Tony Ferguson takes aim at Nurmagomedov following UFC 238 win
UFC lightweight Tony Ferguson wants to fight against Russian champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.
"If Dustin Poirier don't do it I'm going to do it, man," he said. "I see Dustin he plays a lot against the ropes. He does a lot of boxing and he’s got some good hands but the kid needs to get his back off the ropes," Ferguson noted. "At my academy, I have a full 20x20 canvas but I don’t have any ropes around it and do that for a reason so I don’t get on my back on the ropes," MMA fighting cited him as saying.
"Once you get your back against the cage and you start doing that, Khabib’s going to put that pressure. He’s going to take you down," he added.
"I've got 12 [wins] in a row," Ferguson said in Chicago post-fight. "I don't know what else I have to do in this division to keep after it. Like I said, it's a round robin tournament but I'm tired of it."