A struggle between lightweight standouts Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov has been atop a lot of admirers want listing for some time.
‘El Cucuy’ and ‘The Eagle’ have been scheduled to fulfill on many events. On the other hand, none of those proposed bouts ever arrived to fruition.
Just after Khabib Nurmagomedov was pressured out of their most not long ago scheduled contest at UFC 249, Tony Ferguson wound up having on surging division contender Justin Gaethje in a bout for the promotions interim lightweight title.
The winner of May’s Gaethje vs. Ferguson bout was definitely guaranteed the subsequent shot to ‘The Eagle’ and thus the stakes have been huge.
Regretably for ‘El Cucuy’, his conclusion to combat Justin Gaethje on short discover proved high-priced as he went on to lose the fight by fifth spherical TKO.
Though the setback served as Ferguson’s very first in twelve fights, reigning UFC light-weight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov a short while ago instructed that ‘El Cucuy’ will “never be the exact same” soon after sustaining this sort of brutal injury in his decline to Gaethje.
This night Tony Ferguson responded to Khabib Nurmagomedov and his critics all through an interview with ESPN.
”I see panic in (Khabib’s) voice if he thinks he has to discuss terrible about people. He can’t put that sh*t in my head. I will fight Khabib at one level or an additional. He will see me before he retires. We’ll make that a position.”
Tony Ferguson not long ago said that he would be prepared to battle Michael Chandler later this 12 months, though he’s not specified the previous Bellator champ warrants the chance.
As for Khabib Nurmagomedov, the undefeated lightweight winner will square off with Justin Gaethje in this Saturday’s UFC 254 occasion headliner.
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This report initially appeared on bjpenn.com on October 21, 2020