UFC lightweight Tony Ferguson has decided to reignite his feud with Khabib Nurmagomedov, after claiming both he and Ali Abdelaziz owe him over half a million dollars.
Ferguson and Nurmagomedov’s infamous rivalry is known as perhaps the most cursed in MMA history. Whilst both men were at the peak of their careers in the lightweight division, they were booked to face one another five separate times, but a multitude of injuries, freak accidents and COVID-19 prevented them from sharing an octagon.
‘The Eagle’ later retired from the UFC in 2020, the same year the final bout with ‘El Cucuy’ was canceled. Since then, Tony Ferguson has suffered from rapidly declining form, losing his last five bouts in a row.
Despite Nurmagomedov having walked away from MMA, Ferguson has once again taken aim at the Russian fighter and his manager Abedlaziz. ‘El Cucuy’ wrote on Twitter:
“Your still my b*tch @TeamKhabib @AliAbdelaziz You c*nts owe me over half a mil now. I’ll take it off your heads like a haircut as you did business wrong with w: me. Nuh uh uhhh…Daddy don’t forget…Check it out, I’m a tracker taught by my pops. Never like to kill, but for you”
Tony Ferguson congratulates Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler for TUF 31
Earlier this month, Dana White dropped the news that Conor McGregor would be returning to the octagon. The Irishman will head up a team on the latest season of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) opposite Michael Chandler. The two lightweight stars will then main-event a PPV before the end of the year.
Prior to the UFC president’s announcement, Tony Ferguson floated the idea of him finally settling his beef with Khabib Nurmagomedov by coaching against one another on TUF. At the time, White and Nurmagomedov seemed open to the idea, but have opted for McGregor versus Chandler.
In a post on Twitter, the 39-year-old offered his respect to both fighters before adding that he hoped they’d knock each other out when they meet in the octagon.
“Best of luck to both of you knuckleheads McNuggets, Conor McGregor & chandelier, Michael Chandler. Hope you both knock each other the fu** out after [the] season. Teach them some good stuff boys & act accordingly gentlemen… Have fun.”