Tony Ferguson vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov
If there is one lightweight fight that needs to happen in 2019, it/s Khabib vs. Ferguson.
I’ll be the first person to admit, it seems this fight is cursed. Matchmakers have tried booking this fight a staggering four times in the past. However, fate had other ideas.
But there has never been a more clear-cut No. 1 contender than Ferguson. After all, he was stripped of his interim lightweight title and returned to beat Anthony Pettis in a war at UFC 229.
Khabib, on the other hand, is coming off his most impressive beatdown of Conor McGregor. The unbeaten 30-year-old has threatened retirement as of late, but it’s unlikely someone with Khabib’s competitive drive could walk away from a challenge like Ferguson.