Khabib Nurmagomedov wasn't in a playful temper final evening when jumped on Instagram to admonish Lightweight contender Tony Ferguson who only recently dominated in opposition to taking part in a dignitary battle, whereas the Dagestani fighter stays sidelined whereas he serves his Nevada State suspension.
"Tony, you had your probability and also you missed it, and that is your fault solely," Nurmagomedov wrote on Instagram. "You know that I am disqualified and may't battle, but it surely's not truthful to strip me off the title. I fought three occasions in 9 months. I gained and defended my belt."
According to UFC president Dana White, Tony Ferguson refused to dignify a suggestion to battle Max Holloway, as a result of he'd a lot fairly put together for an inevitable conflict with Khabib. Dana White did brazenly state initially of the month, that Ferguson was the clear #1 contender for the Lightweight belt, pending the discount of Khabib's Nevada State suspension.
Ferguson would a lot choose the UFC strip Khabib of his title, thus making it accessible in a contest waged between the #1 and #2 Lightweights on the energetic roster - that possibility does not seem like on the desk.
Dustin Poirier will take interim spot rebuffed by Ferguson, in opposition to Max Holloway at UFC 236 in Atlanta. Khabib Nurmagomedov is eligible to return as of the sixth of July this yr however is eager on ready till the autumn to mark his return. There's a perception that Khabib is posturing for the UFC card destined for New York City in November.