Tony Ferguson Believes He’s in Khabib Nurmagomedov’s “Head”
By FCF Staff
Although Khabib Nurmagomedov has never been defeated, and is widely regarded as one of the best fighters to date, Tony Ferguson believes he’s in the head of the UFC’s lightweight champ.
Recently it was reported that Ferguson will challenge Nurmagomedov on April 18th, at a card in Brooklyn, New York. Since then, Ferguson spoke with ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, and the former interim champ said this about Khabib (quote via MMA Junkie):
“You’re going to have to ask the UFC (why the fight is in April),” Ferguson said. “Khabib is still on his world tour. He’s doing things, kissing babies and doing all that fun stuff. Who cares? You know who I am. You know I’m ready for February. I was ready to take another opponent if they were going to (expletive) pull some crazy stuff. But everything worked out. We’ve got until April. We’ve got plenty of time to train….”
“I’m in this dude’s head,” Ferguson said. “He’s looking at me. He’s going to train so hard. He’s going to be so nervous he’s going to make a mistake. I’m going to capitalize on that. I’m going to catch him during the scrambles. Scrambled eggs, baby. I’m going to make him piss blood. I owe him two to the chops, and he owes me 20 push-ups. This guy’s got an issue, and his name is Tony Ferguson. And I’m coming after him. It’s hunting season, baby.”
Ferguson (25-3) will be fighting for the first time since June, when he recorded a TKO win over Donald Cerrone (via doctor stoppage). “El Cucuy” has won 12 straight fights.
Nurmagomedov (28-0), meanwhile, fought in September and submitted Dustin Poirier.