Khabib is set to fight at UFC 223 only this time it will not be a bear. His opponent is Tony Ferguson. After three times of trying to make this fights come true, the UFC has finally made another attempt.
See Young Khabib Nurmagomedov wrestling with a bear …
Injuries on both sides prevented the meeting twice. Last time at UFC 209 a bad weight cut on Khabib’s part forced the UFC to cancel the main event at the last moment.
The competition is set to take the stage on April 7 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Ferguson and Nurmagomedov will battle for the undisputed lightweight belt.
Dana White president of the UFC said: “Love Conor, respect Conor, love everything that he’s done for this company. Everybody knows that. I say it all the time. (But) the belt would have to move on. You do Khabib vs. Tony; we’re working on that fight now. If and when Conor comes back, he would get the first crack at the title.”
Current champ Conor Mcgregor is planning a return to the octagon sometime in September. UFC might strip Mcgregor from his title before he even defends it.