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Khabib Nurmagomedov Responds To Gilbert Melendez Challenge

Gilbert Melendez showed interest in a fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov and the Russian wants to make it happen. He’s already got a date set and a message for Melendez.

On his Instagram account, Nurmagomedov created his own fight poster and wrote “Good fight I think, I’m ready for war.” It has the two lightweights standing side-by-side with information about UFC 169 below. Check out Nurmagomedov’s self-created poster here.

There’s been no word if the UFC wants to make the fight happen.

Melendez just beat Diego Sanchez in possibly the best fight of the year. The former Strikeforce champion debuted in the UFC with a loss to then champ Benson Henderson.

Nurmagomedov is 21-0 with five of those wins coming from the UFC. He’s been with the promotion since January 2012.