Poirier Considers Khabib-Ferguson An Undisputed Title Fight
The UFC lightweight division has been in flux since Conor McGregor won the title at UFC 205, and has yet to fight for the UFC since that night in November 2016. And with a battle for the interim title at UFC 223, between Khabib Nurmagomedov and defending interim champion Tony Ferguson, it seems that more likely that the UFC will look to strip McGregor of the title.
In a report from MMA FIGHTING, Dustin Poirier, who fights a week after UFC 223, against Justin Gaethje, is confident the promotion will step in before the time comes at UFC 223.
“I think they’re stripping Conor here, and they’re going to fight for the real belt,” Poirier told MMA Fighting.
“This sport is a crazy thing, and what happens, it’s unpredictable. But I think the winner of Tony Ferguson vs. Khabib is going to be the real, undisputed UFC lightweight champion.”
While Poirier claims he lacks any insider information on the title, he believes it’s only a formality that McGregor is still considered the division’s champion, and if McGregor does return to reclaim the title, he thinks Khabib would be a better opponent due to his “hard-nosed, staying in his face, wrestling and being gritty, keeping him against the fence” way of fighting.
Original Story: MMA FIGHTING