Khabib Nurmagomedov. But while just the week President Dana White finally started coming around to the idea of a Nurmagomedov-Georges St-PierreConor McGregor.

Khabib demolished McGregor in their first meeting at UFC 229 and since then, McGregor has been adamant about securing a rematch but Nurmagomedov and his team have been cool to the idea, preferring instead to chase fights with other worthy contenders in the division or a dream fight with St-Pierre. But speaking recently to Zhivina100 (per RT Sport

Dustin Poirier to retain his title at UFC 242Tony Ferguson and Abdulmanap admits that first this fight has to happen for sporting reasons before they can start trying to settle old scores with McGregor.

Abdulmanap is correct, a fight between Ferguson and Nurmagomedov would be unprecedented. Unfortunately the fight has already been attempted on four separate occasions but has fallen through each time. In 2015, the two were set to face each other at The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale but Khabib was forced to withdraw due to a rib injury. The fight was then rebooked for UFC on FOX 19 but this time Ferguson withdrew due to injury. Later, they were set up for a third bout but before weigh-ins, Nurmagomedov was pulled from the card and taken to the hospital due to a failed weight cut. Then finally the two were set to compete for the vacant lightweight title at UFC 223

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Let go.

I like the idea but personally not a fan of the execution.

Jeff Hughes (10-2, 1 NC) vs. Raphael Pessoa (9-1); UFC , Oct. 16.

Charles Oliveira (27-8, 1 NC) vs. Jared Gordon (15-3); UFC Sao Paulo, Nov. 16.

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