UFC: Khabib vs Tony Ferguson Likely To Go Down In Brooklyn In April
It’s now been two and a half months since Khabib Nurmagomedov defended his UFC lightweight title against Dustin Poirier at UFC 242. And some fans are getting a little jittery that the Khabib vs Tony Ferguson fight hasn’t been made official yet.
Despite all the rumours and speculation that surround the UFC, and the unpredictability that comes with this business, one thing has remained consistent – the fans wanting to see Khabib vs Tony. Correction, the fans demanding to see Khabib vs Tony.
Recently Khabib has been insinuating that Ferguson is definitely next. The UFC lightweight champion has now stated that he believes his next title defence will go down in Brooklyn, at the start of April.
During an interview in Uzbekistan (as translated by MMARusContext on Twitter), Khabib confirmed that even if the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) apologise to him, it is unlikely his next fight will be in Las Vegas.
“Even if they (Las Vegas) apologise or not, we found a new venue for the fight. It’s going to be in Brooklyn most likely, I’m not sure about the date yet. We’re still discussing it with the UFC but it looks like it will happen at the beginning of April.”
After receiving a one year suspension for his part in the fracas that followed his win over Conor McGregor at UFC 229, Khabib has vouched that he will never fight in Las Vegas again. Although he has recently softened his stance slightly, by declaring that he would return to Vegas, if the NSAC apologise to him.
Although the UFC has started to confirm fights for early 2020, including Jon Jones vs Dominick Reyes, the promotion is yet to confirm their pay-per-view dates. If Khabib vs Tony does go down in early April however, it is likely to be at UFC 249.
Following his interview in Uzbekistan, Khabib took to social media to state, “We have another test to pass soon, we getting ready.”
The UFC has tried to make Khabib vs Tony four times in the past but on each occasion, some kind of disaster has struck.