Undefeated UFC lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov turned in a dominant performance against Brazilian striker Edson Barboza at UFC 219 and picked up a unanimous decision win. Nurmagomedov is a perfect 25-0 in his MMA career.
Kevin Lee who came up short against Tony Ferguson for the interim lightweight belt at UFC 216 last October. In his opinion, Khabib Nurmagomedov “looked terrible” in his last performance over Edson Barboza.
“I wasn’t too impressed with Khabib,” Lee said at a media scrum in the lead-up to UFC 222 (h/t MMAFighting). “I’m gonna do ten times the work on Edson… Khabib looked terrible in that fight. He was just barreling straight forward like a tank.”
Lee is now scheduled to face Barboza at the UFC Atlantic City event on April 21.
Just to remind you, UFC champ Conor McGregor also calls Khabib Nurmagomedov’s UFC 219 performance ‘dog sh-t’. so Khabib’s performance was really that bad?
And now Khabib Nurmagomedov has been scheduled for the fourth time against Ferguson at UFC 223 has responded to Lee’s criticisms and said “The Motown Phenom” doesn’t have any heart.
“He wants to be tough but he has very small heart,” Nurmagomedov told Megan Olivi on The Exchange. “Very small heart. When he fought with Tony Ferguson, between second and third round, you guys can watch his face and understand everything. Face never lie. His eyes – when Tony Ferguson talks about, ‘This is my night!’ his face agrees with this.”
UFC 223 is set to take place Saturday, April 7, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn New York.