A clip of Khabib Nurmagomedov professing that Tony Ferguson was “finished” as a fighter straight away began circulating the web adhering to UFC 256.
The UFC’s former interim lightweight champion, Ferguson (25-5 MMA), returned to the Octagon in very last night’s pay-for every-check out co-headliner in opposition to surging division contender Charles Oliveira (30-8 MMA).
The bout marked Tony’s initially since suffering a brutal TKO loss to Justin Gaethje at UFC 249. Next Ferguson’s beatdown at the arms of ‘The Highlight’, Khabib Nurmagomedov explained to ESPN that ‘El Cucuy’ was “finished” as a prime amount fighter.
“Tony Ferguson is concluded now,” Nurmagomedov mentioned. “He’s gonna come back, and anyone gonna beat him all over again, I imagine. Mainly because when you get injury like this, you are never heading to be the very same. Hardly ever. Even if you are Tony Ferguson.”
While numerous followers and analysts initially disputed Khabib’s claim, citing the reality that Tony Ferguson was formerly on a twelve-combat win streak prior to currently being TKO’d by Gaethje, very last night’s UFC 256 co-most important celebration result experienced some jokingly dubbing the undefeated Russian as ‘Mystic Khabib’.
Charles Oliveira was in a position to dominate Tony Ferguson for all a few rounds at UFC 256, virtually finishing the combat with a nasty armbar at the finish of spherical 1. In the conclusion ‘Do Bronx’ was awarded a lopsided unanimous final decision victory, marking his eighth gain in a row.
Tony’s effectiveness on Saturday evening absolutely echoed the past responses created by his longtime rival in Khabib Nurmagomedov. Even Dana White appears doubtful as to what should really appear subsequent for the former interim champ.
1 thing that the UFC President did appear to be specified of was that the ship has now sailed on a opportunity grudge match concerning Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson.
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This article first appeared on BJPENN.com December 13, 2020