It’s not often a title contender is offered a shot at the belt by the reigning champion, but that’s just what’s happened in the UFC’s lightweight division after Tony Ferguson was forced out of his scheduled UFC on Fox 19 fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov.
155lb champ Rafael dos Anjos took to Twitter to call out Khabib – a former opponent of his – for a fight at UFC 200 on July 9th.
— Rafael dos Anjos (@RdosAnjosMMA) April 6, 2016
Interestingly, it’s unclear whether or not the Russian lightweight is interested in taking RDA up on his offer after defeating him in a one-sided fight two years ago.
— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) April 6, 2016
Khabib has offered to fight “anyone” at “any weight” but seems intent on his next fight taking place at UFC on Fox 19 on April 16th. The event takes place in Tampa, Florida.