Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Manager Mocks Tony Ferguson’s Jiu-Jitsu- Calls Him a “White Belt”

Published 12/13/2020, 10:22 PM EST


Tony Ferguson took on a dangerous opponent in Charles Oliveira at UFC 256. The fight against ‘Do Bronx’ was a crossroads fight for ‘El Cucuy’. Tony was always considered one of the best at 155-pounds and had beaten almost everyone put in front of him. With the exception of Justin Gaethje who snapped his 12-fight streak earlier this year.

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‘The Highlight’ beat comprehensively Tony and following the loss questions were raised about how much Tony Ferguson had left in the tank given that he would be turning 37 early next year. Therefore, it was important for ‘El Cucuy’ to secure a win against Oliveira to prove that he still had it in him to compete against the best in the world. Unfortunately, he was unsuccessful. 

Read: Twitter reacts as Charles Oliveira stuns Tony Ferguson in a dominant performance 

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Tony Ferguson vs Charles Oliveira was decided on the ground 

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s manager Ali Abdelaziz took to Twitter to comment about the fight between the two men. He tweeted, “Black belt VS White belt”

Both Oliveira and Ferguson are extremely high-level black belts in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Due to this, most fans and pundits alike believed that the fight would be extremely close on the ground. 

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However, it was one-sided dominance. ‘Do Bronx’ dominated the fight from the very first bell, he took down Ferguson early and often throughout the course of the fight and was close to a few submission attempts. The arm-bar towards the end of the first round was probably the closest he got to submitting ‘El Cucuy’. Any other fighter in that position would have tapped. 

Tony is now 0-2 in his last fights and has been dominated in both outings. Given his age and performance in the last two fights, there is no doubt that people will think he is ‘finished’. MMA fans will be hoping that Ferguson can bounce back from this slump in his next fight. 

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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