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Following what has been a heated (and seemingly endless) back and forth, featuring no shortage of trash-talk, bribery, and an outright ultimatum, it looks like and have finally come to an agreement on when to do battle.

Yes, despite Dana White's insistence that we wouldn't be seeing a matchup between the two top lightweights anytime soon, it looks like "El Cucuy" and "The Eagle" will be locking horns at after all. The news comes straight from Ferguson himself, who took to Twitter just moments ago to confirm what Nurmagomedov's father/coach leaked to a Russian media outlet late last weekend.

"USADA showed up & I responded. See you March 4 @TeamKhabib & we will settle this once & for all inside a (sic) the Octagon at ," wrote Ferguson.

It's about damn time.

Following his dominant win over Michael Johnson at UFC 205 in November, the Dagestani grappler took to the mic to call out then-featherweight champion Conor McGregor -- who was challenging Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight title later that night -- for a future fight. But with McGregor announcing that he would be taking a 10-month hiatus from the sport to raise his baby on the way, Nurmagomedov then set his sights on Ferguson, who had come off a dominant win of his own over former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos just one week prior.

A bitter war of words soon followed, culminating in Nurmagomedov's offer to pay Ferguson an additional $200,000 on top of his purse for the fight -- an offer which Ferguson quickly turned down. Did the UFC cave in to his demands for a bigger payday, or did Ferguson cave into Khabib's trash-talk?

In any case, Ferguson vs. Nurmagomedov will now join Tyron Woodley vs. Stephen Thompson II on one of the most stacked cards of the year.


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