Tony Ferguson has some words of wisdom for Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dustin Poirier, as well as a warning.
Tomorrow (Sept. 7), Nurmagomedov and Poirier will do battle in a lightweight title unification bout. “The Eagle” is recognized as the UFC lightweight champion, while “The Diamond” holds interim gold. The bout will headline UFC 242 (see our predictions here) in Abu Dhabi.
Ferguson Sends A Message To Khabib & Poirier
Ferguson took to his Twitter account to wish Nurmagomedov and Poirier a good fight, but he also warned them.
“Best Of Fight To [Dustin Poirier] & [Khabib Nurmagomedov] Competing This Weekend [UFC 242]. Cheers Fellas, Enjoy the Battle & Save Some For Me. I Expect A Double Knockout As Usual, Don’t Disappoint. One Of You Is Next. The Time Is Coming To Feel The Real CHAMP SHIT ONLY™️ Experience.”
Many believe that Ferguson is the clear number one contender for the winner of Nurmagomedov vs. Poirier. In fact, UFC president Dana White has even said that “El Cucuy” should be next in line. Plans can and often do go awry, so time will tell if it comes to fruition.
It’s easy to see why Ferguson would be deserving of a title opportunity. He is on a 12-fight winning streak and is a former interim title holder. He only lost that championship due to an injury. “El Cucuy” hasn’t been defeated since May 2012.