Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov is the rivalry that can by no means die, but additionally, the rivalry that by no means was.
As probably the most cursed struggle in UFC historical past, the corporate has tried to make the competition a complete of 5 occasions over time, with the newest being as latest as early 2020.
Khabib vs Tony Ferguson was scheduled to happen on April 18, 2020 however was referred to as off for the fifth time
Injury has at all times appeared to play a position in canceling their fights, however final 12 months it was the worldwide pandemic that robbed us of the lengthy-held gentle dream struggle as Khabib was unable to journey exterior of Russia.
At one level, Khabib was undefeated – and he retired undefeated at 29-0 – and Ferguson was on a 12-sport profitable streak. It was the struggle to be fought.
Now Ferguson has misplaced his final two and Khabib has retired, the luster has pale considerably.
Still, El Cucuy appears a bit obsessive about The Eagle and just lately stated that Khabib did not retire undefeated as a result of he dodged it.
Ferguson and Nurmagmedov have been by no means in a position to make the struggle occur
Ferguson, who’s making ready for a struggle with Beneil Dariush, has now taken to Twitter to hit Khabib once more.
Using a video of one among their many clashes over time, Ferguson tweeted “You’ll see me soon mate”, “the conditioning sucks” and “keep running fathom”.
Khabib’s response got here a few hours later: “You’re combating quickly, your opponent may be very robust and probably the most underrated within the light-weight division, focus on him. I want you and your loved ones the very best, regardless of how *** you look.
Khabib stored the category till the top, genius stuff. You hardly see it coming while you learn it!
Fans within the commentary marked this spherical a 10-8 for Khabib and it is arduous to argue.
You have a struggle quickly, your opponent may be very robust and probably the most underrated within the gentle division, focus on him. I want you and your loved ones the very best, even if you happen to seem like shit.
– khabib nurmagomedov (@StaffKhabib) March 31, 2021
The Russian has been coaching because the finish of his fights and with Islam Makhachev and Umar Nurmagomedov booming in 2021 he is off to a good begin.
Michael Chandler and Charles Oliveira will face off for the light-weight title he canceled at UFC 262.