Tony Ferguson is still holding out hope for a fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov.
This fight has been nixed five times. The two were first set to face each other in December of 2015 at The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale. The promotion then tried to book it again the following April, UFC 209, UFC 223, and lastly UFC 249.
Khabib will make his next title defense as UFC lightweight champion against Justin Gaethje at UFC 254.
Speaking with ESPN ahead of UFC 254, Ferguson made it clear that he will fight Khabib eventually.
Tony Ferguson Isn’t Finished With Khabib Nurmagomedov Just Yet
“I see fear in his voice if he thinks he has to talk bad about people,” Ferguson said. “He can’t put that sh*t in my head. I will fight Khabib at one point or another. He will see me before he retires. We’ll make that a point.
“I think everybody is writing me off after one loss, and f*ck them. The casual fan base is trying to, but my hard-core fans are too much. They know too much. My value is way too much.”