A bloodied Tony Ferguson at the end of his interim lightweight title fight against Justin Gaethje at UFC 249. Photo: AFP
Nick Atkin
Opinion

Opinion

The Takedown by Nick Atkin

Tony Ferguson is the type of guy to save the day for the UFC – so give him the Khabib fight anyway

  • After stepping up and risking it all in his loss to Justin Gaethje, ‘El Cucuy’ deserves to have his loyalty rewarded
  • If Nurmagomedov sees off Gaethje, then Ferguson’s name should still be at the front of the queue
A bloodied Tony Ferguson at the end of his interim lightweight title fight against Justin Gaethje at UFC 249. Photo: AFP
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