In a perfect world, Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov would be fighting for the interim lightweight belt while champ Conor McGregor is off making his $100 million.
(Actually, in a perfect world, McGregor wouldn’t be tying up the UFC’s 155-pound title in the first place, but whatever.)
Unfortunately, we live no where near a perfect world, so instead we’ll see Ferguson and Kevin Lee go at it for the “faux” championship at UFC 216.
As per MMAJunkie:
An interim title fight between Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee has been booked for UFC 216, UFC President Dana White told reporters on Tuesday.
White said he was unsure if the bout between Ferguson (23-3 MMA, 13-1 UFC) and Lee (16-2 MMA, 9-2 UFC) would serve as the headliner for the pay-per-view event, which takes place Oct. 7 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Ferguson gets his second chance to win an interim UFC title after a thrice-canceled fight with undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov (24-0 MMA, 8-0 UFC). The pair were scheduled to fight for the belt at UFC 209 before Nurmagomedov was hospitalized after a bad weight-cut.