Tony Ferguson Promises To Leave Khabib Nurmagomedov Bloodied: ‘That B**** Won’t Touch Me’
Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov are on a collision course for a highly anticipated fight at UFC 223 and yesterday, the UFC interim lightweight champion was pulling no punches.
Speaking yesterday on The MMA Hour, Ferguson sent out a clear warning to the Russian and said he might want to think twice about shooting for a takedown on him.
“They’ve wanted me to fight Khabib since the beginning man and I understand that,” Ferguson said. “It’s just a bunch of hype and I try not to look too much into it and I let my fights do the talking, like I always have and I always continue. I think the most interesting point is that I think most people have forgotten that I can translate punches inside that Octagon. I don’t need a translator for that s***.
“I get hit for a certain reason. I want people to use their energy against me, but for b*** Khabib, that b*** is not going to touch me, not one time. I’m going to be dance circles around this kid. I will be hitting him with some nasty f***ing uppercuts and that’s going to make him think twice about shooting in on me. Then I’m going to hit him with some other things and cut him up.”
Ferguson then raised the ante and said that he was going to make Nurmagomedov bleed. With the pair having been booked to fight three times before, Ferguson appears to have just let the anger inside of him brew each time.
“Have you ever seen Khabib cut in a fight? I don’t think so. I’m Mexican and I got some sharp ass blades on my elbows,” he continued. “That b*** better thing twice about shoving that face in front of me, especially inside that cage. Gimme your f***ing face dude and I’ll hit you with my knee.
“I’m going to leave your bloody inside rounds one through three. Come after ‘El Cucuy?’ f*** you dude. I’m going to mop it with that hat. I can’t stand that s***. f***ing Khabib is going down and I’m going to derail that hype train and the time is now. It’s TT time man, that’s ‘Tony Tiramisu Time’ so let’s go.”
Though known for his deadly submission and patented D’arce choke, Ferguson this time said he’s going to try to finish the fight via body strikes.
“I going to keep doing me and I’m going to keep punching people right in the f***ing gut,” Ferguson said. “It will be nice to finish Khabib by liver shots wouldn’t it? I just want to see him wincing on the ground in pain where he belongs.”
Watch the full interview: