Ferguson Aims to Halt Khabib-Conor 2 Talks
With Conor McGregor’s return to the Octagon, there’s clamor over what holds in the future for the former two-division champion. The front-runner, of course, is a rematch with lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov; however, Tony Ferguson wants to put an end to those talks.
For such a title rematch to take place, the undefeated Nurmagomedov must first get past Ferguson. The two meet in the main event of UFC 249.
Plenty of personalities in the MMA community, including UFC President Dana White, have made more comments focusing on a Nurmagomedov-McGregor rematch. And Ferguson took aim at all those remarks in an Instagram post.
Nurmagomedov vs. Ferguson has been booked and canceled four times previously, with each man suffering an injury in 2015 and 2016, respectively, before a scheduled interim lightweight title fight at UFC 209 was scrapped after Nurmagomedov was hospitalized after falling ill from a bad weight cut. They were scheduled to meet for the lightweight title at UFC 223 two years ago before Ferguson suffered an injury a week before the fight.
UFC 249 takes place on April 18 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Original Story: MMAJunkie