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Tony Ferguson Blasts Khabib Nurmagomedov’s ‘Padded’ Record in MMA

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Former interim-Lightweight Champion Tony Ferguson recently commented on the fight career of recently ‘retired’ Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Khabib has gone 29-0 in his mixed martial arts career, defeating the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Johnson, Justin Gaethje and Dustin Poirier. However, Ferguson believes that Khabib has a ‘padded’ record, helping him get to the undefeated twenty-nine fight win streak.

Tony Ferguson on Khabib’s Record

Ferguson wrote the following on Instagram regarding Khabib’s record:

‘Ahhh Khabieber’s (Khabib’s) record’¦ facts: more than half of fatheads professional fights were only two round sanctioned bouts” Ferguson would begin. “All before UFC. To be professional fights in most leagues? There must be three sanctioned rounds, to be considered professional.”

‘Fight leagues such [as] UFC & farm league. The three by two round TUF (The Ultimate Fighter) fights should count on my record. If that’s the case” Ferguson continued. “Give me three more knockouts & victories on my record.’

Tony Ferguson himself has a 25-5 record. Ferguson’s recent loss to Charles Oliveira appears to have moved him down the pecking order in UFC’s Lightweight significantly. A fight between Khabib and Tony has long since been a wish of fight fans, however after his recent loss? It looks as though we may not get Ferguson vs Nurmagomedov, as Khabib returning would likely mean a fight against the aforementioned Oliveira, McGregor or Poirier.

Khabib will be meeting with UFC President Dana White to discuss his status further.

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