Khabib Nurmagomedov will be battling Tony Ferguson for the vacant UFC Interim Lightweight Title at UFC 209, the bout will serve as the co-main event of the show.
Despite the fact that the fight isn’t even the main event of UFC 209, Nurmagomedov says its still the biggest lightweight fight in UFC history.
“A lot of people are gonna watch this fight,” Nurmagomedov said on The MMA Hour. “My fanbase is huge. This is very big fight. In my opinion, this is the greatest lightweight fight ever in the UFC.”
Whether Nurmagomedov or Ferguson wins on Saturday Night, it will be the first time either of them captured gold in the UFC. Nurmagomedov feels that his opponent is starting to feel the pressure as they head closer to Saturday Night.
“I feel like Tony is a little bit nervous, like all of my opponents,” Nurmagomedov said. “But for me, it’s fun. I enjoy this. I talk with him, I enjoy a little bit joke with him, make him nervous. Now, everything has changed. the talk is finished. We’re here. We’re in Vegas. It’s five days before the fight. Fight week. I can’t wait for the cage to close.”
UFC 209 takes place on Saturday, March 4 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson headlining. Fightful will be providing live coverage of the event, followed by a post-show podcast.