Finally, the fight that fans have been waiting for has been made official for the fifth time as Tony Ferguson is all set to face the lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov on April 18th, 2020. While Khabib Nurmagomedov is yet to face defeat in his MMA career, Tony Ferguson has been on a reign of terror in the lightweight division for years now. Hence it is safe to say that this fight will help us determine the best lightweight of this generation.
Talking about the unbeaten record of Khabib Nurmagomedov and whether he sees any holes in his game, Ferguson said:
“We both fought Tibau. So any of my fans go back and watch the Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Gliesen Tibau fight and then immediately afterward watch my badass self go in there and handle Tibau lot better than the way Khabib did. Now when you know he lost, you are gonna do whatever Khabib did afterward, I am not gonna give any spoilers. but I will say though Khabib is very beatable.“
Nurmagomedov is considered one of the best grapplers in the history of this sport. Going into the fight it’s no surprise for Ferguson that he will have to overcome Nurmagomedov’s scrambling to assert dominance inside the octagon. Well, Ferguson seems confident that he will capitalize on any mistake that the Russian does on the ground.
“I am in this dude’s head. He is gonna train so hard, he is gonna be so nervous, he is gonna make a mistake. I am gonna capitalize on that. I am gonna catch him during the scrambles. I told everybody, I am gonna make him piss blood. I said that a while ago. I owe him two to the tops. This guy has got an issue and his name is Tony Ferguson.”
Khabib Nurmagomedov has successfully defended the lightweight title against Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier since he has become the champion. He has been unbeaten in his MMA career with 28 wins and is considered the most dominant fighter in UFC history. However, Tony Ferguson is arguably the toughest opponent the Russian can get from the lightweight division. Hence it would be intriguing to see whether the Eagle adds yet another W in his resume or he becomes the next victim of El Cucuy.