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Khabib Nurmagomedov says he accepted a fight with Tony Ferguson at UFC 219

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Should the UFC book Ferguson vs. Nurmagomedov for UFC 219?
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When it was revealed that Cris Cyborg vs. Holly Holm for the women's featherweight title would be featured on the UFC 219 card coming up on December 30th, it was noted that the UFC wasn't ready to declare it was the main event. That led to some wondering whether something bigger and even better than the biggest WMMA match of the year was in store.

This tweet from Khabib Nurmagomedov shines a light on just how far the UFC went questing for a worthy main event for the Las Vegas New Year's weekend card.

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Post #1   11/22/17 8:16:42PM   

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Daniel Cormier tweeted something peculiar about Tony Ferguson, Khabib Nurmagomedov

UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier had an interesting conversation today with Khabib Nurmagomedov and shared the details on Twitter.

According to Cormier, the UFC tried to book lightweight contender Nurmagomedov opposite interim champion Tony Ferguson at UFC 219. Ferguson, however, declined.

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Post #2   11/22/17 8:18:19PM   

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I voted no, I want Conor vs Tony first with the winner against Khabib vs Edson...if the Gods of MMA are kind and the moons align with the stars we could actually get Conor vs Khabib in Russia (Moscow or St. Petersburg would be ideal).

Post #3   11/22/17 9:08:50PM   

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I vote no. Khabib needs to prove to everybody that he can make the weight and show up on fight day. He had his opportunity and he squandered it, so I believe Tony was in the right to say no to the UFC and Khabib.
If Conor ends up getting suspended for a while for his behaviour, and Khabib makes weight and beats Edson, then I would be fine if Khabib fights Tony for the title in like March.

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As much as i'd like to see Ferguson vs Conor this match of Khabib vs Ferguson is just as intriguing. I'd love to see Khabib take down Ferguson then see if he could contain or neutralise his jiu jitsu, just an awesome match up. Ferguson would have it all over Khabib for the pre-fight banter and if it was Conor vs Tony then Conor would have a heap of shit to talk about because Ferguson is so odd...either fight is great but i don't think i've ever heard of someone defending an interim belt before

Post #5   11/23/17 1:01:27AM   

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Posted by aussiemma

As much as i'd like to see Ferguson vs Conor this match of Khabib vs Ferguson is just as intriguing. I'd love to see Khabib take down Ferguson then see if he could contain or neutralise his jiu jitsu, just an awesome match up. Ferguson would have it all over Khabib for the pre-fight banter and if it was Conor vs Tony then Conor would have a heap of shit to talk about because Ferguson is so odd...either fight is great but i don't think i've ever heard of someone defending an interim belt before


Didn't Barao defend his interim belt a couple times before it was officially declared the undisputed/unified belt when Cruz got stripped? My memory is worse than bad, so I could be wrong. It just seems like that little saga drug on forever before Barao was eventually crowned as the undisputed champ.

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That actually sounds about right

Post #7   11/23/17 2:03:26AM   

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That fuckin' Khalabib!!!!!

Post #8   11/23/17 9:54:01AM   

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Khabib vs Ferguson would be much more interesting fight than Ferguson vs McGregor.

Post #9   11/23/17 2:55:47PM   

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Tony wants to wait for conor

So now ufc has not 1 but 2 155 champs holding up the division

Ufc doesnt want cyborg main.
They got a week to get something.

Woodley could still defend. Wouldnt be diaz.
Ufc wont pull lawler or rda off the fox card

Colby could be it

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Could care less about this fight

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Post #11   11/24/17 3:16:27PM