Dana White Says He Will NEVER Book Khabib vs. Ferguson Again

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was sent into a fluster over the weekend when Tony Ferguson was forced to pull out of his highly anticipated title fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov. Now UFC President Dana White has come forward to reveal that he has no plans of ever booking the two fighters against each other again.

UFC interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson was set to face off against Khabib Nurmagomedov for the undisputed UFC lightweight title in the main event of UFC 223. However, “El Cucuy” tore his LCL after tripping over a cord and tripping at a media event.

Consequently, the fight has been cancelled. Ferguson vs. Nurmagomedov has been booked and cancelled a total of four times, to the frustration of fight fans and the UFC president alike. Speaking with ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, Dana White revealed that he does not intend to ever book the fighters against each other again.

“Hell no. I’m never making that fight ever again. Ever.” White said.

Nurmagomedov will now face UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway for the lightweight title at UFC 223. Interim title holder Ferguson and reigning, yet inactive, lightweight champion Conor McGregor are set to be stripped of their titles as soon as the first punch is thrown in the fight.

UFC 223 goes down April 7 inside the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The highly anticipated fight card will take place live on pay-per-view.

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