Edson Barboza has no interest in facing Russian prospect Rustam Khabilov in October at UFC 166: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos 3.
Earlier reports had Barboza and Khabilov tangling from the Toyota Center, but the camp for Barboza told MMABOxing.ru they declined the fight.
The report continued, saying that Barboza’s team asked the UFC for another opponent for the card. Both fighters are coming off wins in the lightweight division.
Barboza (12-1) has lost just once in his career, and is 6-1 in the UFC overall. Khabilov (16-1) is 2-0 since joining the UFC.