TUF 13 winner Tony Ferguson has verbally agreed to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov in NYC. The two best lightweights in the UFC not named Conor McGregor have agreed to decide who the real number one contender is later this year in New York. Check out the short exchange on Twitter.
Let's go @ufc
— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) August 8, 2017
Yes, that sounds awesome – BUT – Nurmagomedov is known to pull out of fights for various reasons and this would kill the momentum Tony Ferguson has at 9-0 in his latest winning streak. He has pulled out of a fight with Tony three times with the last being at UFC 209 just before weigh ins in a bout that would have been for the UFC interim championship. Ferguson is putting a lot on the line by agreeing to this fight, but with it being possibly for the interim belt again I don’t blame him.