Khabib Nurmagomedov says he needs a success over Tony Ferguson at UFC 249 to finish his lightweight inheritance
Khabib Nurmagomedov accepts he needs to beat Tony Ferguson at UFC 249 to solidify his lightweight inheritance.
The undisputed lightweight boss, Nurmagomedov will risk his undefeated record in the headliner of UFC 249. The blockbuster occasion happens on April eighteenth 2020 at the Barclays Center in New York. This will be the third time "The Eagle" has guarded the 155-pound title and he is anticipating that it should be, third time fortunate. In an ongoing meeting with ESPN's Brett Okamoto, Nurmagomedov clarified why he needs the success over El Cucuy: "
For my legacy, on my once-over, I need Tony Ferguson unquestionably. I need this individual. In other words, I put this individual on my overview and a short time later I can say 'who else?' And nobody can say nothing.
I am amped up for this battle, yet about my feelings? You all know, before I have a great deal of hamburger however [this fight] nothing's going on inside my brain. I'm loose, I have genuine Mexican criminal with me, I have genuine Dagestan hoodlum with me. I have the two sides you know,"
Because of the unconventional battling style and catching range of abilities of Tony Ferguson, many accept the California local will be the hardest test of the victor's profession. In his two latest battles, "The Eagle" scores accommodation prevails upon Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier. In any case, he concedes that his previous adversaries don't convey a similar danger as El Cucuy:
"Indeed, I think he is my hardest opponent. I think, only my feeling, last couple years, I rival folks like Barboza, dos Anjos, Conor, Poirier, Iaquinta… All of these folks, not intense like Tony Ferguson." Nurmagomedov said in a past meeting with TMZ
Nurmagomedov reported in 2019 that he intends to battle a couple of more occasions before resigning from MMA. Dana White has additionally talked about the chance of the UFC 249 champ battling McGregor.
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