Khabib Nurmagomedov wants the next crack at UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis.
Moments after Pettis successfully defended his title against Gilbert Melendez Saturday night at UFC 181, Nurmagomedov took to Twitter to ask for his shot:
— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) December 7, 2014
The unbeaten 26-year-old Nurmagomedov (22-0) is recovering from surgery that forced him out of a planned late-2014 meeting with Donald Cerrone. He has scored three straight decision victories since a 2013 TKO vs. Thiago Tavares, topping Rafael dos Anjos, Pat Healy and Abel Trujillo.