Tony Ferguson wants a showdown with Khabib Nurmagomedov this fall.
Ferguson and Nurmagomedov have traded barbs for a while now, but still haven’t had the chance to go one-on-one. They were set to meet back in March for the interim Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight title. A failed weight cut forced Nurmagomedov to pull out of the event.
“El Cucuy” told Flo Combat that he’s prepared to meet “The Eagle” soon:
“I’m not going to rob Khabib of an ass whooping. I will give him that ass whooping. Trust me, he does deserve that beat down by my hands. I’ve made so many more fans by his lame ass attempt to go missing in action. If that dude would have showed up and missed weight, I would have won that belt. That sh*t would have been mine automatically. No reason, no wonder his ass didn’t show up.”
If everything is in order, Ferguson would like to do battle in two to three months.
“Hopefully he has his [expletive] in order now and not the grand opening of his gym the same time around the fight. What I’m trying to say is if he’s ready, I’ll be ready and we’ll be ready in September/October and we’ll make that sh*t happen.”