The UFC has tried five different times to book Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson, and every single time the bout has fallen through. After Khabib got stuck in Russia due to the coronavirus pandemic, Ferguson went ahead to face Justin Gaethje at UFC 249.
The 36-year-old appears to have blown his chance to face Khabib after he suffered his first loss in eight years against Justin Gaethje. He would soon be rushed to the hospital after he suffered a broken eye-socket, but he is already in good spirits.
He was recorded dancing while in recovery to celebrate how he’s about get discharged from the hospital during Mother’s Day.
UFC 249 took place Saturday at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla. The main card aired on pay-per-view following prelims on ESPN and ESPN+.