Khabib Nurmagomedov claims he was "used" after UFC 205 snub

The Dagestani fighter will not be fighting in New York

BY Daniel Kelly 11:08 Tuesday 27 September 2016, 11:08 27 Sep 2016

Picture by: Andre Penner / AP/Press Association Images

Khabib Nurmagomedov is not a happy man.

The unbeaten 28-year-old is the number one contender for Eddie Alvarez's UFC Lightweight title, but has been overtaken to a title fight by Conor McGregor.

It was announced overnight that the Dubliner will fight Alvarez at UFC 205. The event will be the first the UFC have held in New York City. 

The Dagestani fighter took to Twitter overnight to voice his displeasure at the fight announcement, claiming he was "used" to make sure the McGregor-Alvarez fight went ahead.

Nurmagomedov returned to the ring in April after a two-year absence. He defeated Darrell Horcher in two rounds, but has not yet been booked for another fight.

A professional since 2008, Nurmagomedov has won all 23 of his fights, with 15 of those coming inside the distance. He joined the UFC in 2012.

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