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UFC News: Tony Ferguson promises to make Khabib Nurmagomedov bleed

Anurag Mitra
ANALYST
News
03 Dec 2019, 21:20 IST

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Even a year ago, Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson seemed to be one of the greatest UFC match-ups that didn't come to fruition. The pair was scheduled to fight four times previously but for one-reason or the other, it never came through. (h/t MMA Mania)

As the fight got booked for the umpteenth time and is set to take place at UFC 249 inside the Barclays center in Brooklyn, New York on 18th April 2020, Ferguson remains confident that "fifth time's the charm."

If the fight does take place, it is going to be one of the biggest match-ups in the history of the UFC not just in terms of the stature of the two fighters but in terms of the intense rivalry between the pair that reflected in their previous interactions at pres conferences.

Speaking to ESPN's Ariel Helwani on his MMA show, Ferguson said not only does he plan to take away Nurmagomedov's undefeated streak, he also plans to make the Dagestani fighter bleed.

“I told everybody I’m going to make him bleed. This guy has got an issue and his name is Tony Ferguson and I’m coming after him. It’s hunting season, baby.”

'El Cucuy' said that Nurmagomedov will buckle under the pressure of facing a guy like him and he will capitalize on any error that the Russian makes during their fight.

“I called him out, called my shot and it worked. I’m in this dude’s head, he’s looking at me and he is going to be training so hard and be so nervous and he’s going to make a mistake. I am going to capitalize on that. I’m going to catch him during the scrambles. Scrambled eggs baby.”

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