Tony Ferguson Responds To Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Impressive Win At UFC 219

Khabib Nurmagomedov fought for the first time in more than a year at UFC 219.

There were many fans and MMA community impressed by Nurmagomedov’s performance including, the UFC’s interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson reacted to his long-time rival Khabib Nurmagomedov’s dominant win over the Brazilian striker Edson Barboza at UFC 219 last night in the co-main event.

Khabib faced the dangerous Edson Barboza over three rounds, and although it’s a word used far too often about this man, there is no better description for what he did to his foe than ‘battered him.’

With this victory, Nurmagomedov riding at 25-0 overall. He now stands out as the top candidate for either UFC undisputed lightweight champion Conor McGregor, or interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson.

After his win, Nurmagomedov said that while Notorious might be the UFC lightweight champ, he believes the real title owner is an interim champion, Tony Ferguson. Khabib further stated if UFC approves, he can fight both Mcgregor and Ferguson in the same night.

“Tony or Conor, don’t matter. Maybe if the UFC approves, I can fight with these guys in the same night. I swear, no joke.”

Ferguson gained the interim UFC lightweight title back in October with a third-round submission over Kevin Lee at UFC 216. UFC attempted to schedule Ferguson and Nurmagomedov earlier this year at UFC 209. Unfortunately, the fight was canceled a day before the event due to a botched weigh cut by Nurmagomedov.

Khabib was speaking to MMAFighting:

“Real belt is 25-0,” Nurmagomedov said (h/t “This is real belt. They’re all fake belts. To be honest, real belt is Tony Ferguson. Conor, he has only one fight in UFC at 155 and he have champion. He beat Eddie Alvarez. He’s good fighter, but he’s not champ. I think lot of people can beat him in 155. This is my opinion. I think lot of people can beat him at 155. He has good boxing, good timing, but he don’t have wrestling, he don’t have grappling, he don’t have conditioning, but he have a belt.”

However, Mcgregor’s return to the UFC octagon is still a mystery. He was last seen in action November of 2016, where he won the UFC lightweight title with a second-round knockout of Eddie Alvarez. In 2017, he made his highly anticipated multi-million boxing debut against Floyd Mayweather and lost the bout in the tenth round TKO.

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Published on December 31, 2017 at 12:00 am
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