A much-anticipated (and often-cancelled) Light-weight title combat between Final Preventing Championship (UFC) Light-weight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov, and no. 1 contender, Tony Ferguson, is about to go down on the upcoming UFC 249 pay-per-view (PPV) occasion, scheduled to go down inside Barclays middle in Brooklyn, New York on April 18, 2020.
The 2 males have constructed up some heated stress between, seeing as how they’ve eyed one another down and ready to combat 4 instances prior. So to say there isn’t a love misplaced between that two 155-pound monster could be an understatement.
That’s why “El Cucuy” merely isn’t content material with handing “The Eagle” his first loss in blended martial arts (MMA), he needs to harm him…dangerous.
“I informed all people I’m going to make him piss blood. I mentioned that some time in the past,” mentioned Ferguson throughout a current interview on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Present. “This man has received a difficulty and his identify is Tony Ferguson and I’m coming after him. It’s searching season, child.”
Certainly, giving Khabib his first loss could be an enormous feather in Tony’s cap, as nobody has come near fixing the puzzle from Dagestan. Tony, in the meantime, thinks says he already has a victory over his upcoming foe, and beating him contained in the Octagon is simply one other notch on his ever-growing resume.
“He’s simply one other opponent. I already beat that dude. I confirmed as much as UFC 209 and I noticed it in his face, I noticed give up,” mentioned Tony in reference to their earlier staredown throughout considered one of their scheduled bouts.
Moreover, “El Cucuy — who’s using a 12-fight win streak — says Khabib received’t be capable of deal with the the stress that comes with dealing with him.
“I known as him out, known as my shot and it labored. I’m on this dude’s head, he’s me and he’s going to be coaching so arduous and be so nervous and he’s going to make a mistake. I’m going to capitalize on that,” he added. “I’m going to catch him through the scrambles. Scrambled eggs child.”
Whereas it’s straightforward to get misplaced in Khabib’s dominant run so far — successful 28 straight fights together with all 12 contests contained in the Octagon — Ferguson is way from a slouch. The previous interim 155-pounder has solely tasted defeat as soon as within the final decade, successful 18 of his final 19 bouts and is coming of back-to-back technical knockout wins over Donald Cerrone and Anthony Pettis
Now, the ready sport begins as we’re nonetheless 4 months away, which makes combat followers nervous, for apparent causes.