Tony Ferguson to Khabib Nurmagomedov: ‘You Better Focus on This Fight & Not Conor McGregor’

0
Tony Ferguson
Image Credit: John Locher/AP

Conor McGregor has the attention of millions, but Tony Ferguson warns Khabib Nurmagomedov not to be one of them.

Ferguson and Nurmagomedov will finally meet at UFC 209 inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The card airs live on pay-per-view (PPV) on March 4. “El Cucuy” and “The Eagle” are vying for the interim lightweight title and a likely unification bout with the main champion, McGregor.

Last month, Nurmagomedov said he would break Ferguson’s arm in their contest next month. Ferguson spoke to FightHubTV (via MMAMania.com) and he wasn’t amused with Nurmagomedov’s prediction:

“This dude says he wants to break my arm. I’m gonna tell you like I told other people. I like to hold my kid, I have a newborn. I broke my arm once, but I knocked that dude down with the same arm. I’ll pimp smack that dude if he tries to break my arm. Go for it, dude. You try it, bro. You try to break it you’re gonna have problems, I’m going to come at you with everything else, because I got elbows, I got knees, kicks … I’m gonna hit you with everything I got.”

During a recent Q&A session, “The Eagle” called McGregor a “chicken” and said he was being disrespectful to the UFC by not defending his title and wanting a boxing match with Floyd Mayweather. Ferguson said Nurmagomedov should worry about their clash instead.

“Khabib, you better focus on this fight and not McGregor, buddy. Because you’re looking too far and you’re making the same mistake that Rafael Dos Anjos made.”

Latest MMA News

Valerie Letourneau

Former UFC Title Challenger Valérie Létourneau Officially Joins Bellator MMA’s Flyweight Division

Valérie Létourneau, who went five rounds with UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 193 in November 2015 with the title on the line,...
Conor McGregor

Showtime Executive on McGregor vs. Mayweather: ‘There Hasn’t Been a Ton of Progress’

It appears a boxing showdown between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather has reached an impasse. The sports world is still waiting to see if Ultimate...

Vitor Belfort-Nate Marquardt Rumored for UFC 212

The planned final fight for Vitor Belfort inside the Octagon is expected to come this June, as "The Phenom" meets Nate Marquardt at UFC...
Leonardo Santos

Leonardo Santos on UFC Rankings: ‘I Don’t Understand The Criteria’

Leonardo Santos doesn't quite grasp how the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) rankings work. Santos has gone 5-0-1 since entering the UFC and holds a TKO...

Georges St-Pierre Constantly on Mind of Johny Hendricks

While Johny Hendricks is preparing for Tim Boetsch at UFC Fight Night 112 later this year, the former UFC welterweight champion can't help but...
Ronda Rousey PPV

Ronda Rousey’s Judo Coach: ‘I Don’t Think It’s in The Cards’ to Fight Again

Justin Flores, the judo coach for former UFC female bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, doesn't believe she'll compete again inside the Octagon - at least...
Kurt Holobaugh

Ep. 19: MMA News Podcast With Titan FC 44’s Kurt Holobaugh

The MMA News Podcast has reached its 19th episode. Hosts Josh Stephens and Tim Thompson return for the latest edition of the podcast. The pair...
Jorge Masvidal

Jorge Masvidal Says UFC Knows He’s a ‘F*cking Nightmare’

Jorge Masvidal is convinced that he's fighting Demian Maia on May 13 because the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) wants Maia to lose. Masvidal is currently...
Wanderlei Silva

Wanderlei Silva Eyeing ‘Classic Fights’ With Vitor Belfort, Quinton Jackson & Dan Henderson

Wanderlei Silva wants bouts with three familiar foes. "The Axe Murderer" is set to meet Chael Sonnen inside Madison Square Garden in New York City...
Aljamain Sterling

Aljamain Sterling on Al Iaquinta’s Critics: ‘I Think They’re Just Really Uneducated’

Aljamain Sterling believes fans who poke fun at Al Iaquinta don't have the full story. A lot has been said about Iaquinta's verbal assault on...