In April of next year, the expected fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson will finally take place. The Russian will defend his undefeated title, as well as the belt in front of the former interim lightweight champion.
In a press conference held in Russia, the current champion showed a lot of respect to his next opponent and admitted to having a lot of motivation to measure himself with “Tony Ferguson”.
“To be honest, I didn’t have so much motivation in my last fights. They are not the same as Tony Ferguson. I’m feeling fire inside me again.”
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Despite being one of the most dominant champions of the organization. Khabib admits that he will not rely on his achievements and his undefeated. The Russian is aware of the dangers that the Californian will face.
“I’m going to learn more about that fight because I have a tough challenge. He is a very dangerous rival,” said Khabib.
Both fighters will return to MMA in 2019 after more than six months away from the octagon. Tony returned earlier, the American, saw action at UFC 238, where he beat Donald Cerrone and increased his winning streak twelve.
data-preserver-spaces=”true”>Khabib returned to UFC in UFC 242, where he faced the former interim champion, Dustin Poirier, the fight was in Abu Dhabi in September, where he confirmed his favoritism and subjected the American in the third round.
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