Cameras had been on UFC light-weight contender Tony Ferguson when Khabib Nurmagomedov introduced his retirement from MMA next UFC 254.
Ferguson and Nurmagomedov have a extended history in between every single other that dates back again virtually a decade. The two have been related to 5 fights in the earlier, but they all fell through for various problems. Freak injuries, undesirable timing, and even the coronavirus pandemic led this desire matchup to fizzle five periods. Regardless of the obvious jinx on creating his bout, both of those Ferguson and Nurmagomedov have claimed that the fight could even now take place 1 working day. However, Nurmagomedov’s obvious retirement improvements factors.
Immediately after distributing Justin Gaethje in the next spherical of their title battle most important event back at UFC 254 in October, Nurmagomedov took the microphone and made use of his article-battle speech as an possibility to retire from the sport. In the months because Nurmagomedov created that proclamation, there have been whispers that he could modify his mind and nonetheless struggle all over again. But as of right now, Nurmagomedov is very a lot on the fence. If he does pick out to action away from the sport, then the Ferguson battle will not ever transpire.
Listening to the information that Nurmagomedov was hanging up his gloves pursuing UFC 254, Ferguson flipped out. View down below to see his stay reaction to the retirement speech.
The missing of a rival… @TonyFergusonXT‘s reaction to Khabib’s retirement is heartbreaking 🤬
— UFC (@ufc) December 12, 2020
If Nurmagomedov does in fact cling up his gloves, then followers won’t get to see him ever battle Ferguson. Even with the 5 past cancelations, this is nonetheless a matchup that MMA lovers are craving to see a single day. Hopefully, it comes about sooner than afterwards, and there is a likelihood it could. If Ferguson can defeat Charles Oliveira at UFC 256 in an remarkable manner, it is possible that a gain could encourage Nurmagomedov to fight him after all. All Ferguson can manage at this place is his efficiency against Oliveira.
Do you consider we will ever see Tony Ferguson fight Khabib Nurmagomedov?