Edson Barboza is Waiting on Khabib Nurmagomedov to Accept Their Fight

Edson Barboza is Waiting on Khabib Nurmagomedov to Accept Their Fight

Tony Ferguson has finally moved on from unsuccessfully fighting Khabib Nurmagomedov, to winning an interim UFC…

“I want to fight as soon as possible, man. I told my manager I’m good to go, and now I’m waiting. I had a complicated moment with the shoulder injury, but now I’m 100 percent ready, just waiting for someone to accept to fight me. They offered me this fight [with Khabib Nurmagomedov] and I accepted it. I said I’ll be ready for December 30, and it’s on him now. We’ll see what he does. I saw an interview with him yesterday and he said he’ll fight me if Conor [McGregor] fights [Tony] Ferguson, and Dana [White] already said that fight will happen, so I believe my next fight will be against Khabib. I definitely want to fight him. He’s definitely one of the best and I respect him, I respect his team. He’s definitely one of the best 155 in the world. He’s the No. 2 and I’m the No. 3, and that’s the fight that makes sense for us.”

“I see myself winning, that’s all. I see myself winning all of my fights, and this one is no different. I really see myself winning this fight. If they make this fight with Khabib in Russia? Of course. It’s just the two of us in the Octagon. People can scream and threat outside the Octagon, but wherever it is, brother, I’ll fight him anywhere. I’m in the best shape of my life. I’m more excited than ever. I’m just waiting for a phone call. I want to fight the best, someone closer to me. I’m ready. You have no idea. I feel 100 percent, and I’m ready for a big war, like always. Every time I step in the cage you guys see a big war, and next time is not gonna be different. I’m really ready for a war.” — Edson Barboza said on an Instagram livestream.