White announces Ferguson and Lee will square off for the UFC interim lightweight title at October’s UFC 216 event for October 7 in Las Vegas.
Kahbib’s not ready. It is what it is.
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) August 16, 2017
White announces that Ferguson will fight Nurmagomedov for the interim lightweight title at UFC 209 on March 4. At one point Nurmagomedov vs. Ferguson seemed as if it was off the table, with Nurmagomedov claiming he was moving on from Ferguson who — according to White — was asking for too much money. It’s understood that Ferguson and the promotion came to a middle ground.
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson for the interim LW title on March 4 at UFC 209!!! pic.twitter.com/oJwvlDl4eX
— Dana White (@danawhite) January 13, 2017