Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson

in sportstalk •  2 months ago 

Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson have cleared almost the entire current top-10 of the UFC lightweight division:

  1. Dustin Porrier;
  2. Conor McGregor;
  3. Donald Cerrone;
  4. Al Yakvinta;
  5. Edson Barbosa;
  6. Kevin Lee;
  7. Anthony Pettis.

Justin Gagey and Paul Felder are the only top 10 fighters they haven't met yet.

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This fight needs to happen! I know how frustrating it is that they've attempted Khabib vs. Ferguson 4 times now, but hey, maybe fifth time a charm? lol

The ONLY fighter in the lightweight division who stands a chance of beating Khabib is TONY FERGUSON. It's not Conor. Listen to Tony's interview on Ariel Helwani yesterday, he's focused and ready.

With his collegiate wrestling background and current BJJ Blackbelt under Eddie Bravo / 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu -- Tony can go toe-to-toe on the ground; his gas tank is exponentially greater than was Conor's when he fought Khabib; and he a deadly striker / beast on his feet.

Conor needs some time before another title shot. I'd rather see Conor closeout the McGregor-Diaz Trilogy series that we've all patiently waited for, while Tony gets his much-earned shot at the Lightweight title.