You'd imagine that lightweight standout Khabib Nurmagomedov would be flying high at the moment, but you'd be wrong.
At #UFC205 last weekend, the Dagestani grappler ran absolute roughshod over the always-game #MichaelJohnson, dominating the veteran striker on the mat en route to a third-round submission and nearly walking away with "The Menace's" arm as a trophy.
But after returning home to a hero's welcome in Russia following the win, it seems that Nurmagomedov isn't letting his recent wounds with the UFC heal over anytime soon.
After allegedly being "used as a pawn" by the promotion to get #ConorMcGregor to sign on the dotted line against #EddieAlvarez, Nurmagomedov has been on the warpath against his bosses at the UFC ever since, even being so bold as to trash-talk President Dana White in between rounds of his fight with Johnson on Saturday.
Now, Nurmagomedov is going one step further, threatening to leave the UFC if he isn't given the next lightweight title shot against McGregor. He tweeted his intentions earlier today.
While certainly not the first time that a fighter has made such a threat -- Jose Aldo and Julianna Pena have said as much in the past couple months -- Nurmagomedov's warning does seem to carry a bit more weight than most.
Nurmagomedov made a similar threat earlier this year, going so far as to block the UFC from entering the Russian market.