Dana White Considering a Khabib Nurmagomedov Vs. Tony Ferguson Season Of The Ultimate Fighter
UFC President Dana White is willing to entertain the idea of making a Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson season of The Ultimate Fighter.
The idea was initially proposed by Ferguson, and Nurmagomedov, who is retired from the UFC and is focused as a promoter of Eagle FC, went on to accept.
Despite never getting to face off, there is still some conflict between the two, as seen by their clashes on social media.
White seemed open to making a Nurmagomedov/Ferguson TUF season happen.
“I’ll consider it… I will absolutely entertain that idea,” White said in an interview with Barstool Sports.
“Hopefully, they’ll get pissed off enough at each other that they’ll actually want to fight.”
The potential fight is considered by many to be one of the biggest to never happen in UFC history.
Nurmagomedov retired from fighting after beating Justin Gaethje in his last lightweight title defense at UFC 254. He held an undefeated record at the time of his retirement, and he had a successful career of defending his belt against some of the all-time best lightweights, including Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier.
Ferguson recently lost against Michael Chandler at UFC 274, putting him on a four match losing streak, however, he continues to be a fan favorite in the UFC.