A Halt In The Russian UFC Wave?

With the looming presence of Russia - and specifically Dagestan’s - greatest export, Khabib Nurmagomedov, still being felt throughout the sport of mixed martial arts, I’ve noticed in recent times that something odd is happening with the UFC’s Russian contingent.

Now, I’m not one to read too much into unexplainable patterns or try to claim anything as otherworldly, but in the current statuses of the four most bankable Russian stars in the UFC right now, to say that we’re at something of a weird pause would be putting it lightly.