UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov defeated former two division UFC champion Conor McGregor in the main event of UFC 229, but would then hop the Octagon wall and incite a huge post-fight melee.
Both Nurmagomedov and McGregor were fined for their post-fight antics, but Nurmagomedov wants an apology from the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) before competing in the state of Nevada again.
We’re in talks now [for the Ferguson fight],” Khabib said at a fan Q&A . “They suggested having it in Vegas in March, but they have to issue me an official apology for fining me for the incident on Oct. 6, 2018.”
There has been no apology issued by the NAC to Nurmagomedov at this point in time.
If there is no apology from the NAC to Nurmagomedov, expect a potential title defense against Tony Ferguson to happen at another location.
“If they apologize, I’ll fight,” Nurmagomedov said. “If not, we’ll pick another venue. I’ll fight in April in New York. I’ll be ready in April, March if Vegas apologizes or gives me back my money. Those are my conditions. We’re in talks now.”
Nurmagomedov and Ferguson have agreed to fight multiple times before in the UFC, but injuries and other issues have caused them to never meet in the Octagon.