Khabib Nurmagomedov wants to beat Tony Ferguson’s ass.
Khabib Nurmagomedov strongly cemented himself as the legit No. 1 contender in the lightweight division after dethroning Edson Barboza at UFC 219 on December 30 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
In fact, Undefeated Khabib has a solution as he says he wanted to brawl both of them at the same time to clear up the division, but Khabib’s main focused on achieving an interim title bout against Tony Ferguson.
Khabib Nurmagomedov’s manager Ali Abdelaziz, who posted on social media by saying, Khabib wants to ass whoop Tony Ferguson while Mcgregor can focus on boxing.
To be clear I talked to @TeamKhabib . Our main focus is @TonyFergusonXT he deserves the next ass whooping. He earned it. And for the former UFC champion @TheNotoriousMMA he can stay on the boxing side. Bye bye ✋🏽@danawhite
— Ali Abdelaziz (@AliAbdelaziz00) January 5, 2018
To be clear I talked to @TeamKhabib . Our main focus is @TonyFergusonXT he deserves the next ass whooping. He earned it. And for the former UFC champion @TheNotoriousMMA he can stay on the boxing side. Bye bye ✋ @danawhite
UfC lightweight champ McGregor hasn’t fought in the UFC octagon since he won the lightweight belt against Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 back in November 2016 and faced criticism of not defending the title. Last year, Notorious fought highly anticipated multi-million boxing match with Floyd Mayweather and eventually lost via tenth round TKO. Mcgregor vows to return to MMA to defend his crown in 2018.
Despite pushing a return to the Octagon, McGregor has insisted that fighters must ‘lobby’ for fights with him and is currently trying to iron out a new deal with the UFC.
While many believe, Khabib who steamrolled Edson Barboza at UFC 219, is the hardest match-up for McGregor but it’s looking like the Notorious will sit on the sidelines to face the winner of Nurmagomedov vs. Ferguson.
While the fight hasn’t been booked or made official, UFC brass Dana White has hinted that Ferguson will defend his interim title against Khabib Nurmafomedov in the coming months.
Do you think Khabib vs. Tony is a good match-up or should he face Conor Mcgregor?