Tony Ferguson vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov will go down as among the finest fights that by no means occurred. Regardless of matching the 2 lightweights up on a number of events the UFC noticed the bout slip via its grasps every time. Accidents, weight cuts and COVID all performed an element in ensuring El Cucuy and The Eagle by no means shared the Octagon.
With Numagomedov now retired from the game (and the UFC lastly believing that reality), it appears any probability that these two face one another sooner or later is misplaced endlessly. Nonetheless, that hasn’t stopped both man needling the opposite each time they get the urge.
Just lately Ferguson, who’s making ready for a struggle with Beneil Dariush, took to Twitter to swipe at his longtime rival. Utilizing a video of certainly one of their many face-offs through the years Ferguson tweeted ‘You’ll see me quickly sufficient buddy’. ‘conditioning sucks’ and ‘hold working fathead.’
It took Nurmagomedov about 4 hours to reply.
“You’ve a struggle quickly, your opponent could be very robust and most underestimated in light-weight division, deal with him,” wrote Numagomedov. “I want you and your loved ones greatest, regardless that you appear like a shit.”
Nrumagomedov’s response was met with various Twitter customers scoring the spat 10-8 in favour of the Dagestani.
Ferguson is because of face Dariush at UFC 262 on Might 15. The previous TUF champion is on the primary dropping streak of his 30-fight profession. At UFC 256 in December he misplaced to UFC light-weight title challenger Charles Oliveira. Earlier than that he was TKO’d by Justin Gaethje at UFC 249 in Might, in a struggle the place Gaethje was filling in for Nurmagomedov.
Previous to these losses Ferguson was on a 12 struggle successful streak with victories over Kevin Lee, Edson Barboza, Rafael dos Anjos, Donald Cerrone and Anthony Pettis.