Khabib Nurmagomedov: \u201cOnly One Thing Helps, When You Never Lose, This Is When It\u2019s Real Thing\u201d Khabib Nurmagomedov hasn\u2019t entered the Octagon since the main event of UFC 229, where he choked out Conor McGregor in the fourth round. He was later slapped with a nine-month suspension by NSAC due to his role in the post-fight incident (Khabib leaped over the fence and attacked Conor\u2019s sparring partner Dillon Danis). The undefeated Dagestani defends his 170-pound strap against an interim Lightweight king Dustin Poirier this Saturday, September 7, 2019, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Despite the age of superfights has arrived, it seems Khabib Nurmagomedov remains old-fashioned. The legendary Russian Octagon warrior doesn\u2019t want to go ten pounds down or 15 pounds up because he thinks changing weight divisions won\u2019t boost legacy. He believes defeating every single opponent is more important. (h\/t MMAJunkie) \u201cI think if you want to improve your legacy by changing weight classes, I don\u2019t think this is help for you,\u201d Nurmagomedov said. \u201cOnly one thing helps for you. You have to beat up-and-comers. What about when you beat tough opponents and you\u2019re still undefeated more than the others. I think this is going to improve your legacy.\u201d Khabib Nurmagomedov says the only real way to become great is to remain undefeated. He thinks that consecutive title defenses and zero in the loss column mean more than double champ status. \u201cIf you lose couple times and you win one title, second title, you lose again, and then you win third title, this does not make you great. My opinion, when you\u2019re undefeated long time and you never lose, this is when it\u2019s real thing.\u201d So what do you think? Which criterion defines legacy more \u2013 champ-champ status or a perfect score?