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Abus Magomedov not interested in slow road following stellar UFC debut: 'I'm all in'

After announcing his arrival in the octagon with a 19-second knockout, the 12-year veteran said he's ready to make a run at middleweight.

With 12 years and 29 fights to his name before finally making his UFC debut, Abus Magomedov (25-4-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) feels more than prepared to make a run in the promotion's middleweight division.

The 32-year-old knockout artist proved his worth at this past weekend's UFC Fight Night 209 event, debuting with a spectacular 19-second knockout of Dustin Stoltzfus and picking up a $50,000 "Performance of the Night" award for his efforts. 

Unscathed from the quick night's work, Magomedov is excited to get booked again quickly, and he's hoping the matchmakers are quite aggressive in their plans for his potential progression.

"I don't need some fights to come up or something," Magomedov told MMA Underground. "I need only challenges. Now I'm ready. 

"I was fighting everywhere in the world, and now it's time. I don't need some fights for me to, you know, to go up a little bit. I'm all in."

To see the full interview with Magomedov, check out the video above.