UFC President Dana White is already planning to have former lightweight champion Conor McGregor rematch Khabib Nurmagomedov at some point this year.
However, according to UFC commentator Joe Rogan, there’s one problem with that scenario. Nurmagomedov still has to get past the No.1 -ranked Tony Ferguson, winner of 12 straight with nine violent finishes.
According to Rogan, Ferguson will present the toughest challenge of Nurmagomedov's career, and warned White not to make any plans yet.
On his official podcast, Rogan said: "Tony is the boogeyman. That nickname, ‘El Cucuy’, that’s the perfect nickname for that guy, he is terrifying.
"He never gets tired, everybody who fights him looks like they fell off a train, it’s crazy. I think Khabib vs. Tony is the toughest fight of Khabib’s career.
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"He doesn’t get tired and has bricks for hands. I had Josh Thomson in here the other day and he was saying that when Tony Ferguson grabs him, you can’t believe how big his hands are.
"He’s a spooky dude. There’s something about him, like, he ain’t normal. He’s not a normal guy. He’s eccentric but in a good way, especially when it comes to being a fighter.
"The two of them together, it’s an epic fight. But I would not be making any plans if I was Dana or if I was anybody else.
"I would not be making any plans, because Khabib can win that fight, but it’s not guaranteed. Ferguson can win that fight, too."
Nurmagomedov and Ferguson will clash in the UFC 249 pay-per-view main event, scheduled for five rounds inside Barclays Centre in Brooklyn, New York on Saturday, April 18, 2020.
It is widely assumed that the winner of that fight will then go on to face McGregor later this year.News Now - Sport News