Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov never crossed paths in the Octagon, but the two lightweight icons had a bitter rivalry, despite their fights getting cancelled over five times. Now, five years later, the two have engaged in a verbal strife once again, and this time, the competition has come down to coaching.
Tony Ferguson reminds Khabib that he’s still under contract with the UFC: We’re Private Contractors Fathead Remember?
Khabib vs Ferguson had to be dropped numerous times owing to different reasons, and despite the late Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov’s wish of seeing his son compete against “El Cucuy”, the fight never took place, and Khabib eventually retired from the sport before facing Ferguson in the cage.
However, Ferguson still sees a way to end the unfinished business with the Russian, and recently on The MMA Hour, proposed the idea of coaching against Khabib in The Ultimate Fighters.
“I believe that when his dad said that we were supposed to compete, I believe that. Regardless, I would love to be able to coach against him in The Ultimate Fighter,” said Ferguson,“The best man wins on the team. I guarantee my coaching is a lot better than yours, Khabib. Not a lot of people understand that. I don’t have to break anyone’s rib for that s**t. My coaching goes a long away and I can build my team. I built a team for a 12-fight win streak, and I can definitely build a team again to be able to go and beat that son of a b***h.” [H/T BJPenn.com]
Upon hearing Ferguson’s TUF proposition, Khabib took to Twitter and showed interest in the idea but in case it doesn’t come to fruition, offered him to join his own Eagle Fight Club in turn.
“Tony I like the idea about TUF, call your bosses and let them make an offer, but if they don’t have ideas, I myself will offer you a deal on the @EagleFightClub platform, we doing some business here you know,” Khabib tweeted.
Tony I like the idea about TUF, call your bosses and let them make an offer, but if they don’t have ideas, I myself will offer you a deal on the @EagleFightClub platform, we doing some business here you know.
— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) May 17, 2022
In his response, Ferguson reminded Khabib that he is still under the UFC banner and will not be able to join the former Lightweight champ’s promotion.
“We’re Private Contractors Fathead Remember? We Can Smell Ya From All The Way Over HereLay Of The Sweets Meat Head. Now You Work For Me, BTW You Still Owe Me 200K & 20 Push-Up For The Homeless Keep Runnin’ It’s Tiramisu Tuesday- Champ-CSO- ‘Merica MF,” Ferguson stated in his response to Khabib.
We’re Private Contractors Fathead Remember? We Can Smell Ya 🍮🍮 From All The Way Over Here 🦨 Lay Of The Sweets Meat Head. Now😎You Work For Me, BTW You Still Owe Me 200K & 20 Push-Up For The Homeless 🔱 Keep Runnin’ It’s Tiramisu🥇Tuesday- Champ 🖕😎 -CSO- 🇺🇸🏆🇲🇽 ‘Merica MF pic.twitter.com/LS9WK4rI12
— Tony Ferguson (@TonyFergusonXT) May 17, 2022
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