Khabib Nurmagomedov Wants Tony Ferguson Fight At UFC 219


"I know they're speaking, so if they want the fight they'll make it", he told Now I have one goal, and by the end of the year, one dream fight: This is fight versus Tony Ferguson.

On Saturday, he finally got a (Grand Theft Auto-themed) response from McGregor. He may have to come back and take another fight against the likes of Edson Barboza or the victor of Justin Gaethje and Eddie Alvarez, proving that he can make weight and remain healthy before he gets a crack at the belt.

Meanwhile, White recently appeared on Fox 5's "Good Day New York" stating that McGregor gracing 2018's WrestleMania is "absolutely not true". "The problem is for Tony Ferguson is that he does get hit", Bisping said on his podcast, as quoted on MMAFighting. "You can't run away".

Daniel Cormier is the current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion and he feels that if the title unifier were to happen, the interim champ would be sniped by the Irish star. The reason being that "El Cucuy" is riding a ten fight winning streak, has defeated several top 155'ers, and holds the interim belt. "I'm healthy. I talked with the UFC, and I think 80 percent I'm fighting at the end of the year at UFC 219".

"I don't need to do all of that because Al Haymon makes anything he wants happen, happen". Ever since Ferguson defeated Lee, White has been steadfast in his belief that Ferguson should be next for McGregor.

Ferguson is known to absorb shots to land punches of his own.

However, there are rumours that the Irishman will instead face Diaz in a more lucrative trilogy fight which, while more exciting for the casual fan, is not something that all hardcore MMA fans would like to see. "It sends you f**king skating on ice", Cormier added.

"But the way they're going to present it to him, it's going to be presented in a way where he really shouldn't turn it down". "He would have gotten stopped that day in the gym had I been in fight shape.and that's with 16 ounce gloves and headgear. That'll make it so unsafe for him because McGregor is so accurate, so fast".