Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Edson Barboza Wants the Khabib Fight: ‘It's on him now’

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Edson Barboza

  During an Instagram Live stream, Edson Barboza talked about his potential next fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 219 on December 30th.
Barboza seems very welcoming with the idea, however he thinks it's on Khabib's part to accept the fight or not. 

“They offered me this fight and I accepted it,” Barboza said. “I said I’ll be ready for December 30, and it’s on him now. We’ll see what he does. I saw an interview with him yesterday and he said he’ll fight me if Conor fights Ferguson, and Dana (White) already said that fight will happen, so I believe my next fight will be against Khabib."

“I definitely want to fight him,” Barboza added. “He's definitely one of the best and I respect him, I respect his team. He’s definitely one of the best 155 in the world. He’s the No. 2 and I’m the No. 3, and that’s the fight that makes sense for us."

"I'm in the best shape of my life,” he added. "I'm more excited than ever. I'm just waiting for a phone call. I want to fight the best, someone closer to me. I'm ready. You have no idea. I feel 100 percent, and I'm ready for a big war, like always. Every time I step in the cage you guys see a big war, and next time is not gonna be different. I'm really ready for a war."