Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson
The fight between Khabib and Tony was supposed to take place at least 5 times. But every time they could not meet in the cage, injuries follow the athletes in turn.
But at the end of 2019, our Eagle and Tony again signed a contract to conduct the fight.
Chronology of failed fights:
For the first time, these two fighters were supposed to meet back in 2015, but Eagle suffered a rib injury. He was replaced by Edson , who was strangled in the second round.
Then, in 2016, Ferguson was injured and the fight was canceled. And already in 2017, Khabib was sent to the hospital due to a catastrophic weight loss before the fight.
In 2018, Tony tears his knee ligament again and this sequence seems to be uninterrupted ...
After such a chronology, no one believed that battles would ever take place between them. Even Dana White himself said that he would never again organize a duel between these two athletes.
But he will still have to organize this fight in 2020.
Tony offered to fight in December, but Khabib ignores this offer. According to unofficial data, the battle will take place in April. Let's hope so.
Why Nurmagomedov can lose?
Today Khabib Nurmagomedov is the lightweight champion, and Tony is the one who wants to steal this title.
Weight category! In this he and Tony are the same, but it is worth noting that Khabib's previous fights were with rivals who were in the featherweight division. And Tony has a full light weight. It will obviously be difficult for Khabib on the ground.
As we all know, Khabib is very tough, he can exhaust an opponent in a round. Ferguson has the same ability, he exhausts the opponent. It will be interesting to see who turns out to be more resilient in the end.
The swing of the hands is Tony's main feature. All of Khabib's opponents were short-handed, thereby closing the distance in order to strike. Khabib used this and went to the ground, where he has no equal. But with Tony it will not work, since his arms are long and he will easily reach Nurmagomedov without any problems.
And the mental state completes this list. Both athletes maintain winning streaks. Khabib has 31, and Tony has 12. And everyone does not want to break this streak and they will fight to the last. Good luck with 1win!