Tony Ferguson Told to ‘Get Over’ Khabib Nurmagomedov Three Years After Retirement

Afnan Chougle
|Published 24/01/2023

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson is one of those fantasy fights that fight fans didn’t get to witness. Although both the lightweight combatants were set for a showdown multiple times, the bout never saw the light of the UFC octagon.

This lightweight bout was seemingly cursed as either of the fighters pulled out of the bout because of injury or some other major reason. However, the animosity between the two never ended, at least for the former interim champion, Tony Ferguson.

‘El Cucuy’ continues to mock the Russian UFC legend on social media, despite the fight not having a single chance of coming to fruition. However, it seems like Ferguson has been told to stop targeting Nurmagomedov.

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Fans react to Tony Ferguson mocking Khabib Nurmagomedov

As aforementioned, the former interim lightweight champion Ferguson continues to make fun of ‘The Eagle’ on his social media accounts. While continuing the same ‘El Cucuy’ recently posted a video animation by himself and Nurmagomedov.

The clip portrayed Nurmagomedov as a pokemon, and Ferguson was trying to catch him. As usual, the caption of the post was hard to understand, as it is with most of Ferguson’s posts on Twitter. However, it isn’t rocket science to understand that the former interim champion was taking a dig at the UFC Hall of Famer.

No matter how hilarious Ferguson’s previous posts were, fans weren’t having this one. It seemed like many were trying to convince Ferguson to move on from Nurmagomedov in the comments.

Check out some comments from the fans below:


Nurmagomedov and Ferguson now

Following his last successful lightweight title defense in 2020, Nurmagomedov retired from professional fighting. Despite several huge offers, ‘The Eagle’ never intended to return to fighting.

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However, he was training his teammates and friends for their MMA careers. Unfortunately, Nurmagomedov won’t continue as a coach anymore, because he wants to spend more time with his family.

On the other hand, Ferguson is still competing in the UFC. Unfortunately, he is going through a rough phase in his UFC career. Ferguson lost two fights last year. In fact, since 2019 he has won no bouts and is on a five-fight skid.

In his previous fight against Nate Diaz at UFC 279, Ferguson looked out of form, given his performance. The lightweight fighter appears to be past his prime. But Ferguson intends to continue.

It would be delightful to see the legend of the sport get back to his winning ways. However, Ferguson has nothing left to prove. No matter whether win-or-lose fans will always love him as the ‘Boogeyman’ of the lightweight division. Thus, it would be wise for ‘El Cucuy’ to retire without taking further damage.

What are your thoughts on Ferguson’s recent UFC run? What is your reaction to his tweet?







About the author
Afnan Chougle

Afnan Chougle

Afnan Chougle is a UFC author and content manager at The SportsRush. Afnan has written over 900 articles about combat sports before joining The SportsRush. He has now worked in the industry for over two years. He uses his expertise and enthusiasm to advance his professional career and offers insightful commentary on anything related to combat sports. Since UFC 229, Khabib Nurmagomedov fan Afnan has faithfully followed MMA. Besides "The Eagle," Muhammad Ali is his favorite athlete. Apart from his professional exploits as a UFC journalist, Afnan enjoys honing his skills as an amateur actor/boxer and loves going on occasional treks.

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