Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Father: Fight With Tony Ferguson is “Most Important in UFC History”
By FCF Staff
Many observers have argued that on paper, the upcoming fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson is the greatest in UFC history, and the champion’s father evidently agrees.
Nurmagomedov is scheduled to defend the lightweight title against Ferguson on April 18th, at a UFC card in Brooklyn. Recently Khabib’s father, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, spoke with RT Sport. While discussing the highly anticipated fight, the renowned coach said this (quote via MMA Junkie):
“I think it’s one of the most important events in this sport,” Abdulmanap said.“It was planned four times and called off twice because of Khabib and twice because of Tony. Millions of fans are waiting for it. There’s never been anything like this in UFC history. It’s the most important fight in UFC history. It’s important not only for me but for my republic, my country, and all our supporters.”
Nurmagomedov (28-0) will be fighting for the first time since September, when he submitted Dustin Poirer at UFC 242.
Ferguson (25-3) hasn’t fought since June when he recorded a TKO win (via doctor stoppage) over Donald Cerrone. “El Cucuy” has won 12 straight fights.