‘Run Fathead Run’- Tony Ferguson Finally Knows Why Khabib Nurmagomedov Has Been Ducking Him

Published 08/06/2021, 12:47 AM EDT


Khabib Nurmagomedov appeared at the Hotboxin’ Podcast recently alongside Mike Tyson and co-host Henry Cejudo. ‘The Eagle’ opened up many interesting facts about his personal and professional life. He also emphasized the upbringing he had at the mountains of Dagestan from a very young age.

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Nurmagomedov said he has had many street fights over the course of his life. He also revealed what his mother told him during those times. ‘Never Come Home if you lose,’ was the strict verdict provided by the Russian fighter’s mother to him. Well, a familiar former foe of ‘The Eagle’ reacted to those comments.

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Tony Ferguson took to Twitter to react to Nurmagomedov’s recent comments. “WellThen, That Explains Everything” 29 – 1 See Fathead Run, RunFatheadRun *bawkbawk* -Champ -CSO- # WhatAPuts # Time4Work,” wrote ‘El Cucuy’ in his recent post. Of course, it was a jibe at the Dagestani, the man he has never faced yet.

It was one of the highly anticipated contests in the history of the UFC. Both Ferguson and Nurmagomedov are two of the greatest lightweight fighters in UFC history. While ‘The Eagle’ became an undisputed champion and defend his belt 3 times, Ferguson never got to fight for the belt, despite being the interim champion.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 06: Tony Ferguson interacts with media during the UFC 249 press conference at T-Mobile Arena on March 06, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

‘El Cucuy’ was once on a 12-fight winning streak in the lightweight division of the UFC. However, a loss Justin Gaethje at UFC 249 broke that run. Back-to-back defeats against Charles Oliveira and Beneil Dariush since then see Ferguson in a painful 3-fight skid.

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A brief history of Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson

Ferguson and Nurmagomedov would have clashed 5 times, as mentioned earlier. However, both parties had to withdraw from the proposed contest, meaning they never actually clashed. The latest cancelation came at UFC 249 because of COVID-19.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – SEPTEMBER 07: Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia celebrates his submission victory over Dustin Poirier in their lightweight championship bout during UFC 242 at The Arena on September 7, 2019 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Many believed prime Ferguson was Nurmagomedov‘s kryptonite because of his unorthodox style and legendary durability. However, his fall from grace and the Dagestani’s retirement means fans will never actually get to see what could have happened had the duo fought.

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Apratim Banerjee

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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