Umar Nurmagomedov (14-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC), who is the cousin of former UFC lightweight champion Khabib, wants to fight the top names at 135 pounds.
“I think I’m ready for these guys, and I want to push,” Nurmagomedov said.
“If they give me top 15, I’m ready. I know this. I can compete with these guys. But I don’t know where they’ll put me after this fight.”