Tony Ferguson's 7 last opponents | Tony Ferguson vs Khabib Nurmagomedov UFC 249 | Part 1
- Published on: Wednesday, January 1, 2020
Tony Ferguson has been a massive inspiration to myself in recent years and he has featured many times before on here. Khabib is no joke, he dismembered McGregor in easy fashion and I knew it was going to happen. I knew McGregor was in over his head and after the second round in the fight. I was shocked how much punishment McGregor was able to take.
I just don't see him doing this to Tony. I can't see Khabib driving in for heavy takedowns, no way. Not at his level of Ju Jitsu. It is way too dangerous, MORE VIDEOS COMING for this fight and viewers discussions.
It looks like the highly-anticipated matchup between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson is finally going to happen in 2020. The pair have been scheduled to meet inside the Octagon on four separate occasions - most recently at UFC 223 - but injuries, weight-cutting issues and other freak incidents have meant, it’s yet to happen.
But the fifth time could be the charm, with ESPN reporting that the UFC are looking to book the fight for April 18 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Nurmagomedov and Ferguson have been scheduled to meet four times in the past, dating back to 2015.
Nurmagomedov has a 28-0 record and has defended his UFC Lightweight championship on twice, defeating Conor McGregor in October 2018 and Dustin Poirier in September of this year.
Ferguson, meanwhile, is on a 12-fight win streak in the UFC and is the No.6 pound-for-pound fighter in the world, according to ESPN.
So, April 18 is the date that is looks set to finally happen.
Ferguson, 35, is chomping at the bit to hand Nurmagomedov his first loss and show the world he’s the best lightweight on the planet.
“He’s just another opponent,” during an appearance on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show.
“I already beat that dude.
"I showed up to UFC 209 and I saw it in his face, I saw quit.
“I called him out, called my shot and it worked. I’m in this dude’s head. “He’s looking at me. He’s going to train so hard.
“He’s going to be so nervous he’s going to make a mistake. I’m going to capitalise on that.
“I’m going to catch him during the scrambles. Scrambled eggs, baby.
“I’m going to make him p**s blood. I owe him two to the chops, and he owes me 20 push-ups.
“This guys got an issue, and his name is Tony Ferguson. And I’m coming after him. It’s hunting season, baby.”