Rumor: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson at UFC 217 MSG

Tony Ferguson vs Khabib Nurmagomedov UFC 217 MSG

Khabib and Tony are going at it on Twitter once again. This time, though, they are giving contradicting information on who keeps turning down fights. Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson has been scheduled and canceled thrice already. The most recent one was at UFC 209 when Khabib pulled out after being unable to make weight (155 pounds) for the lightweight matchup.

Twitter war is not something new for these two lightweight contenders. It is quite normal for these two to engage in a war of words with each other once in a while. However, the most recent exchange has hinted at the possibility of a fight taking place at UFC 217 MSG in New York City.

Despite blaming each other for not being ready for the October event, it seems to me that they are in fact ready for the bout. Tony Ferguson’s pinned tweet reads “MSG Sounds Nice To Me. Get Ready For An Ass Whoopin‘” and was directed at Team Khabib.

This message comes in the midst of a series of tweets addressing “team tiramisu” taking a dig at Khabib’s inability to make weight for UFC 209. Khabib has retaliated with his own series of tweets aimed at Ferguson. While Khabib says he is ready to take on Ferguson at MSG, Ferguson has mentioned that Khabib’s manager has turned down the fight already.

As you can see in the above message, Khabib stated that he is ready for Ferguson at UFC 217 MSG. I am not going to believe this fight till these two are inside the octagon. There is an uncertainty looming over this fight. However, it is still the only way to determine the clear number one contender for the lightweight title.

The contract signing is crucial before any more speculation of the event. Moreover, the UFC brass has to accept this matchup. This matchup has been a lot more unreliable than DC vs Jones over the last couple of years. It is not yet certain how thrilled Dana White is going to be about this fight.

We can only hope that this gets finalized at least this time.

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