Khabib Nurmagamedov versus Tony Ferguson looks like it’s finally going to go down. This fight is one of the most anticipated in MMA. Of course, that’s partly due to the fact that it has been cancelled on four previous occasions. However, we will finally get the lightweight clash we all want in April 2020.
It’s been a long time coming. Freak injuries and bad weight cuts have seen both men pull out of previous match-ups twice. Ferguson was the interim champion until he got stripped after tearing his LCL. Then Khabib fought Al Iaquinta for the title and defended twice against Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier.
But now Khabib will fight a man that many people believe could have the tools to beat him. We’re not sure about that, but one thing is certain. This fight had to happen before it was too late and we’re so excited that it looks like it’s finally set to go down. Just put these two men in bubble wrap for the next four months.
This fight looks set to go down on April 18th in Brookyn’s Barclay Center. Of course, that was also the location where Khabib first won the title. It was also where Conor McGregor threw a dolly at a bus full of fighters. Forget Madison Square Garden, Brooklyn is true MMA hallowed ground. Ali Abdelaziz confirmed that the deal was signed. He wrote:
“Here we go. The champ signed his bout agreement against Tony Ferguson. This man has been asking for this ass whooping and now he has earned it April 18th the eagle will land in Brooklyn one more time. This one is for the fans.”
We’re refusing to get too excited until they’re standing face-to-face in an octagon.
With his unbelievable 27-0 record, Khabib has looked invincible throughout his MMA run. He’s only lost one round and that was against Conor McGregor. He still gave the Irishman the beating of his life. However, Ferguson offers Khabib a new challenge. He’s excellent off of his back which adds a new dimension to the fight. Plus he uses some of the most diverse and eccentric techniques in the sport. You never know what he’s going to do.
The thing about Ferguson is that he gets hit and takes damage. Despite this, he’s still able to mince up his opponent’s faces and dominate them. Will he be able to do the same to Khabib? Only time will tell.
— Tony Ferguson (@TonyFergusonXT) November 27, 2019
This fight isn’t official until Ferguson signs his deal. But that looks like it will happen soon. He tweeted the message you can see above:
“No more games. I’m open for business. Time to give the fans what they want.”
‘El Cucuy’ has had a contentious relationship with the UFC. He’ll finally get the chance to put things right. A win over Khabib would seal his legacy as the greatest lightweight in UFC history. He already has the longest winning streak in the division (12 fights). Don’t sleep on him. He could do it.