And you know what? He was right to do so. Khabib is a 21-0 monster, and a dude who NO ONE knows. When he was linked up with Gilbert Melendez earlier this month, many thought it was a good fight that could determine an upcoming contender, but at the same time, he’s a dangerous fighter that has no marketing backing him up. Camp 209 is wiser than this, and they don’t want any fights that they could potentially lose against someone no one knows.
Dana White revealed that after Gilbert Melendez, Nate Diaz was the latest fighter to back out of a Nurmogomedov fight.
— ONE PUNCH (@EDLEZGIN) January 11, 2014