Ferguson submitted Kevin Lee last night at UFC 216, with a third round, triangle choke, and in doing so, “El Cucuy” became the interim lightweight champ. After the event, Nurmagomedov tweeted out the comment below:
— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) October 8, 2017
That’s a classy move from Nurmagomedov, who has also argued that Conor McGregor isn’t a legitimate champ at 155. Now, it will be interesting to see if Nurmagomedov and Ferguson finally cross paths in the Octagon, over the coming months.
Nurmagomedov and Ferguson have been booked to fight three times now, but each bout has fallen through.