The following opponent of the champion of the ultimate fighting championship (UFC), Conor McGregor will be the winner of the battle between Russian Habib Nurmagomedov and American Tony Ferguson. This was stated by the head of the UFC Dana white, as quoted by TMZ.
“I expect the next fight Conor will be held under MMA rules and the UFC. It will be a fight with the winner of the match between Habib and Ferguson. Two hard athlete. The first and second fighters in the rankings. Couldn’t be better. These guys hate each other, the battle will be fierce,” said white.
The head of the UFC has also assessed the possibility of the match McGregor with American boxer Floyd Mayweather. “Where are we talks about the battle McGregor and Mayweather? I don’t know. We are nowhere,” said white.
The fight with Nurmagomedov Ferguson will be held March 4 at Las Vegas (Nevada, USA). It will be awarded the title of the champion of UFC in the lightweight division.
On 14 February, the media reported the contract is negotiated on the McGregor fight with Mayweather.