenko questioned if the UFC would want Nurmagomedov as lightweight champion.“He’s a candidate for a fight for a very long time, but he doesn’t have a chance at that fight,” Emelianenko said through an interpreter. “They wouldn’t like that opportunity for him.” 25 Most Anticipated Movies of 2019 Direct Expose Gordon Ryan Competition Kit More From MMA Fighting ProMax 440 BJJ GI Recommended by ABC passes rule alteration to definition of grounded fighter Video: Aalon Cruz scores ridiculous jumping knee KO on Contender Series Nurmagomedov (24-0) will get to fight for a UFC lightweight belt — an interim title, though — against Tony Ferguson in the co-main event of UFC 209 on March 4 in Las Vegas. The undefeated Dagestani wrecking ball is 8-0 in the UFC and has dominated in most contests. Nurmagomedov, 28, has not gotten a title shot up until this point despite that impressive résumé. However, a good amount of that is probably owed to a long history with injuries. Still, Emelianenko points at the UFC. Nurmagomedov was very much deserving of a chance at the title at UFC 205 back in November when he fought and beat Michael Johnson. “The Eagle” thought before that event he had a shot lined up, Conor McGregor, then the featherweight champion, got the chance against Eddie Alvarez instead.“I think Khabib is a very good fighter and he has everything going for him to become champion with the UFC,” Emelianenko said. “Another thing to continue is whether the UFC wants that or not.”Emelianenko, 40, himself will meet Matt Mitrione in the main event of Bellator 172 on Saturday night in San Jose, Calif. He had a chance to sign with the UFC when he was a free agent last year, but chose Bellator for a number of reasons. “The Last Emperor” said he could not come to an agreement on multiple things with the UFC, has a long relationship with Bellator president Scott Coker, and Bellator agreed to have some of his teammates and students compete for the promotion.When asked why he thought Nurmagomedov was not getting the opportunities he deserves, Emelianenko said it was not clear to him, but theorized it had to do with “politics.”“I don’t know,” Emelianenko said. “That’s just the politics in the UFC. For me, a lot of UFC actions are still a mystery.” Latest From Our Partnerslast_img

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