Off Guard: Ali Abdelaziz says getting Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson done was easy for UFC 249

The stakes may be a lot higher in the fifth attempt to book the Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson fight, but Ali Abdelaziz says the process was smooth sailing. UFC lightweight champion Nurmagomedov (28-0 MMA, 12-0 UFC) will defend his title against Tony Ferguson (25-3 MMA, 15-1 UFC) at UFC 249 on April 18 in […]

Tony Ferguson details ‘unpleasant’ Khabib Nurmagomedov booking, vows to make rival ‘piss blood’

Tony Ferguson says the UFC’s desire to promptly finalize his showdown with lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov made the process of booking his first undisputed title fight a bit uncomfortable. “The manner that they did it really wasn’t the way I wanted to go, so it made the week kind of unpleasant,” Ferguson said Monday on […]

Khabib on a camel? Nurmagomedov hits the desert ahead of Tony Ferguson clash

It’s a quiet weekend in MMA. It always is at this time of the year. So website operators like ourselves sometimes have to make the best of what we can find in the quest for interesting daily content. Thankfully, Khabib Nurmagomedov has thrown us a bone via his Instagram page. Wanna see Khabib on a […]

Hot Tweets: Conor McGregor vs. Donald Cerrone, Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson, plus the best weapon in a Thanksgiving food fight!

Conor McGregor | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Over in the United States, it was Thanksgiving this week but the MMA world sleeps for no holiday and two major fights were made official: Khabib Nurmagomedov will be defending his lightweight title against former interim champion Tony Ferguson at UFC 249 and Conor McGregor returns to the […]

Tony Ferguson signs contract, meets Khabib Nurmagomedov for UFC title on April 18

Tony Ferguson has signed his bout agreement and will meet Khabib Nurmagomedov for the UFC lightweight title on April 18. After Nurmagomedov (28-0 MMA, 12-0 UFC) inked his side of the deal earlier this week, it took slightly longer for Ferguson’s (25-3 MMA, 15-1 UFC) part of the deal to be finalized with the UFC. […]

Tony Ferguson inks his contract, fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov official for UFC event on April 18

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Hopefully, the fifth time is the charm. On Friday, Tony Ferguson inked his bout agreement to face Khabib Nurmagomedov in a lightweight title fight scheduled for a UFC pay-per-view even on April 18 from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Nurmagomedov signed his contract earlier this week, which finally makes the […]

Khabib Nurmagomedov, Tony Ferguson to Battle on April 18 in Brooklyn

The fifth time should be the charm for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, as Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson is official for lightweight gold in April. View full post on Recent News on

MMA Junkie Radio #3005: Khabib vs. Ferguson, VanZant’s gamble, Jones vs. Reyes (and Adesanya) Thursday’s edition of MMA Junkie Radio with hosts “Gorgeous” George and “Goze” is here! On episode 3,005 of the podcast, the guys break down the latest MMA news and notes, with plenty of hot topics to discuss even on a non-event weekend. The rundown The worst possible outcome has been confirmed, with Walt Harris’ […]

Khabib Nurmagomedov Opens as Betting Favorite in Proposed Matchup vs. Tony Ferguson

It should come as no surprise that Khabib Nurmagomedov, a man who is undefeated through 28 professional fights, has opened as the betting favorite in his proposed title defense against Tony Ferguson. View full post on Recent News on

The A-Side live chat on Khabib vs. Ferguson, Jones vs. Reyes, more

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting This is The A-Side Live Chat on MMA Fighting. For this episode, José Youngs and MMA journalist Mike Heck break down some of the top storylines in the world of mixed martial arts. There’s plenty to talk about, so join us at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT on Wednesday, […]

Plot thickens as UFC tries to book Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson

On Monday, UFC broadcast partner ESPN cited Dana White in reporting that the promotion is targeting a planned April 18 pay-per-view card in Brooklyn to book a highly anticipated title fight between lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson. Not long after, Nurmagomedov’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz, posted a photo on Instagram of a purported signed bout […]

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson UFC title fight nearly finalized for April 18

Will the fifth time be the charm for Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson? If UFC president Dana White has his way, the most elusive MMA fight of this generation will go down at a yet-to-be-named event on April 18 in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. According to a Monday report by UFC promotional […]

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson targeted for UFC event on April 18

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting The long awaited showdown between lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson is being targeted for a UFC pay-per-view on April 18 in Brooklyn, N.Y. Multiple sources confirmed the fight is currently in the works when speaking to MMA Fighting on Monday following an initial report from ESPN. UFC president Dana […]

Khabib Nurmagomedov Still Wants Georges St. Pierre After Tony Ferguson

Khabib Nurmagomedov is set to defend his Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight belt in 2020 against former interim champ Tony Ferguson and the Dagestani says he’s still holding out hope of one-day fighting former dual-division champion Georges St. Pierre. View full post on Recent News on

Dana White Confirms Khabib Nurmagomedov, Tony Ferguson Clash Set For Early 2020

It appears negotiations are underway for the highly-anticipated lightweight title fight between current king Khabib Nurmagomedov and the former interim ace Tony Ferguson in early 2020, according to UFC President Dana White. View full post on Recent News on

Conor McGregor explains why he believes Khabib Nurmagomedov will beat Tony Ferguson

There is little doubt that Conor McGregor would love to return to the UFC to rematch reigning lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov after falling to him in Oct. 2016. Unfortunately for McGregor, UFC president Dana White has seemingly moved past that potential rematch, instead putting focus on making the long-awaited showdown between Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson. […]

Bellator 232 winner Kevin Ferguson Jr. eyes Corey Browning rematch: ‘Let’s get a rivalry going!’

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Kevin Ferguson Jr. bounced back into the win column with a quickfire TKO finish at Bellator 232 and immediately called for a rematch with the last man to defeat him. “Baby Slice” (4-2 MMA, 4-2 BMMA) made short work of Craig Campbell in their 160-pound matchup at the Mohegan Sun Arena, ending […]

Conor McGregor Tips Khabib Nurmagomedov to Beat Tony Ferguson

It seems it is only a matter of time before Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson meet inside the Octagon to determine who is the best Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight. Former champ Conor McGregor, who fought “The Eagle” last year, believes the champ would have too much for “El Cucuy” in a potential fight. View full post […]

Jon Jones asks Tony Ferguson if he’s ‘feeling suicidal’ in response to callout, apologizes for tweet

Jon Jones responded to Tony Ferguson’s callout late Tuesday night, and when he did, he cut deep. Ferguson, the former UFC interim lightweight champion, took to Twitter earlier Tuesday in the wee hours of the morning and issued an out-of-nowhere callout of Jones, referencing a something that may or may not have happened with the […]

Khabib Nurmagomedov Targets Spring Return, Wants to Face Tony Ferguson in Russia

Reigning UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has a date and venue in mind for his next title defense. View full post on Recent News on

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