The struggle is real for UFC lightweight interim champion Tony Ferguson, who won the interim world title with his latest win over Kevin Lee.
With the UFC’s lightweight division murkier than ever, the promotion is seemingly set on stripping both Conor McGregor and Tony Ferguson ahead of this weekend’s UFC 223 event.
With both belt holders facing the chopping block, the new main event between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Max Holloway is expected to be for the UFC’s undisputed world title.
UFC president Dana White recently told the media as much, confirming that Tony Ferguson will be stripped of his interim status by this weekend’s event.
Ferguson was forced to pull out of the scheduled main event on just six days notice. He never defended his interim world title, and was never crowned the actual champion of the UFC’s lightweight division.
Sadly, Ferguson’s reign will go unremembered in UFC history … At least for now.