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As is frequently the circumstance when a wonderful fighter loses for the to start with time in many years, the path ahead for Tony Ferguson is unclear. His problem is difficult further by just how brutally Justin Gaethje walloped him back at UFC 249, the general talent-rich character of the Lightweight division, the ever-lurking Conor McGregor, and contract negotiations.
A person probable selection for Ferguson that has been offered is as a quick-discover substitute to fight Islam Makhachev on Battle Island. Makhachev is a team mate of Khabib Nurmagomedov with a identical design and style, and he’s received his previous 6 bouts in the UFC. To sweeten the pot, Ali Abdelaziz — who manages Makhachev, Nurmagomedov, Gaethje and fifty percent of the roster — has available Tony Ferguson an supplemental $200k to accept the struggle on top rated of his usual purse.
Earlier now, Khabib argued that “El Cucuy” ought to settle for the battle. “Tony Ferguson is good fighter and appropriate now he have alternative,” Nurmagomedov defined to ESPN. “He can come to Battle Island and struggle Islam (Makhachev). Islam have 6-combat win streak, he is pretty much in the Prime 10. Why not? Why he don’t want to get this struggle? UFC is likely to give him good funds. Ali Abdelaziz is going to give him $100,000 and $100,000. Soon after that, maybe he can struggle for the title if he get. But I assume his time is finished.”
Now, Ferguson has directly responded to Abdealziz on Twitter, and he sounds less than fascinated.
Fuck Your Bribe Lowlife. Convey to Your Shopper On Instagram @khabib_nurmagomedov (Given that You Operate His Twitter Account) # HeOwesMe200Kand20Pushups ‘Merica MF # pic.twitter.com/Xpnj8THtyq
— Tony Ferguson (@TonyFergusonXT) Oct 13, 2020
Traditional Ferguson hashtags apart, it does not appear to be probable that he heads to Battle Island or even fights in the quick long term. Who must Ferguson face in his return to motion?
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