Dana White reveals that Khabib Nurmagomedov will be back in September or October against Ferguson against the winner of Gaethje

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Dana White plans to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov in September October against Tony Ferguson’s winner against Justin Gaethje.

Nurmagomedov was scheduled to return to the Octagon at UFC 249 on April 18 against Ferguson. However, the COVID-19 pandemic halted these plans because the champion could not leave Russia, and the event was finally canceled.

Now in the main event of UFC 249 on May 9, Ferguson will face Gaethje for the interim lightweight title. It’s a fascinating fight and the plan is to have the winner against Nurmagomedov in the fall.

The fight between Ferguson and Gaethje is one of the most violent fights you will see, “White told ESPN on Instagram Live (h / t MMAJunkie). “I can guarantee it.” This fight is going to be incredible. The winner will face Khabib for the title. It’s for the interim. 100% (the winner fights Khabib). “

Khabib Nurmagomedov has not fought since UFC 242 when he subdued Dustin Poirier to defend his belt. Before that, he beat Conor McGregor for his first title defense after winning the vacant title against Al Iaquinta.

Tony Ferguson, Dana White, UFC 249, Justin Gaethje
Tony Ferguson, meanwhile, leads an incredible 12-game winning streak with notable wins over Donald Cerrone, Anthony Pettis, Kevin Lee and Rafael dos Anjos. He is also the former acting champion, but was stripped naked after injuring his knee.

Justin Gaethje enters this fight on a three-game winning streak where he knocked out in the first round. It will be the first time he has fought for a UFC belt, whether undisputed or provisional.

It’s no surprise that the winner is fighting Nurmagomedov. Still, many have wondered if McGregor could skip the queue, which doesn’t seem to be the case.

Do you prefer to see Khabib Nurmagomedov fighting Tony Ferguson or Justin Gaethje in the fall? Ring in the comments section, PENN Nation!

This article first appeared on BJPENN.com 04/24/2020.

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