UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov says he is “80 percent” sure that his next title defense will take place in his Russian homeland, with two venues in mind that would potentially smash crowd records for the fight. 

Nurmagomedov submitted interim champ Dustin Poirier at UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi earlier this month to improve his perfect record to 28-0.

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The current UFC crowd record is just over 56,000, set in 2015 in Melbourne, Australia, when Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm headlined UFC 193.

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