The Fallout From Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson Cancellation
- Author: Julie Sanders Mar 06, 2017,
Mar 06, 2017, 14:38
While the UFC president is clearly not ready to rebook the pivotal lightweight matchup, light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier is already advocating for the fight to be added to UFC 210 - the card he's set to headline in April in Buffalo.
It is unclear at this point if the UFC will attempt to make the fight again or Tony Ferguson, who is on a nine-fight win streak gets an immediate title shot against Conor McGregor.
And that was just four months ago at the UFC's first card in NY. They've had no problem telling guys with weight issues to move up before, and given that this weight cut was so tough that it hospitalized him, it may not be the worst move in the world. Him missing weight for those two fights doesn't include when he was also rushed to the hospital when he attempted to cut 26 pounds in 72 hours before the weigh-ins took place.
Even though one of the biggest fights was called off a day before UFC 209, the event still went ahead which saw Tyron Woodley successfully defend his welterweight crown against Stephen Thompson - albeit in controversial circumstances. I don't now how real or fake it is, but who knows. Conor was already bullish on the fight due to Khabib's history of pulling out, but this will nearly guarantee that Conor continues to decline the fight unless Khabib goes three-five fights without an issue.
"You're fat, dude", Ferguson said.
If the UFC signs off on Conor McGregor boxing Floyd Mayweather, it sounds like the promotion's going to have its hands full, if they don't let Nate Diaz step into the squared circle too...
"I thought I was going to finish him, but in the end I got the victory", he said. "But they've been really good".
"Whoever you are or whatever you do, you'll get only what God prescribed for you". When your main goal is to get fighters in the cage so you can optimize pay-per-view buys, we have reason to be suspicious. That's why we're seeing more fighters than ever drop out of fights due to missed weight.
"So all I know is I'm the only one with the credentials to fight both of those guys".