UFC Is Trying To FORCE Tony Ferguson To Defend His Belt Vs. Khabib.

UFC Interim Lightweight champion Tony Ferguson was promised a shot at the real belt versus Conor McGregor for his next match after winning his title versus Kevin Lee a few months ago. Today we have learned that the UFC is strong arming Ferguson into defending his belt on a few weeks notice versus Khabib Nurmagomedov on the December 30th PPV card. Apparently Tony is being told that Conor only wants Nate Diaz, Khabib Nurmagomedov in Russia or he will go back to Boxing for a match up with Canelo Alvarez or Manny Pacquiao. The UFC is willing to give Khabib a shot at Conor before Tony because it will sell better in Russia but only if he can get past Edson Barboza. But the UFC wants to replace that fight with a title fight between Tony and Khabib to help sell the event and give Tony a chance to win the McGregor sweepstakes or else he’s out. Today they put the pressure on him in the media by way of Daniel Cormier, check it out.