While UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor enjoys a well-deserved vacation, a fight to crown an interim champion to welcome him back has been scheduled. Top lightweight contenders Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson will battle for the right to meet Conor inside the cage and try to take the belt they have both said he never deserved in the first place.
Today both men shared an intense staredown at a press conference for UFC 209 and it ended with a surprise courtesy of Tony Ferguson. The fight is exciting to say the least, Khabib Nurmagomedov is undefeated with 24 wins. The last eight of those have been under the UFC banner, and he defeated Michael Johnson by submission at UFC 205.
On the other hand, Tony ‘El Cucuy’ Ferguson is riding an impressive nine-fight win streak, all of those after he lost in his UFC debut. His last fight was a dominant decision win over former UFC Lightweight Champion Rafael dos Anjos in November in Mexico City.
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