Newly crowned UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov has painted quite the target on his back. Now betting odds for the fighter’s potential match ups against Tony Ferguson and Conor McGregor have made their way to the internet.
“The Eagle” and Tony Ferguson have formed a deep rivalry over the years. The fighters have been scheduled to meet inside the octagon and ultimately removed form their fights a staggering total of four times.
Beyond that, the UFC decided to strip “El Cucuy” of his UFC interim lightweight belt so that Nurmagomedov could fight for the undisputed title at UFC 223. With all of this in mind, it is perhaps fair to say that Ferguson is likely looking for some payback.
The UFC also stripped Conor McGregor of his undisputed lightweight title so that Nurmagomedov could fight for the belt at UFC 223. “Notorious” is facing misdemeanor and felony charges for a fracas that took place April 5, reportedly as a retaliation for Nurmagomedov’s confrontation with McGregor’s friend and teammate Artem Lobov days earlier.
Consequently, “Notorious” may have his own reasons to want to see “The Eagle” inside the octagon. Now Joey Oddessa has provided betting odds for the two possible match ups. Check them out below:
Khabib Nurmagomedov -165 (1.61)
Conor McGregor +135 (2.35)
Khabib Nurmagomedov -200 (1.5)
Tony Ferguson +165 (2.65)