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Ferguson at the time said he wasn't in a position to confirm the fight, but did hint several times it was in the works. Ferguson also implied that the UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez had already been matched up with someone else.
"It is what it is, you see what you see, I can't really comment on that yet," Ferguson said. "All I know is, Eddie Alvarez is going to have his hands full. I'm coming after that belt man no matter who I fight next. One after another I'm going to pick them all apart and I'm going to finish each and every one of them."
Ferguson then confirmed he would like to fight dos Anjos if he was given the opportunity.
"I'd love to fight Rafael dos Anjos that dude is an ex-champ," Ferguson said without a moment of hesitation. "He's got a full round game, he's got great standup, excellent Jiu Jitsu offense, great Jiu Jitsu defense. But look, I've said this before, there isn't anyone in this division that I can't handle and that I can't take out.
After speaking in rather unflattering terms about Nurmagomedov and Alvarez, Ferguson said that dos Anjos was a man he had more respect for though this wouldn't stop him getting the job done when they met in the Octagon.
"I respect RDA he's cool, our families have met each other," Ferguson said. "I actually helped him train for Anthony Pettis not so long ago. There's no animosity there and his coaching staff is great. But, I'm going to take it to him.
"This is a fight and this is a competition. I'm not going to try and go in there and hurt him with ill intent, but I'm going to go there in there with the full intention to finish him to move forward in this division.
"I'm a 155-pound fighter. I have eight consecutive victories, and if he is next on the dotted line what sounds better than eight victories in a row? Nine!"