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Thursday, Feb 22, 2018

UFC 223: Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Manager Says Tony Ferguson’s “The B-Side”

Khabib Nurmagomedov (photo via UFC)

By FCF Staff

Tony Ferguson may hold the UFC’s lightweight interim title, but according to Khabib Nurmagomedov’s manager, “El Cucuy” will be the “B side” at UFC 223.

Nurmagomedov will challenge Ferguson at the upcoming, April 7th event, which will take place in Brooklyn, New York. Recently the undefeated fighter’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz, appeared on MMA Junkie Radio, and he had this to say about the contest (quote via MMA Junkie):

“Trust me: Tony Ferguson is the B-side,” Abdelaziz said. “This whole entire thing is built around Khabib. This fight was supposed to be in Seattle. This fight moved from Seattle to Brooklyn because of the Russian population and the foreigners – to cater to Khabib. This is the fact of the business. …

“The UFC, the only thing, they don’t see color. They don’t see race. Nobody. No fighter out there can say that Dana White or (matchmakers) Sean Shelby or Mick Maynard are racist. All these people see (are) great fights and money. And this fight, Khabib is the A-Side. Guarantee you, 100 percent. He’s the guy.”

Nurmagomedov is coming off a decision win over Edson Barboza in December, while Ferguson won the interim title in October, by submitting Kevin Lee.

posted by FCF Staff @ 8:00 am
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