A fight at the UFC 209 which would have been the biggest fight of his career for an interim lightweight title was missed out on by Tony Ferguson after the undefeated KhabibNurmagomedov pulled out of the game.
This however has not been enough to break the fighting spirit of the Californian as he looks forward to his next match. Following the disappointment, he was offered a replacement fight to go into the cage against Michael Johnson, but the smaller pay package the UFC offered him and the fact that the title had been scrapped, made him turn down the fight.
Nurmagomedovfondly known as ‘The Eagle’ was forced to pull out of the title bout with Ferguson after he was hospitalized due to weight cutting issues.
The boss at UFC, Dana White said that the news of The Eagle’s withdrawal from the match had left Ferguson devastated. Read more »