MMA community reacts to news of Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson

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Thursday evening, news surfaced that top ranked lightweights Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson would be stepping into the Octagon at UFC 209 on March 4th for a highly anticipated showdown for the interim lightweight title.

The announcement came after a period of speculation, where it appeared as though Ferguson would not be taking the bout. After the pair verbally agreed to the scrap, Ferguson expressed his desire to hold out for more money. After UFC President Dana White revealed that Ferguson wouldn’t be getting the same money as ‘The Eagle’, it was confirmed that Ferguson had accepted the bout.

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Immediately the MMA community took to Twitter to react to the booking:

4 марта ИншаАллагь я сделаю все, чтобы моя мечта стала реальностью, и наконец подерусь за пояс и завоюю его. Большое спасибо моим болельщикам, которые поддерживают меня с самого начала моего пути и продолжали меня поддерживать, когда в течении двух лет я получал травмы и не мог выходить в октагон. Альхамдулиллах за все, что у меня есть ☝️ ❗ 4th of March i will do all in my power to make my dream come true with ALLAH's will, and finally i will have a chance to fight for the title, and i will take that belt InshaAllah. Im thankful to all my TEAM, my fans, who supported all this time. Who supported and believed in me during my injuries. Im thankful to ALLAH for everything i have ! #ufc209 #победатолькоотВсевышнего

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This should be a crazy one!

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