Just because Dana White thinks somebody deserves something, it doesn’t necessarily mean they will get it. He did come out today and say, “I think Tony Ferguson deserves the next shot”. As a fight fan, I tend to agree. As we know, in MMA, deserving a shot is only tangible if it makes sense, financially.
Dana brought up a good point about how neither Conor McGregor nor Tony Ferguson ever lost their lightweight titles. However, Conor got his chance and failed to get it done. Dana thinks it’s only fair that Ferguson gets the next crack at the strap.
Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson were supposed to fight four times prior, but happenstance and injuries foiled their plan. After the last fight cancellation between the two, White seemed to be done trying to make that fight happen. He has since come around and it looks like Tony will get a fifth crack at Khabib and a second chance at gold.
Please, no one say hello to Tony until after the fight. No more freak accidents!
GREAT answer. As a fight fan, I agree. pic.twitter.com/2QdkeElzqf
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) October 19, 2018