Tony Ferguson Mocked Yet Again by Team Khabib as UFC Star’s Claim Backfires on Him

Published 01/11/2024, 6:18 AM EST

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The beef between Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov is seriously underrated in the UFC. These two were supposed to throw down in the octagon several times, but things just never panned out. Recently “El Cucuy” through his social media threw a slur at Khabib Nurmagomedov’s physique which got a strong response from team Khabib.

At that time, when Nurmagomedov and Ferguson were at the top of their game, much was said about them fighting in a huge match. But fate had some other plans and their fight never took place. Nurmagomedov retired as a champion, but it has not been so easy for Ferguson.

Tony Ferguson got a befitting reply from team Khabib


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Tony Ferguson is coming off with a seven-streak losing streak and his last fight against Paddy Pimblet was a brutal one. The fighter has not been the same since his fight against Justin Gaethje and Michael Chandler, with his last win coming in June, 2019.

On the other hand, Khabib Nurmagomedov has retired from the world of MMA altogether, and seems like he has no plans on returning. In his most recent escapade, “El Cuccy” has attacked Khabib Nurmagomedov with a post on his Instagram handle. The fighter has uploaded a video of them fighting in the UFC video game with Ferguson dominating Nurmagomedov.

The 39-year-old captioned the post as “Holy S**t Almost Forgot What Day It Was!!!” Let TiramisuTuesdayze Commence Once Again MF’as!!! -Champ  -CSO- 🇺🇸🇲🇽 # F**kin’A *mack* Let Ol’Fathead Know What Day It Is Crew”

To anyone who is wondering what’s wrong with that post and the quotes. Well, Ferguson poked fun of ‘The Eagle’s physique. However, Team Khabib was swift in their response to provide a befitting reply to Ferguson’s endeavor. Usman Nurmagomedov took to his Instagram handle to add a photo of him alongside Khabib Nurmagomedov with a caption that read “Always in shape”.

It was rather uncommon for Ferguson to call out Nurmagomedov all of a sudden. So what triggered the fighter to make such a statement against the former lightweight champion?

Reason for Ferguson’s tough remark on Nurmagomedov

Rumors have been circulating abou͏t Ferguson possibly making his way to Dagestan͏. ‘El Cucuy’ has a history wit͏h the region’s most renowned figure: Khabib Nurmagomedov. If the grapevine is to be ͏trusted, the once unrealized dream ͏bout might ͏be ͏transforming͏ into a collaborative trainin͏g venture sometime soon.


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Tony Ferguson hopped on Instagram to address some questions from his fans through his stories. One supporter mentioned, “Not much right now, El Cucuy. It’s good to see that those rumors about you being in Dagestan are false.” Ferguson responded with a harsh remark. The fighter stated “I’d never train with that fathead. Ol’e Khabieber can still eat a fat one. Ya know what, how about he eat bof ‘a’ dem. B.O.G.O bish. Still my b**ch “29-1”. -Champ CSO-”


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With Ferguson clearing the rumors, it has been made apparent that “El Cucuy” is holding his grudge against Khabib Nurmagomedov.



Written by:

Suryakant Das


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I'm Suryakant Das, an avid sports enthusiast from a family that cherishes the world of sports. I still vividly recall the day my father took me to watch Indian wrestling, sparking my fascination with the discipline and the aura of those warriors. Over time, my love for combat sports grew, and now, I'm a UFC writer at EssentiallySports.
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