The new UFC owners are desperate to get a return on the cash spent for the UFC so creating interim titles is the fastest way to generate PPV buys. It looks like another interim title will be up for grabs come UFC 209. Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson will face off for the interim lightweight title in the main event of UFC 209 according to several sources. The UFC missed the marketing point on this event big time, how could Nick and Nate Diaz not be the main and co-main events? Why is this card not in Stockton, California? Check it out.
Respected Russian outlet @izvestia_ru is reporting that Khabib vs. Ferguson is a done deal to headline UFC 209. Says UFC will announce soon.
— Karim Zidan (@ZidanSports) December 25, 2016