Usman Nurmagomedov plans on making history at Bellator 288 this Friday night.
During the Bellator 288 virtual media call, Nurmagomedov, who is fighting Pitbull for the Lightweight championship this weekend was asked a question by yours truly about where he sees this fight going with the pace he plans on bringing once the cage door closes, this is what Nurmagomedov had to say.
“When I close my eyes and imagine this fight, how it’s going to take place. In my head I see he will get tired and he will give up. But make no mistake, just because I think about it this way and I visualize this fight the way. It does not mean I am ready for 5-round fight, whatever it takes, 5-rounds, I am focused to win. Whether it’s by finish, whether it’s by decision, for me victory is what I’m planning for so that’s the way I see the fight going.”
Nurmagomedov made his mark quickly once arriving in Bellator, he won his first 4-fights and is already in line to fight the Lightweight championship.
Pitbull, the champ won it in his second attempt for gold against Patrick Queally after losing by doctor stoppage a few months prior to them. His first attempt didn’t go as planned when he lost in the first to Michael Chandler back at Bellator 157 in 2016.
Nurmagomedov holds a record of 15-0, 8 of those wins coming by TKO, 5 by submission and he’s gone the distance going two times in his pro MMA career.