UFC Supporters were disappointed when their champion travelled extensively during COVID-19, prompting his removed attendance from UFC 249. This was Khabib Nurmagomedov, who was slated to battle Tony Ferguson for the Lightweight Championship. It’d become a cancelled fight after Nurmagomedov travelled from America to Abu Dhabi, then from the Middle Eastern Nation to Russia. Arriving in the Communist Regime saw Khabib Nurmagomedov being informed that travelling restrictions applied to celebrities as well. This forced the champion to remove himself from UFC 249.
Tony Ferguson was disturbed over this announcement, often remarking that Khabib Nurmagomedov deserves to be stripped of his championship belt. This follows after Tony himself was stripped from his title after tripping over cable wiring, prompting his knee to be blown out. It took less than six months for Ferguson to return. However, Dana White deemed Ferguson unable to maintain the championship belt.
The UFC President hasn’t implemented similar measures onto Khabib, even though it was the championships fault for not being able to compete. Most UFC Analysts collectively agree that Tony Ferguson would’ve dominated over Khabib Nurmagomedov, with some questioning if Khabib was afraid of publicly losing in front of billions.
Tony Ferguson has remarked that the UFC 249 Pay-Per-View marks his 3rd title defence, secretly stating that he should’ve never be stripped and that Khabib should’ve never won the championship. It should be noted that Tony has defeated Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and Anthony Pettis. Bookmakers and Analysts both anticipated Ferguson to beat Justin Gaethje on May 9th.
Remarks to Conor & Khabib
Tony Ferguson issued statements to Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov. The 1st was towards Nurmagomedov, with Ferguson stating he’s a scared little dog that ran away from a good fight. He also claimed that the Irishman is implementing similar tactics and afraid to battle notable struggles like Justin Gaethje. This follows after most collectively agreed that McGregor’s fight against Donald Cerrone was secretly staged. With these statements from Tony now issued towards Conor and Khabib, it’ll be interesting to see how the two men react. Khabib won’t be provided with the opportunity to battle Tony Ferguson because of any offensive table, which follows after Dana White stated he wouldn’t plan a 6th fight for these two men.