“We’re private contractors fathead”- Tony Ferguson responds to Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Eagle FC deal

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Tony Ferguson comments on new weight class introduced by Khabib Nurmagomedov in Eagle FC

In the history of the UFC lightweight division, the fight between Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov is considered one of the biggest upsets. The fight was scheduled many times but it never materialized. Till this date, many fight fans believe that Nurmagomedov vs Ferguson in their prime would have been a terrific fight.

Although now it’s nearly impossible for Nurmagomedov and Ferguson inside the octagon, to see them coach against each other is still an option. During a recent interview with Ariel Helwani on ‘ The MMA Hour show, Ferguson opened up about his interest in this regard. He said :

“I believe when his dad said we were supposed to compete, I believe that. “I would love to be able to coach against him on The Ultimate Fighter. … It doesn’t matter what game we play, it would be cool to go out there, shake the dude’s hand, kinda squash some beef, and move on.”

Nurmagomedov noticed the statement made by Ferguson and gave a proposal over Twitter. He wrote:

Tony I like the idea about TUF, call your bosses and let them make an offer, but if they don’t have ideas, I myself will offer you a deal on the @EagleFightClub platform, we are doing some business here you know,” wrote Nurmagomedov.

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Tony Ferguson’s reply to Khabib Nurmagomedov

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Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson

After Nurmagomedov made the tweet and offered Ferguson a business opportunity, the fighter responded by replying to the tweet.

Ferguson explained that they are private contractors and he has no interest in doing business with Nurmagomedov. The fighter also mocked Nurmagomedov and told and asked him to give 200k and 20 push-ups that he owes.

We’re Private Contractors Fathead Remember? We Can Smell Ya 🍮🍮 From All The Way Over Here 🦨 Lay Of The Sweets Meat Head. Now🫵😎You Work For Me, BTW You Still Owe Me 200K & 20 Push-Up For The Homeless 🔱 Keep Runnin’ It’s Tiramisu🥇Tuesday- Champ 🖕😎 -CSO- 🇺🇸🏆🇲🇽 ‘Merica MF,” wrote Ferguson.

It was a great opportunity for Ferguson to compete against one of the biggest draws in UFC history but he didn’t take it. Ferguson has lost in four of his last octagon appearances and the situation is hard. A TUF or business with The Eagle FC would have been a great chance for Ferguson to make some good money and stay relevant in the sport. Many fans in the comments also believed that Ferguson should have respected Nurmagomedov’s offer instead of shutting him down like this.

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