Khabib: “Ferguson is a real deal”
Khabib “The Eagle” Nurmagomedov recently spoke up to the CBS Sports about his upcoming fight on April 18th at UFC 249 against Tony Ferguson. You can find our preview and predictions for Khabib vs Ferguson matchup here.
“I think Tony has a chance because if you watch on the list how many fighters he beat… He is a real deal, you know. That’s why I like this fight because he is a real challenge, a real opponent. A lot of people talking that he can beat me. This is how you become the greatest fighter. You have to beat a lot of fighters when people talk that you are going to lose.
I love this challenge. You know, I hope we are finally going to fight. I’ll focus to finish him in the 2nd or 3rd round…”
It’s pretty clear that Khabib is not joking around and taking his bout with “El Cucuy” very seriously. Nurmagomedov stated multiple times that Ferguson, who is running a 12-fight UFC winning streak, his most dangerous opponent and the biggest challenge to this day.
According to bookmakers, Nurmagomedov is a -280 favorite to beat Tony Ferguson (+220) at UFC 249. What do you guys think of Tony’s chances to beat Khabib?