Tony Ferguson blasts Khabib Nurmagomedov for turning down fight at UFC 216

Tony Ferguson blasts Khabib Nurmagomedov for turning down fight at UFC 216

Late last weekend, we learned that undefeated lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov had [turned down a UFC 216…

“THAT’S THE DATE I ASKED UFC FOR,” HE SAID. “FIRST THEY OFFERED ME A FIGHT ON OCTOBER 7, BUT I COULDN’T ACCEPT IT. I WANT TO PREPARE WELL AND I DON’T WANT TO PUT MY BODY AT RISK. I DON’T WANT TO MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE AND PUSH MY BODY. I HAD TO TAKE CARE OF MY HEALTH, SOMETHING I’VE BEEN DOING IN THE LAST FOUR MONTHS. AND NOW I NEED AT LEAST 100 DAYS OF HARD WORK TO GET BACK IN FIGHTING SHAPE.”
“NOW I’M TRAINING AT 100 PERCENT CAPACITY ALREADY. ALL MY MEDIA ACTIVITY IS OVER AND I’M GOING STRAIGHT TO DAGESTAN FOR A TRAINING CAMP FOR A MONTH OR A MONTH AND A HALF. THEN I’LL GO TO TRAIN IN THE STATES FOR ABOUT TWO MONTHS, SO I’LL BE ABLE TO PERFORM AT THE END OF THE FALL. AS I SAID EARLIER, WE WILL REPEAT THE SAME FIGHT AGAIN WITH TONY FERGUSON FOR THE BELT.”

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