By Harald Olsen For Mailonline
Published: 14:46 BST, 9 September 2019 | Updated: 14:46 BST, 9 September 2019
Khabib Nurmagomedov walked away from UFC 242 as the undisputed lightweight champion after a third round submission of Dustin Poirier in Abu Dhabi.
The Russian will now take a break after his victory for which he pocketed three times more than his $2million payday against Conor McGregor, according to his father.
Sportsmail assess Khabib Nurmagomedov's next fight options which includes Tony Ferguson, Conor McGregor and George St-Pierre.
Khabib Nurmagomedov defeated Dustin Poirier to extend his unbeaten MMA record to 28
After four failed attempts to make this fight happen due to injuries and weight cutting problems will this be fifth time lucky?
Dana White has already said what will happen next in the lightweight division during post-fight UFC 242 conference.
'Tony Ferguson gets the next shot, and obviously, if for whatever reason Tony can't take the fight or doesn't want to fight at that time, then we would figure out what's next.'
Ferguson has already stated he wanted the winner of this fight and will be confident he can dethrone the champ after wins against Donald Cerrone earlier this year and Anthony Pettis last year.Conor McGregor
Should Tony Ferguson fight with Khabib fail to materialise, Dana White has made it clear that Conor McGregor would make sense.
McGregor has already made it clear he wants the fight after tweeting straight after the UFC 242 fight to book their rematch in Moscow.
White backed up Irishman's thirst for a rematch in the post-fight