Earlier in the week, it was reported that the UFC was attempting to book Khabib Nurmagomedov against Tony Ferguson for a UFC interim lightweight championship bout, but Ferguson turned it out. Reports say that Ferguson would only accept the fight if the UFC paid him the same amount of money as they are paying Nurmagomedov. Today, Nurmagomedov went on Ferguson’s Twitter account and pushed for the fight further, stating that he would pay Ferguson an additional $200,000 to his fight purse to fight him. Here is his Tweet.
” Hey @TonyFergusonXT if the @ufc dont want to pay you I’ll pay you 200K extra on your purse let’s make this fight now you have no excuse”.
Ferguson responded with an interview with Ariel Helwani stating that he wasn’t going to take Nurmagomedov’s money, and if they UFC wants the fight, they need to pay him the same.