Tony Ferguson Needs to Win a Fight Before Title Shot — Khabib Nurmagomedov

Tony Ferguson Needs to Win a Fight Before Title Shot — Khabib Nurmagomedov

Personally, I have a hard time believing it's 'Khabib time' presently. You know, for now. First of all, the Eagles MMA team and American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) team.

"I want to fight Georges St-Pierre in New York at MSG." stated Khabib. It's only unimpressive in the context of how Nurmagomedov normally destroys people. The interest for this fight was enormous. Against one of just four two-division champions in the promotion's history. GSP. [Then] they said Anthony Pettis. I don't understan this guy. And I said that this fight won't happen again this time around. McGregor faces felony charges that put his fight future in doubt. He'll ask for an enormous amount of money just to avoid this fight.

While it wasn't the rallying cry that "we're not here to take part - we're here to take over!" was, it's a start. I don't want to trash talk him or bad, I know he always talk trash.

Was Iaquinta the champion?

The following two tabs change content below. I call those things anarchy. Because I told you guys, he is great fighter but he is a little bit stupid. What plan was it?

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There, Khabib Nurmagomedov made it clear that McGregor was never really far from his mind.

However, UFC President Dana White has shot down the potential fight in the past, and that fight appears not to be in the cards due to McGregor's latest antics. Was it also something that you told him to do? "Beef, chicken, or something like this".

Khabib Nurmagomedov is the UFC lightweight champion of the world.

It was our dream about five or six years ago. He didn't win a round but he earned respect for taking up this fight on short notice and giving his opponent a tough competition. Why not? Or maybe in Zaire or Philippines. He switches weight classes. "I'm gonna say Georges St-Pierre".

It did not take long for Nurmagomedov to receive an answer from the former UFC welterweight and middleweight champion. Who would you want to see as a contender for Khabib's belt?

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Would you still consider fighting Conor McGregor? "He is a real Brooklyn gangster", Nurmagomedov said. It's better if he fights Khabib than fights a bus.

Going back to the confrontation with Artem Lobov, which eventually led to McGregor's bus attack, what was your reaction? Do you think Khabib could have avoided it, as he had a very important fight ahead of him? Then you are mistaken.

Not to mention Nurmagomedov having won the belt against the eleventh ranked lightweight, Al Iaquinta, in a fight booked at the eleventh hour. An unblemished record for this long, at this level, and in this division? Ferguson, first of all. He has a 10 [fight] win streak. Georges St-Pierre, Conor McGregor... He won't be able to do anything. Nurmagomedov's belt, that's the one.

If you only tuned into UFC 223 for the actual fight card was Saturday, you probably walked away feeling OK with everything.

But championship titles are a tricky thing.

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