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Tony Ferguson takes another shot at Khabib Nurmagomedov, implies 'The Eagle' was afraid to fight him

Tony Ferguson (left), Khabib Nurmagomedov (right) [Picture Courtesy: @khabib_nurmagomedov via Instagram]
Tony Ferguson (left), Khabib Nurmagomedov (right) [Picture Courtesy: @khabib_nurmagomedov via Instagram]
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Tony Ferguson continues to jibe at Khabib Nurmagomedov on social media. 'El Cucuy' posted a scene from Rocky 3 to insult the former lightweight champion.

The video contains a body of text that translates to a reporter asking Nurmagomedov why he left the US before his fight with Ferguson at UFC 249. 'El Cucuy' perhaps wants to imply that Khabib was afraid to fight him.

'El Cucuy' previously took to Twitter to upload a hilarious meme. The edited video showed the Russian in a workman's attire, trying to gaze at Ferguson while he was training.

Ferguson was supposed to fight Nurmagomedov at UFC 249, the fifth time the fight was scheduled. But due to the pandemic, 'The Eagle' was forced to leave the country and flew to Dagestan, Russia.

Watch Khabib Nurmagomedov speak about UFC 249 and leaving the country because of the pandemic here:

Tony Ferguson ended up fighting Justin Gaethje for the interim lightweight title. 'The Highlight' secured a TKO victory over Ferguson in the fifth round, marking Ferguson's first loss in over eight years.


Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson: The cursed fight

Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson were originally scheduled to fight in 2015, but 'The Eagle' pulled out due to a rib injury. The following year, 'El Cucuy' was forced out of another scheduled bout. He did not receive medical clearance due to lung complications.

Unfortunately, that wasn't the end of the saga. The two lightweights were scheduled to fight at UFC 209, but this time the Russian fell ill during the weight cut and needed to be hospitalized.

Moving on to the 1st of April 2018, in what everyone thought to be an April Fool's Day prank, Ferguson tripped and fell due to a loose camera wire. He apparently needed surgery on his torn ACL. The fight was canceled for the fourth time before being scratched for the fifth and final time in 2020.


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Edited by Utathya Ghosh
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