Though the two fighters have had heated exchanges ahead of the bout, Nurmagomedov went on to say that he believes Ferguson to be a more well-rounded fighter than reigning UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor. Which opponent? I've said it before - the Nate (Diaz) rematch interests me a lot because it's 1-1 and (because of) how the styles match up.
McGregor last competed in November when he dished out a lopsided beat down to former champion Eddie Alvarez before taking a sabbatical while awaiting the birth of his first child as well as entering negotiations for a potential super fight with retired boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather. "On 4 March I want to become the first Muslim UFC champion".
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Speaking to ESPN, the undefeated UFC lightweight title contender said that the Nurmagodemov vs Ferguson will be the greatest lightweight fight in the history of UFC. "And afterward, we'll see what happens".
The father of one of MMA's most talented fighters, Khabib Nurmagomedov, has been denied a visa to the U.S. ahead of this weekend's UFC 209 in Las Vegas. You guys know his Uncle Dana give him gift. "I can not say this", Nurmagomedov said. "When or how definite, I don't know, but it's looking more likely", Kavanagh told Submission Radio.
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I don't like watch movie about love. This is one of the biggest fights in 2017, of all-time in the UFC, and you guys think I think about other guys?
It comes as no surprise that Nurmagomedov is heading into the fight as the favourite, but I think Ferguson will pick up the interim Lightweight title. "He's never seen a fighter like me", he said. "I'll be honest, like right from the beginning I've been used to hearing "you can't do this, you can't do that, you can't".
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Chasing what would be the biggest payday in his career with a fight against Mayweather, McGregor will have options when he returns, but it will be up to the UFC to decide which one to give him.