White: Diaz declined, nobody wants to fight Khabib

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Khabib Nurmagomedov is off to a very impressive 5-0 start in the UFC’s ultra talented and crowded lightweight division, and apparently is having issues getting a next opponent.

A Twitter user tweeted to UFC President Dana White that he would like to see Khabib fight former lightweight number one contender Nate Diaz:

@edelzgin: @TeamKhabib @danawhite @NateDiaz209 all want to see this fight! pic.twitter.com/XEHDERFWUy

Dana White responded quickly to the user that the fight had been considered, but the Diaz camp turned the offer down:

@danawhite: @EDLEZGIN @TeamKhabib Nate turned the fight down

Nurmagomedov had previously been rumored to fight Gilbert Melendez, but the fight disappeared. So now it’s still up in the air who the rising prospect will face next.