Lightweight #1 contender Khabib Nurmagomedov is looking to get one last fight in between now and May 27th, when he begins to take time off from training for Ramadan.
While after UFC 205 all signs pointed to Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson fighting for the chance to challenge Conor McGregor for the lightweight championship, Nurmagomedov revealed recently that a fight between the pair was not only nearly official, it would be for the interim lightweight title. Unfortunately however, Ferguson revealed on Twitter this week that he plans to hold out for more money.
That was followed up by UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo stating that Nurmagomedov turned down a lightweight fight with him. That accusation didn’t sit too well with ‘The Eagle’, who took to social media to shut Aldo down, and call for a fight with Ferguson:
Only time will tell who will meet Nurmagomedov in the Octagon.