Tony Ferguson Details Negotiations

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Tony Ferguson Details Negotiations

Tony Ferguson, one of the most significant fighters in the UFC, has enlightened reporters into the negotiations that allowed him to battle it out against Khabib Nurmagomedov finally. He also called back onto past experiences during negotiations, as these two fighters have challenged one another on four separate occasions. The fifth and final chance for these two to fight is coming on April 18th, 2020. Fans cannot wait to see the Brooklyn, New York, scrap go down in the Octagon.

Just like any other significant fight in the UFC, there had to be extensive negotiations before these two prized fighters could enter the Octagon. Most of the time, both parties can come to an easy agreement so long as the payday is correct. However, when Ferguson spoke with Ariel Halwani, he mentioned that the negotiations weren’t as smooth as anticipated. Tony Ferguson talked in detail, revealing that the UFC and Khabib didn’t negotiate in the manner he is accustomed to, which caused significant rumours in the fighting league. The prized lightweight noted that he put his fans through hell, but that they remained loyal with him throughout the entire time. Subsequently, Tony plans to walk into this fight as the already victorious champion.

After the negotiation processes didn’t go as planned for Tony Ferguson. He demanded that the UFC sit down with him for a professional meeting, with Khabib and his team involved as well. He forced all parties to start having productive conversations that are personalized towards the company. Subsequently, the new negotiations became more positive over time. However, Tony noted that the process was lengthy and that he is grateful to have agents that have his back. The only downfall to these prolonged negotiations is that fanatics of the UFC have to wait another four months before this lightweight title bout occurs in Brooklyn, New York. Everyone can expect a lot of build-up for this fight, in a similar context as the battle between Floyd Mayweather Jr and Conor McGregor. There is a more than likely chance that the Tony Ferguson vs Khabib Nurmagomedov will be the highest-selling and rated pay-per-view in the existence of the UFC.

Need to Know

Both of these fighters have a long history in the UFC, with neither one of them having been knocked out by their opponents. Both Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov have held the lightweight title in their careers, which means this bout will be the fight to end all others. The only thing that could be more exciting than this upcoming April 15th battle is the rematch of Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov.