Here’s all the reasons Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson has been canceled 5 times – MMA Fighting.Apr 2, 2020
Bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo equaled Gaethje with a $350,000 disclosed paycheck. His opponent, Dominick Cruz, wasn’t far behind with earnings of $300,000 in a losing effort.May 12, 2020
Tony Ferguson topped all fighters’ pay despite being brutally stopped by Justin Gaethje in the fifth round of their interim lightweight title showdown. Ferguson earned $500,000 while Gaethje took home $350,000 and the interim UFC lightweight championship.May 14, 2020
UFC 249 was forced to be moved to a location — and eventually a new date, May 9 — and a new headliner needed to found as Nurmagomedov couldn’t leave his native Russia. The UFC replaced him with top lightweight contender Justin Gaethje to take on Ferguson for the interim lightweight title.May 9, 2020
The following is the reported payout to the fighters as reported to the Florida State Boxing Commission. It does not include sponsor money and also does not include the UFC’s traditional “fight night” bonuses. The total disclosed payout for the event was $3,557,000.
Nurmagomedov, on an Instagram live chat, confirmed he is back home in Dagestan, Russia, but is now unable to leave to compete on April 18 against Ferguson at UFC 249 because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the travel bans that have closed borders across the world.Oct 13, 2020
Justin Gaethje pummeled Tony Ferguson in their UFC 249 interim lightweight slugfest Saturday night, not letting up until he was crowned victorious over his bloody opponent in the middle of the fifth round.May 10, 2020