Tony Ferguson tells UFC legend Khabib to stop being a 'b****' and come out of retirement to fight him

TONY FERGUSON has urged Khabib Nurmagomedov to 'quit running' and sign on the 'dotted line' – despite the Russian's retirement from mixed martial arts.

Fan favourite Ferguson was matched up against the undefeated Nurmagomedov a staggering FIVE times but never shared the octagon with him.

A combination of injuries, a botched weight cut and the coronavirus pandemic laid waste to the most anticipated fight in the history of the UFC's lightweight division.

But Ferguson, 37, isn't giving up on his pursuit of The Eagle, telling ESPN: “I’m getting closer to Khabib.

"And that’s the only fight that his pops wanted for him and that’s the only fight that they agreed to still.

"But he’s gonna watch, man. They’re gonna try to get as much film on me as they possibly can.

"Quit being a b***h, quit running, f*****g sign on the dotted line, Khabib."

Ferguson will look to snap a two-fight losing streak on May 15 at UFC 262 in Houston, Texas, where he'll face Nurmagomedov's Dominance MMA stablemate Beneil Dariush.


He added:"It’s the same s**t.

"They keep giving me all these guys from Dominance MMA to kind of like toy with me.”

Nurmagomedov, 32, retired from mixed martial arts last October following his second-round submission victory over Justin Gaethje at UFC 254.

UFC supremo Dana White tried to lure the former lightweight champion back to the octagon but conceded defeat last month.

Nurmagomedov found it hard to turn down the veteran promoter's advances but insists the thought of returning to the cage never crossed his mind.

The Russian told ESPN: “(I never contemplated a return after retiring). Dana called this official, but I retired like four, six months ago.

“It’s very funny. Dana told me when he posted that someone commented saying, ‘Hey, he retired not today, he retired about five months ago,’ and I was like it’s funny.

"We had some conversations with Dana a couple of times and like two days ago we meet with him to talk like two real men.

"We had a very good conversation with them, good dinner, and I really appreciated him not only for me, but all the sport."

He added: “It’s very hard when you have power, when you’re the best in the world, when you’re famous, have money and say to everything like this, ‘No.'

"It’s very hard. People maybe will never understand me, but I really hope they’re going to support my decision because everyone has their views.

“My view and my relationship with my mother, I feel like I have to stop because I feel like in every fight, every training camp, this takes some age away from my mother.

"And it’s like what do I have to do? I came to this sport to show who I am and became the best, I’m world champion, and pound-for-pound No. 1. I defended my title three times.

" I defended my title in biggest fight of UFC history. What else? Only money-fights, but I don’t need money.”

    Source: Read Full Article