‘I’ll see you soon, Fathead’: Tony Ferguson fires back at Khabib Nurmagomedov after Russian rival claimed he was ‘finished’ following Justin Gaethje defeat
- Tony Ferguson suffered heavy defeat by Justin Gaethje in UFC 249 main event
- Referee intervened in fifth round after Ferguson had taken too much punishment
- Khabib Nurmagomedov believes ‘El Cucuy’ has been compromised irrevocably
Tony Ferguson has hit back at Khabib Nurmagomedov after his longtime rival claimed he was ‘finished’ following his one-sided defeat at the hands of Justin Gaethje earlier this year.
Ferguson and Khabib had a scheduled fight fall through for a fifth time in May, the former instead facing Gaethje for the interim lightweight title.
El Cucuy was comprehensively beaten on the night by Geathje, who will challenge Khabib at UFC 254 next Saturday, and the Russian claimed on Wednesday that he would never be the same again.
Tony Ferguson has hit back at Khabib Nurmagomedov after he claimed he was ‘finished’
Khabib claimed Ferguson would never be the same after his defeat to Justin Gaethje
‘He’s going to come back, and someone is going to beat him again, I believe,’ Khabib told ESPN.
‘Because when you take damage like this, you’re never going to be the same. Never. Even if you’re Tony Ferguson.’
And Ferguson has taken exception to his comments, responding via Twitter.
He tweeted: “@[email protected]_Gaethje I’ll see you soon, Fathead.
“You Can’t Run Well & Conditioning Sucks. Only reason you feel bad is because you did bad.
“I Own You, Chicken # 200k & 20Pushups For The Homeless. U (sic) Two Are Managed By @AliAbdelaziz00 I’ll Make It A Point To See You Both.”