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Tony Ferguson: Initial UFC negotiations for Khabib fight ‘about as smooth as a bumpy road‘

While the deal has been signed and the moves have been made for Tony Ferguson to finally get a crack at Khabib Nurmagomedov, the process to make it possible wasn’t the smoothest.

After signing a fight contract, Nurmagomedov and company shared a photo of their bout agreement on social media. It seemed like everything was a go to make this fight happen.

The only problem? This wasn’t finalized on Ferguson’s part.

Ferguson explained the ordeal on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show this week (transcription via MMA Junkie):

“The manner that they did it really wasn’t the way I wanted to go, so it made the week kind of unpleasant.