Nurmagomedov may fight Ferguson next

Nurmagomedov may fight Ferguson next

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov's head coach Javier Mendez said that Tony Ferguson is a possible contender for Khabib's next fight.

"There is nobody in MMA that can bring that kind of money that Khabib and Conor can in the rematch. That’s the reason I would want that, but Khabib may want a different thing, Khabib may want Tony [Ferguson]," Mendez said.

"It’s hard to say because Jan. 29 hasn’t happened. We don’t know what [NSAC] are going to do, how long they’ll be suspended, how much money…but from my point of view I would want the rematch for the prizefight. It’s bigger, it’s three or four times as much," MMA Fighting cited him as saying.