A couple of hours ago Khabib had a big 1 hour long Q&A session with press and students of his former university (yes Khabib went to university ). When asked about who he is fighting next he said (around 27th minute): There is no opponent at the moment, but there are negotiations about a possible fight at the end of the year. For me it makes no difference to be honest. I will fight whoever they give me. As long as I am healthy and have a desire to fight I will be defending my title. There are negotiations about a fight with McGregor, but I don't want the negotiations to draw out and take to long.If I won't be able to come to an agreement with Conor to fight by the end of this year I would like to fight Poirier or another fighter. (Some people in the crowd say he's not good enough) Not good enough for a UFC title fight you say? I don't agree with that. He's fought 20 fights in the UFC. He is a worthy fighter, but I sure don't have any respect for Dustin. If I fight Conor, you won't see a fight like with Barboza or Iaquinta. With Conor I'll wrestle, take him down and break him. Anyone know why Khabib would say this about Poirier? Has he been trash talking? UPDATE: Think that I've found the reason why Khabib is upset. http://www.tmz.com/2018/04/18/dustin-poirier-khabib-ufc-title-shot/ At the end of the interview: Is there anything you want to say to Khabib? "Shine that belt up nice, hang on to it tight, 'cause it's gonna come home with me." IMHO Khabib will shine the floor with Poirier.