White says Tony Ferguson vs Kevin Lee set for interim title

Khabib Nurmagomedov

Khabib Nurmagomedov

With reigning UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor now occupied with boxing legend Floyd Mayweather, UFC officials have announced Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee will do battle over the promotion's interim title later this year.

"I'm ready for Conor McGregor to get back to MMA", White laughed, before confirming the news. "We have to get past [Mayweather vs. McGregor] first".

Khabib Nurmagomedov Tony Ferguson
GETTY The UFC brass opted against re-booking Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson

Kevin Lee is now riding a five-fight win streak, his latest being a first-round submission victory over Michael Chiesa this past June in Oklahoma City. It is not yet known if it will serve as the main event. This not only earned his his second post-fight bonus, but marked his eighth career submission win. He was expected to face No. 1-ranked Khabib Nurmagomedov in the co-main event of UFC 209 this past March; however, "The Eagle" had a disastrous weight cut and was forced off the card the day of weigh-ins. "El Cucuy" has won nine straight fights in the Octagon, including a five-round verdict over Rafael dos Anjos in his most recent outing at UFC Fight Night 98.

"(Khabib's) not ready. He had surgery and he's not ready", explained White.

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Substitute Milner put the matter beyond doubt when he snapped up Firmino's pass to the wing from a quickly taken free-kick. Hoffenheim should have squared the tie in injury time, but Benjamin Huber could not keep his free header down.

The duo have already exchanged some hostile words with each other following Lee's win over Chiesa during an interview on FOX in what should ultimately be an exciting encounter between two fighters on a combined 14-fight win streak.

While Conor McGregor is occupied with attempting to pull off one of the biggest upsets in sports history, the UFC is holding a fight that might determine the Irishman's next opponent - if he chooses to compete at his best sport again. "So it is what it is".

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