Khabib & Ferguson engage in Twitter war.

Khabib & Ferguson engage in Twitter war.

Both Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson feel they are the number 1 contender for the UFC Lightweight Championship. Both of them happen to be correct. Neither man will get a shot at that title any time soon, because current champion Conor McGregor, is on a much needed vacation from the spotlight.

Strange things have been happening since Zuffa sold the UFC to it’s new owners. One bizarre occurrence has been the UFC brass issuing interim titles to anyone who wants one. Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson want to fight for a title as soon as possible. More than likely both guys know that the runner-up trophy will be up for grabs. Could we see an Interim Lightweight Championship fight in early to mid 2017? Most definitely. The smart move is to take to social media and start hyping this potential fight. Khabib fired the first shot, via his Twitter:

Well now… That escalated quickly. It’s no secret that Nurmagomedov is hungry. He’s hungry for the title. Hungry to beat up the UFC’s golden boy, Conor McGregor. Last month, Khabib had a meeting with Dana White. The meeting took place in the Octagon during Khabib’s fight with Michael Johnson. Between punches Khabib was shouting to Dana that he was going to smash his boy (Conor McGregor).

We just have to sit and wait to see what happens with the lightweight division. Starting a beef with a potential opponent is brilliant. While the lightweight division isn’t really being considered at the moment, Ferguson and Nurmagomedov are taking it upon themselves to keep the division relevant. Hopefully by the time something is set to happen involving lightweight gold, the hype is big enough to have people wanting to see this fight.

Or I could be totally wrong and these guys just don’t like each other.

Follow Khabib:
Twitter: @TeamKhabib
Instagram: @khabib_nurmagomedov

Follow Tony:
Twitter: @TonyFergusonXT
Instagram:  @TonyFergusonXT

Update 12/14/16
They are still going…