Khabib Nurmagomedov recently caused a stir on social media after he directly addressed his former opponent’s wishes. At UFC 268, former interim lightweight champion Justin Gaethje rebounded from a loss to Nurmagomedov by defeating Michael Chandler via unanimous decision. Gaethje felt he was due for a title shot after the win, but Nurmagomedov felt that chance belongs to Islam Makhachev and relayed his message on social media. “Just shut up and admit that Islam deserves this title shot, not you,” Nurmagomedov wrote on social media . The message left some wondering if it was Nurmagomedov or his manager Ali Abdelaziz who wrote the statement, but the former champion confirmed he was the one who sent the message. “It was myself,” Nurmagomedov told ESPN

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