Nurmagomedov to return to UFC in September
UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is expected to return and defend his title in September, despite the fact that his suspension will expire in July, UFC president Dana White said.
"He’ll be back in September. It’s one of the things with him anyways, he’s on suspension and then he doesn’t fight during Ramadan. That puts him at September," MMA News cited Dana White as saying.
It’s most likely Nurmagomedov will be facing the winner of the upcoming interim title fight between featherweight champion Max Holloway and Dustin Poirier.
They face off in the main event at UFC 236 on April 13 and it’s expected that the winner will then go onto a unification bout against Nurmagomedov.