Khabib Nurmagomedov provides Tony Ferguson $200,000 to combat him far in 2017, a few high-profile UFC fighters appear to take it in their own hands — and mouths — to attempt to generate some blockbuster matchups happen even when the organization has to approve them. Nothing was formally planned out past March of this past year, with new ownership remaining quiet about plans for title fights and other blockbuster bouts so far. But on Monday, No. 1 lightweight rival Khabib Nurmagomedov (24-0) took to Twitter to allow No. 2 contender Tony Ferguson (22-3) understand he is willing to put up $200,000 of his own money to create a fight between them occur since the UFC has not done it for them…Ferguson had previously demanded equal pay to carry on Nurmagomedov despite signing a new deal with the UFC that reportedly prevents that by making the same. UFC president Dana White said the fight wouldn’t occur for that reason though the public is demanding it. The suggested bout would be for the interim lightweight title with all present champion Conor McGregor (21-3) out of action for another 10 weeks to concentrate on the birth of his kid. Michael Bisping and Tyron Woodley agree to 180-pound catchweight bout? Yes, current UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping (30-7) and welterweight champ Tyron Woodley (16-3-1) also were seen verbally agreeing to some superfight of sorts at a catchweight of 180 pounds backstage during UFC 207 last Friday in Las Vegas. Both fighters are coming off title defenses at the end of 2016 and right now do not have new opponents. Bisping posted the video below on his Instagram account to show the world that he means business. There is a current opening for a primary event at UFC Fight Night 108 in the O2 Arena in London on March 18th, with Bisping hinting at that as a possible date. Stay tuned to for more information coming soon, including opening lines if these battles really occur…

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