Khabib likes the idea of fighting Ferguson
The Khabib Nurmagomedov – Tony Ferguson fight has been in the running for some time, it appears reports that the fight may be finally happening at UFC 209 are a little premature as of now.
If the fight does go ahead it will be at the third time of asking with both fighters pulling out due to injuries in the past.
Last week Nurmagomedov was offered and refused an interim title fight aainst Jose Aldo according to Aldo. Nurmagomedov again said he wants to fight Ferguson and not ‘bully the little’.
Nurmagomedov again called out Ferguson when speaking to RT Sport.
“The UFC asked me about this fight, March 4, UFC 209 and I said yes, I want to fight this, I want to take this fight. I want to fight with Tony and we, everybody, my team, are waiting for his answer.
“I think this is a real high level fight in the lightweight division right now. Nine win streak in UFC versus eight win streak, I think UFC before never made this kind of fight because nine win streak versus eight win streak, this has never happened before. I think this is a very big fight. Everybody wants to watch this fight and I want to take this fight.”
“I think he’s a tough fight, good fighter, little bit talk too much, that’s why I want to break his face. I like this fight.”
Don’t we all Khabib!