The ongoing saga between Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov continues in early 2017!
Following Conor McGregor’s dominant win over Eddie Alvarez to claim the UFC welterweight championship at UFC 205 in 2016, there was much talk of a potential fight between #1 contender Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson for the interim UFC lightweight championship. While both men agreed to the bout on social media, Ferguson then put a hold on the plans as he revealed his intentions to hold out for more money.
UFC President Dana White then gave an update on the situation to media members, saying:
“So we were trying to make that fight — Tony said he will not do that fight unless he makes the same exact money that Khabib makes. Khabib has a different deal. That ain’t happening. Count that out.”
With that being said, both Nurmagomedov and Ferguson took to social media this past week to hint at a fight at UFC 209.
— Tony Ferguson (@TonyFergusonXT) January 7, 2017
Now, several days later, Ferguson has taken to social media to once again hint at a fight with ‘The Eagle’, also revealing that he had been drug tested by USADA:
— Tony Ferguson (@TonyFergusonXT) January 10, 2017
So far there has been no official word from the UFC on the matter. However, with that being said, stay tuned for updates as they become available.