Tony Ferguson looks on while competing against Anthony Pettis at UFC 229. Photo: AFP Tony Ferguson looks on while competing against Anthony Pettis at UFC 229. Photo: AFP
Tony Ferguson looks on while competing against Anthony Pettis at UFC 229. Photo: AFP
Nick Atkin
Opinion

Opinion

The Takedown by Nick Atkin

UFC: Tony Ferguson vs Khabib fight matters most in MMA – Conor McGregor must take a back seat

  • Lightweight title fight still more than four months away but anticipation is far higher than for McGregor’s comeback
  • The two men are in their prime and are the undisputed top of their division – something’s got to give in Brooklyn

Tony Ferguson looks on while competing against Anthony Pettis at UFC 229. Photo: AFP Tony Ferguson looks on while competing against Anthony Pettis at UFC 229. Photo: AFP
Tony Ferguson looks on while competing against Anthony Pettis at UFC 229. Photo: AFP
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Nick Atkin

Nick Atkin

Nick is a production editor on the South China Morning Post’s sport desk, where he covers mixed martial arts (MMA). He was previously a sports writer and editor for ESPN.