UFC champ’s threat after explosive presser
April 19 can’t come soon enough.
Khabib Nurmagomedov will put his lightweight belt on the line when he takes on number one contender Tony Ferguson.
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The two came together more than a month out from their highly-anticipated showdown at UFC 249 in Brooklyn.
It isn’t the first time these two have been scheduled to fight, with four previous bouts falling over in the lead up to the bout.
After watching the two trade verbal jabs and Nurmagomedov boot Ferguson’s belt off the stage, fans are more pumped than ever for the fight.
The duo got up on stage in front of a raucous crowd and delivered everything fans had hoped they would.
“He is a very good fighter but why people don’t like him is because he’s stupid,” Nurmagomedov sprouted.
“Nobody understands him, honestly, he looks stupid, that’s why nobody likes him. But he’s a very good fighter and I respect his skill, that’s why he’s here.”
No sleep 'til Brooklyn. That was a hell of a way to tee things up for #UFC249.
Of course Ferguson didn’t just sit back and take the shots from Nurmagomedov, he dished out some of his own brutality.
“I’m going to hit you so hard in your stomach, you’re going to piss f***ing blood,” Ferguson said.
The showdown between the two will go a long way to deciding just who is the greatest fighter of all time from the division.
“Whoever wins this fight, this guy is going to be the greatest lightweight ever. … Only one thing makes me sad, this guy (Ferguson) become a little bit old. He’s 36, 37 years old, when I beat him, people are going to talk about, ‘Oh, he’s old now,’” Nurmagomedov said.
After the verbal blows were thrown out like confetti at a wedding, UFC boss Dana White cleared the stage and had them face-off.
After Tony Ferguson placed his belt down, @TeamKhabib took the opportunity to kick it clear off the stage ? #UFC249 pic.twitter.com/29id3NBeJF
Khabib is furious! Ferguson very much getting under his skin! #UFC249
But immediately after the press conference came to an end, Nurmagomedov issued a threat to White on his Instagram account from the carpark.
Numragomedov enters the fight with a perfect 28-0 professional record that includes being 12-0 in the Octagon.
He’s defended his title twice with submission victories against Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier.
Ferguson will look to steal the belt away from the Dagestani and will enter the Octagon riding a 12-fight win streak.
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