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Khabib Nurmagomedov Confirms He’s In Talks For Tony Ferguson Fight

November 11, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Khabib Nurmagomedov is officially in negotiations to fight Tony Ferguson. Nurmagomedov confirmed in a Q&A (per RT.com) that his team is “in talks now” to face Ferguson, adding, “They suggested having it in Vegas in March, but they have to issue me an official apology for fining me for the incident on 6 October, 2018.”

Nurmagomedov wants the apology over his monetary punishment over the chaos after Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor’s fight at UFC 229. The NSAC withheld half of his $2 million purse, which was eventually turned into a $500,000 fine and a nine-month suspension.

“If they apologize, I’ll fight,” Nurmagomedov said. “If not, we’ll pick another venue. I’ll fight in April in New York. I’ll be ready in April – March if Vegas apologizes or gives me back my money. Those are my conditions. We’re in talks now.”