UFC President Dana White Says Tony Ferguson Deserves The Next Title Shot Against Khabib Nurmagomedov
Ever since undefeated UFC lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov defeated Conor Mcgregor via submission at UFC 229 earlier this month, the talks of their potential rematch making rounds. As their first match was proven success did 2.4 million pay-per-view (PPV) buys
UFC president Dana white refuted those rumors and said he wants Ferguson vs. Khbaib next.
“I haven’t even thought about a [McGregor] rematch,” White told ESPN. “Obviously, I know Conor wants a rematch. We need to do what’s right and what’s fair. We’ll see how it plays out. We literally haven’t thought about it yet.
”… As a fight fan, you’ve got to go with Tony [Ferguson]. Tony had the belt, tweaked his knee, got stripped, this fight happens — Tony never lost the [interim] belt in a fight. Neither did Conor, but Conor got the opportunity to actually fight [Nurmagomedov]. I think Tony deserves the next shot.”
Mcgregor is known for taking rematches as he did against Nate Diaz. Shortly after tasting a defeat Irishman called for a rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov. Since White shoots down the plan of a potential rematch, so what’s next for Khabib, company head honcho believes Ferguson is next for ‘Eagle’s’ title.
To remind you Ferguson and Khabib have been scheduled to fight for a whopping four times in the past but the nagging injuries and weight cut issues didn’t allow both lightweights to throwdown inside the Octagon.
Of course, many fight fans want to Mcgregor take another shot at Khabib, but to be honest, Ferguson taking on Khabib next is not a bad option.
Do you think Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson will successfully meet each other inside the Octagon for the fifth time?