Tony Ferguson: Khabib Nurmagomedov 'bailed out' on UFC 249 title fight Given all these circumstances, Nurmagomedov thinks he’s being unfairly targeted. Khabib later justified his decision by claiming that he does not want to break the rules by taking up the Khabib vs Ferguson fight while every medical expert is advising people to stay indoors. The two were scheduled to fight each other for the Interim Lightweight title. Tony Ferguson on Khabib Retirement at UFC 254, Dustin Poirier, Conor McGregor, What's Next! The first booking between 'The Eagle' and Ferguson was made for the finale of The Ultimate Fighter 22 in December 2015. Ferguson had won 12 fights in a row in the UFC at 155lbs the last time this fight was scheduled to take place in 2020. However, his shift to boxing necessitated the presence of an interim champion. Yet again, the hype surrounding the fight between the two elite lightweights fizzled out as Khabib Nurmagomedov fell out. Fight No4 - UFC 223: April 7, 2018. "El Cucuy" was seen giving both Khabib and Gaethje a standing ovation following their fight … Regardless, the fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson never took place inside the Octagon. Khabib Nurmagomedov pulled out of the bout in October citing a knee injury. Khabib 9 – Tony Ferguson 10. By Fight Sports. Tony finished 12 of those fights before the final bell, while Khabib did the same in 8 fights only. pic.twitter.com/hW1PKPi5m3. He wanted to fight … Khabib Numagomedov: 'Any place, I don't care' where Tony Ferguson fight happens Dana White: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson still on, but probably not in United States Khabib Nurmagomedov still doesn't want to fight in Las Vegas. The pair were due to … Ferguson had to pull out of his bout with Nurmagomedov at UFC 223 due to a knee injury.. Ferguson … The bout was then rescheduled for April 2016. Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson then spent their time tackling other fighters on the roster before being paired again at UFC 209 in March 2017. Of course, conditions during that stage were bad enough, with the coronavirus having already set in throughout the world. However, that did not stop Tony Ferguson from taking a verbal shot at the lightweight champion. Justin Gaethje put on a striking master-class to end Tony Ferguson's 12-fight win streak. #submissiongrappling #sug pic.twitter.com/mZSZm5LQ09. The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale — Dec. 11, 2015. Please check your email for a confirmation. Tony Ferguson Record: 26-5-0 El Cucuy Height: 5' 11" Weight ... UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor Oct. 06, 2018 KO/TKO 2 5:00 win. A brief history of Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson. Tony Ferguson ... UFC Fight Night: Dos Anjos vs. Ferguson Nov. 05, 2016 U-DEC 5 5:00 win. The lost fights between 2015 and and 2017 were the most interesting but as Tony got older it definitely lost the shine. Nevertheless, this does not mean that the two never signed the dotted line to face each other. Khabib Abdulmanapovich Nurmagomedov (born 20 September 1988) is a Russian mixed martial arts promoter and retired professional mixed martial artist. If you're a big-time MMA fan, then the bout's cancellation probably won't come as a surprise, because it's a cursed contest. Tony Ferguson guaranteed that the long-awaited fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov will happen, saying, "He will see me before he retires. Unbeaten UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov says his long-awaited fight against American Tony Ferguson has been cancelled for … The matchup was one of the most in demand, touted and warranted fights in the history of the UFC. Mean Street Coffee now available at https://BadGuyInc.comChael Sonnen chats with Tony Ferguson on this episode of Beyond the Fight.LOSE WEIGHT NOW! Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson were scheduled to fight each other five times over their combined careers in the UFC. LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 06: Tony Ferguson poses for photos during the UFC 249 press conference at T-Mobile Arena on March 06, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. This time around, Tony Ferguson ended up pulling out of the bout with Khabib due to a lung issue. And so Tony Ferguson vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov may well rest as the fight that never was. After starting out his UFC career with a perfect 6-0 … The two never competed in Submission Underground either. By: Nolan King and Ken Hathaway. pic.twitter.com/m0vF4rEFoB. 'The Highlight' beat Tony Ferguson via TKO in round 5. The Dagestani fighter had a devastating experience while cutting weight and fell ill in the process. Tony Ferguson still wants a fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov despite 'The Eagle' announcing his retirement from MMA. While several somewhat believable occurrences prevented the bout from taking place the first four times, no one could have predicted what happened to scupper the fight for the fifth time. 209 was likely the chance for the fight to be somewhat competitive from Tony but alas, the tiramisu remains undefeated. But then the pandemic known as COVID-19 closed down the United States and much of the world. KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV vs Tony Ferguson is OFF and the Russian hit out at plans to make him travel during the coronavirus outbreak. Strikes and Grappling Accuracy Ferguson suffered … Aaaaaaand new! Sonnen made sure to state that no such event was actually taking place. The fabled pairing was booked for a fourth time to take place at UFC 223 in April 2018. Khabib and Ferguson were set to meet on April 18 in New York City for UFC 249. ‘The Highlight‘ Gaethje only stepped in to fight Ferguson when undefeated champion Khabib Nurmagomedov announced that he would not make it for the fight. However, the threat of the coronavirus looms over the scheduled contest. Also on rt.com UFC 249: Tony Ferguson is the biggest threat to Khabib's title, and 'The Eagle's' press conference reaction shows he knows it. The two never competed in Submission Underground either. Tony Ferguson tore his fibular collateral ligament in the real accident, which happened backstage as Ferguson was doing his media obligations ahead of the fight. Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson is the fight all MMA fans want to see The pair have been scheduled to fight four times, with each contest called off Khabib and Ferguson … This fight is the white whale for UFC fans. With champion McGregor about to lose his belt without fighting, … Khabib explains why he thinks Ferguson's time is finished (1:47) Khabib Nurmagomedov says Tony Ferguson has taken too much damage in fights and that his time at the top is over. And Nurmagomedov is retired from the UFC. Khabib Nurmagomedov ultimately went on to face Al Iaquinta at UFC 223 to win the vacant UFC lightweight title. At the time, 'The Notorious' Conor McGregor was the undisputed lightweight champion. We'll make that a point." Regardless, the fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson never took place inside the Octagon. Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson is the fight all MMA fans want to see. Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson is one matchup that never saw the light of day. In doing so, Sonnen riled up the entire MMA community for the sixth time. Tony Ferguson instead faced Justin Gaethje in the main event of UFC 249 (ultimately held on May 9, 2020) for the interim UFC lightweight title. Why did Tony Ferguson cut weight twice before fighting Justin Gaethje? Is Khabib taking on Tony Ferguson today at #SUG21 on @ufcfightpass 6:00 pm EST? The first time they were matched up, Tony was 31 and Khabib and Tony were both on a 6 fight win streak. ... Khabib vs Tony Ferguson was set to … Ferguson said he also had a tough time cutting weight, but expressed disappointment in Nurmagomedov. Khabib Nurmagomedov defeats Al Iaquinta via unanimous decision to win lightweight belt#UFC223 pic.twitter.com/UFGjAksALT. Ferguson also lands more strikes on average than Khabib does in every fight. Conor McGregor weighs in on the potential fight between reigning UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and his expected next opponent, Tony Ferguson. Unfortunately, the onset of COVID-19 stranded Khabib Nurmagomedov in Russia, and he could not travel for the fight. We have learned to never take White’s word as gospel, but if his latest claim holds even an ounce of truth then this fight will be one of MMA’s greatest mysteries. The pair have been scheduled to fight four times, with each contest called off. 'Jacare' Souza to undergo surgery after gruesome arm break in UFC 262 loss, Katlyn Chookagian denies tapout claims at UFC 262, calls out Alexa Grasso, Beneil Dariush on grappling-heavy win vs. Tony Ferguson: 'It's not always being a bonus fighter', Dana White uncertain of Tony Ferguson's future after UFC 262: 'Time gets us all', UFC 262 Promotional Guidelines Compliance pay: Oliveira, Chandler net $32k each for title bout, New UFC champ Charles Oliveira fires back at Conor McGregor: 'I'm going to put you on your ass', Michael Chandler upbeat after UFC 262 loss: 'I am still world class', Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. The fifth time will not be the charm for the lightweight pairing of Tony Ferguson and current UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. The fifth bout between the two was booked for UFC 249, originally in April 2020. The one that got away. The dream match-up between Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov is the one that got away. Khabib Nurmagomedov v Tony Ferguson. Ferguson was one of the most highly-rated athletes in the UFC, with moves that would inspire awe from the fans as well as the critics. Submission Underground presenter Chael Sonnen teased an event featuring Khabib Nurmagomedov and 'El Cucuy'. Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson are held back by Dana White | Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC. Khabib Nurmagomedov’s UFC lightweight title fight against Tony Ferguson WILL go ahead despite the coronavirus outbreak, according to president … UFC 209 took place 4 years ago today.Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson were scheduled to fight for the interim UFC Lightweight title on this card.The fight fell apart one day before the card. Tony Ferguson suffered a horrific leg injury ahead of Khabib Nurmagomedov fight. UFC 262 video: Jordan Wright crushes Jamie Pickett in 64 seconds, UFC 262 live-streaming watch-along with MMA Junkie Radio, UFC 262 results: Andre Muniz audibly snaps Ronaldo Souza's arm in gruesome submission, UFC 262 results: Edson Barboza adds to highlight reel with strange-looking TKO of Shane Burgos, UFC 262 results: Katlyn Chookagian outpoints Viviane Araujo, gets back on winning streak, UFC 262 results: Beneil Dariush dominates Tony Ferguson, extends streak to seven, UFC 262 results: Charles Oliveira knocks out Michael Chandler to win lightweight title. The bout scheduled for April became the pairing's second cancelation. At the beginning of March, UFC 249 was set for Saturday, April 18 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., with the highly anticipated fight between lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson at the top of the marquee. It’s been booked five times now across five years, and each time, something happened that prevented the fight from going forward. Despite his loss at UFC 262, Michael Chandler still took time to speak with reporters after the event. He was supposed to fight Khabib five times. Khabib Nurmagomedov v Tony Ferguson. Tony Ferguson trashes ‘scared’ Khabib for UFC 254 swan song — ‘I made that bitch retire’. Watch the latest content UFC on FOX content: https://www.youtube.com… Stop me if you've heard this one before: The upcoming fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson isn't happening. The Tony Ferguson vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov fight will not proceed as planned … again. Ferguson began his professional MMA career fighting in small organizations around California in 2007. Notable matches in his early career include a win over kickboxing champion Joe Schilling and a loss to future World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) fighter Karen Darabedyan. BREAKING: The highly anticipated interim lightweight title fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson, scheduled for UFC 209, has been cancelled. Both Tony and Khabib had previously pulled out two times apiece due to injuries/weight cutting issues. Ferguson has always been one of the more unique combatants in the UFC ranks and that was once again evident on stage in Las Vegas late on Friday. Carrying on with the pattern, Tony Ferguson pulled out of the fight citing a knee injury. Tony Ferguson has a slightly better knockout percentage compared to Khabib, based on a 25 win sample size. Nurmagomedov was taken to the hospital after falling ill during his weight cut, and was not present at the official weigh-ins on Friday morning. A lightweight title fight featuring Khabib Nurmagomedov defending against Tony Ferguson is slated for April, but this fight has fallen through four times. Ferguson got his 12-fight winning streak snapped and is currently on a 2-fight slump. 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