Khabib vs. Ferguson Is One Of ‘The Anticipated Fight In The UFC’
A long-anticipated fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson had been scrapped off for astounding four times due to different mishaps. Many went on to call this bout a curse. However, UFC lightweight champion Khabib is still interested in this showdown and said fight fans on the internet have a burning desire to see this scrap.
“Yes, it’s a great fight,” Nurmagomedov said in a recent interview (quotes via RT Sport). “It’s one of the best … not even one of the best, it’s the most anticipated fight in the UFC. I’ve been told about it by the UFC owners because they monitor what people say on the internet. And this is the most anticipated fight at the moment. So let’s hope he comes back.”
Ferguson is currently dealing with family issues after his wife called the police and filed a restraining order against him for alleged domestic violence. Court also orders Tony to stay 100 yards away from his wife and 2-year-old son. “El Cucuy’s” wife also claimed that Ferguson’s behavior is becoming violent as he believes someone lived in their home walls and had a microchip implanted in his legs.
Khabib Nurmagomedov said he’s aware of Ferguson’s recent struggles and extends some support to him.
”From what I understood at least, there were some reports about calls to the police,” Nurmagomedov said. “I really didn’t want to go into details, because I myself wouldn’t want to have that sort of attention. I can only imagine how hard it is for him. Especially since it’s about his family. Again, I didn’t follow it closely, I just read some things on the internet.”
'May God give him good health': Khabib offers support to Tony Ferguson, hopes 'dream fight' will happen
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“May God give him good health and the best of luck,” he continued. “Sport is sport, but family is family. And let’s hope he’ll return. It’s very strange to see him away, he has an 11-fight win streak in the lightweight division. And now he’s on the sidelines.”
“I guess that just means that at this moment in time he has to go through this test. Each person faces their own challenge. Some people get ill, some people let money go to their heads, some people drink. Some people have ‘star fever.’ Different people face tests in different ways. Some have surgery, some become champions who don’t have time for training. So each person faces their own challenge. And it looks like he will have to go through his own challenge.”
”Let’s hope he’ll come out as a winner and come back,” he finished. “And hopefully we’ll fight one day.”
To remind you Dana White said he offered Ferguson and an interim title fight against Max Holloway at UFC 236 however ‘El Cucuy’ turned it down.
Earlier this week Khabib revealed his plans to return in September against a winner of Holloway vs. Poirier.
Do you think we’ll ever get to see Khabib vs. Ferguson?