After all, the Nevada State Athletic Commission delivered its verdict on the controversial aftermath of UFC 229 and handed the 30-year-old Russian fighter a nine-month suspension and a $500,000 (£380,950) fine.
"I'm ready to fight, they were the ones who banned me".
While incredibly noble, Nurmagomedov's decision puts a bit of a hold on the entire lightweight division. Not only did he outline his plans for Daniel Cormier should the Heavyweight Champ for three more fights, but he also pegged Tony Ferguson as the fighter most deserving of a shot at Khabib Nurmagomedov's UFC title, when lightweight champion returns from suspension.
Fortunately, UFC President Dana White has an idea to solve said issue.
"Yeah, it probably would. That surprised me, but in general he's a regular guy", said Nurmagomedov. "It was really nice to hear his speech, how he praised me and said that the country was proud and was waiting to welcome me home".
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"It was interesting for me how he would sit there [amid so many people]", Nurmagomedov said.
Although an interim lightweight title is a mere idea as of now, Nurmagomedov believes it will happen and has already given names of two the men he sees fighting for it.
"It could be between [Dustin] Poirier and [Tony] Ferguson".
"Honestly, I didn't recognize them, apart from Leonardo DiCaprio ..."
However, Khabib has revealed that the Boxing Federation of Russia made him an offer to fight at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow this summer. At the moment I don't know for sure'.