Everybody wants to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov… even the guy that just dropped out of the fight opposite him in the UFC on FOX 19 main event.
Nurmagomedov wants to fight… anybody.
Pettis, Cowboy, RDA or somebody, anyone and any weight. 16 April I’m waiting for you guys. @danawhite @lorenzofertitta #InshaAllahVictory
— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) April 6, 2016
Nurmagomedov was supposed to headlined UFC on FOX 19 on April 16 in Tampa, Fla., but his opponent, Tony Ferguson, had to withdraw after doctor’s discovered he had fluid in his lung. “I am out of my Fight Due to Blood/Fluid in my Lung,” Ferguson posted to his Instagram account on Tuesday.
Almost immediately, fighters began stepping up to get the fight with Nurmagomedov. Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone “knows a guy.” Cerrone is willing to fight Nurmagomedov at UFC on FOX 19, as long as it doesn’t mean he has to withdraw from his already scheduled bout with Patrick Cote at UFC Fight Night 89 on June 16 in Ottawa.
I Know A Guy. https://t.co/7ZJU4meKo7 — Cowboy Cerrone (@Cowboycerrone) April 5, 2016
UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos also offered to fight Nurmagomedov. The catch in fighting RDA? The champ wants the fight to happen at UFC 200 in July.
Sorry to hear Ferguson is out. @TeamKhabib We have some unfinished business, I’ll be ready in July @danawhite @lorenzofertitta #Jesusfirst
— Rafael dos Anjos (@RdosAnjosMMA) April 6, 2016
Even Ferguson offered to fight Nurmagomedov. How’s that? You ask. Despite the issue with his lung, Ferguson believes he’d be ready in time to keep the fight together for UFC Fight Night 88 on May 29 in Las Vegas. He offered that as an alternative.
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