Khabib Believes Holloway Isn't 'Much Easier' Fight Than Ferguson

Khabib Believes Holloway Isn't 'Much Easier' Fight Than Ferguson

Khabib Believes Holloway Isn't 'Much Easier' Fight Than Ferguson

The victor of Holloway vs Nurmagomedov is expected to be crowned the undisputed 155lbs champion, a title which is now held by Conor McGregor. That means Ferguson will be stripped of his interim title, while McGregor will vacate the undisputed lightweight title he won from Eddie Alvarez in his most recent mixed martial arts fight at UFC 205 in November 2016. Most recently at UFC 209, Nurmagomedov pulled from the bout following a failed weight-cut ahead of their planned interim title fight. Now sure, Holloway's certainly going to collect a nice check for this bout, and, he also has a chance to become just the fifth fighter in UFC history to win titles in two divisions. Upon receiving confirmation that this was indeed the case, Nurmagomedov immediately focused his attention on Holloway, who he praised for taking the fight.

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On learning that he set to replace Tony Ferguson: "The news was insane. I think Conor could return in September and it could be against one of these (Holloway or Nurmagomedov) guys".

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Nurmagomedov then explained why he believes he didn't get his desired fight with McGregor. They called the right guy you know? "This fight is for the title". If UFC makes this fight, for him it's not an easy fight and for me it's not an easy fight.

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"I do not understand", Nurmagomedov said.

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