An undisclosed employee from the UFC has informed us that Khabib Nurmagomedov will face Tony Ferguson for the interim lightweight title. It looks like the fight would be the main event of UFC 208 on February 11 in Brooklyn, though we have not been able to confirm the date of the fight.
Tony Ferguson tweeted the following yesterday “Time to get excited Y’all !!! #El Cu Cuy is coming!!!”.
Nurmagomedov’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz tweeted Nurmagomedov with a series of happy faces and Russian flags.
Our staff has attempted to reach Nurmagomedov’s legal team, Dominance MMA management, but has not yet received a reply.
*Updated: Dominance MMA manage ment has contacted themmatakeover.com and has denied the report
** Updated: Nurmagomedov tweeted out that he is starting a training camp for UFC 209. Says opponent is unknown.
Stay tuned for further updates.