Khabib Nurmagomedov might be the most thoughtful savage in the UFC. He's politely asked for his opponents to give up so he can get a shot at the title and now he's willing to pay Tony Ferguson the difference in their purse in order to make the true no. 1 contender fight for the lightweight division happen. What a guy!
The undefeated Dagistani Sambo master has dominated just about everyone he's ever faced in the UFC, and was set for a title shot before knee injuries shelved him for over a year. While he was away, #TonyFerguson became the lightweight division's most dangerous contender, racking up 9 wins in a row. Between #KhabibNurmagomedov and Tony, one of these men would have to get a title shot, right?
Sure, Conor McGregor ruined the title plans of Khabib and Tony, but they still have each other. Unfortunately, the UFC and Tony are in the middle of some tough negotiations. Ferguson wants more cash, way more cash, and the UFC isn't budging. Tony said he'll fight Khabib, "as long as he makes the same amount as Nurmagomedov." That's not happening according to Dana White, so here we are — with Good Guy Khabib offering to pay his fair share.