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Khabib Nurmagomedov to Fight Tony Ferguson for Interim Belt

We’re stuck in a Conor McGregor hiatus period thanks to his woman being pregnant and all that, so killer marquee fights are hard to come by. But fear not! The best, most intriguing lightweight matchup we could hope for has been made! Dagestani juggernaut Khabib Nurmagomedov and TUF winner-turned-badass Tony Ferguson are going to scrap […]

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Khabib Nurmagomedov to Fight Tony Ferguson for Interim Belt

We’re stuck in a Conor McGregor hiatus period thanks to his woman being pregnant and all that, so killer marquee fights are hard to come by. But fear not! The best, most intriguing lightweight matchup we could hope for has been made! Dagestani juggernaut Khabib Nurmagomedov and TUF winner-turned-badass Tony Ferguson are going to scrap […]

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Khabib Nurmagomedov, Tony Ferguson to Clash for Interim LW Title at UFC 209

Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson will clash for the interim lightweight crown at UFC 209, the promotion announced on Thursday.
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Khabib Nurmagomedov, Tony Ferguson to Clash for Interim LW Title at UFC 209

Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson will clash for the interim lightweight crown at UFC 209, the promotion announced on Thursday.
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Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson official for UFC 209

A sizzling lightweight matchup is making its way to Las Vegas.

Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson have both signed bout agreements to meet at UFC 209 on March 4 at T-Mobile Arena. MMA Fighting confirmed an initial Wednesday report by the Los Angeles Times.

With UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor on the sidelines awaiting the birth of his first child, the UFC has made this bout a five-round interim title fight.

Nurmagomedov (24-0) has buzzsawed his way through the competition at 155 pounds, winning eight straight fights since joining the UFC in 2012. The only thing which has impeded the American Kickboxing Academy fighter’s progress has been injury, as knee woes kept him sidelined for the better part of two years. In his most recent bout, Nurmagomedov submitted Michael Johnson in the third round of their UFC 205 matchup.

Ferguson (22-3), meanwhile, doesn’t have Nurmagomedov’s spotless record, but he’s been on an impressive run of his own. The TUF 13 winner has won nine consecutive bouts, most recently a unanimous decision over former lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos in November.

The bout was long rumored, but took weeks of drama to finalize, as Ferguson held out for more money. Nurmagomedov at one point offered Ferguson $ 200,000 of his own money to make the bout.

But that’s in the past, and business will be settled on March 4. The winner is expected to meet McGregor sometime in the fall.

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Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson official for UFC 209

A sizzling lightweight matchup is making its way to Las Vegas.

Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson have both signed bout agreements to meet at UFC 209 on March 4 at T-Mobile Arena. MMA Fighting confirmed an initial Wednesday report by the Los Angeles Times.

With UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor on the sidelines awaiting the birth of his first child, the UFC has made this bout a five-round interim title fight.

Nurmagomedov (24-0) has buzzsawed his way through the competition at 155 pounds, winning eight straight fights since joining the UFC in 2012. The only thing which has impeded the American Kickboxing Academy fighter’s progress has been injury, as knee woes kept him sidelined for the better part of two years. In his most recent bout, Nurmagomedov submitted Michael Johnson in the third round of their UFC 205 matchup.

Ferguson (22-3), meanwhile, doesn’t have Nurmagomedov’s spotless record, but he’s been on an impressive run of his own. The TUF 13 winner has won nine consecutive bouts, most recently a unanimous decision over former lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos in November.

The bout was long rumored, but took weeks of drama to finalize, as Ferguson held out for more money. Nurmagomedov at one point offered Ferguson $ 200,000 of his own money to make the bout.

But that’s in the past, and business will be settled on March 4. The winner is expected to meet McGregor sometime in the fall.

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Khabib Nurmagomedov Going the Extra Mile to Help Set Up Tony Ferguson Fight

Undefeated Dagestani powerhouse Khabib Nurmagomedov knows which side of his bread is buttered. He’s just about cleaned out the lightweight division, is crucial for the UFC’s possible expansion into Russia, and knows he needs superfights to score the big dough so he threw some shade at Conor McGregor. Sadly, McGregor is on maternity leave for […]

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Khabib Nurmagomedov Going the Extra Mile to Help Set Up Tony Ferguson Fight

Undefeated Dagestani powerhouse Khabib Nurmagomedov knows which side of his bread is buttered. He’s just about cleaned out the lightweight division, is crucial for the UFC’s possible expansion into Russia, and knows he needs superfights to score the big dough so he threw some shade at Conor McGregor. Sadly, McGregor is on maternity leave for […]

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Khabib Nurmagomedov: UFC title fight against Conor McGregor will sellout 80,000-seat stadium in Moscow

Khabib Nurmagomedov firmly has his sights set on a fight against current Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight champion, Conor McGregor. That fight, though, won’t happen anytime soon, as “Notorious” is currently taking a well-deserved break after a busy – and history-making — 2016. That said, “The Eagle” will likely take on Tony Ferguson first, in a fight to see who will indeed face the mouthy Irishman next, assuming of course, “El Cucuy” and UFC can hash out their financial dilemmas.

As Nurmagomedov declared during a recent appearance on “The MMA Hour,” once he defeats Ferguson, there’s no denying him a fight against McGregor. And if UFC is smart, it will bank on his popularity in Russia and stage the championship bout in a 80,000-seat arena in Moscow to get more bang for their buck.

His words:

“I want to beat Tony Ferguson, take interim bullshit belt, and after fight with Conor for the real belt,” he said. “I am famous in Russia and, we have to say, Conor is famous in Russia, too. If UFC make a promotional tour all over the world, like Rio de Janeiro, Las Vegas, New York, Toronto, London, Moscow, Tokyo, everywhere, you know, make this PR program. And, after this, UFC give me and Conor three months for preparing and make this 80,000 arena in Moscow – I think 100 percent we can sell all these tickets.”

At the end of the day, however, Nurmagomedov says if and when the fight eventually happens — which he says is 50/50 at this point — the promotion will likely stage the bout at Madison Square Garden in New York or T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. First things first, however, as Nurmagomedov has to hope UFC gives Ferguson the coin he feels he deserves — since he rejected his $ 200K bonus offer — to lock up a contender’s fight in 2017.

After that, anything is possible.

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The MMA Hour – 363 – Khabib Nurmagomedov

Khabib Nurmagomedov talks about the latest MMA news surrounding him.

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