Khabib Nurmagomedov gives Charles Oliveira a tremendous amount of credit. He even considers Oliveira the current UFC lightweight champion when the promotion does not . With that said, however, there is a big distinction between UFC lightweight champion and undisputed UFC lightweight champion, Nurmagomedov explained in a recent interview with ESPN . In his eyes, Oliveira (33-8 MMA, 21-8 UFC) is the former but not the latter. “If Charles wins against Islam, we have to give him credit,” Nurmagomedov said.
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