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Making a Khabib-Ferguson Fight *Discussion*

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:49 am
by hawdrigoh
Just making a single thread to keep track of updates so it doesn't keep diffusing to different threads.

Anyways, it looks like there may be a verbal agreement in place finally:

http://mmajunkie.com/2017/01/bout-agreements-yet-to-be-signed-but-tony-ferguson-says-hes-in-for-khabib-nurmagomedov-at-ufc-209



A long-awaited bout between Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov appears closer than ever to being done for UFC 209.

Ferguson (22-3 MMA, 12-1 UFC) today tweeted that he had been tested by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, the UFC’s anti-doping partner, and indicated a bout with Nurmagomedov (24-0 MMA, 8-0 UFC) is on the table for the March 4 pay-per-view event at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

According to a person close to the Ferguson camp, who asked to remain anonymous because negotiations are meant to be private, the fighter is waiting on an “updated bout agreement” based on a “verbal agreement.” UFC officials also confirmed to MMAjunkie that no bout agreements have been signed for the bout, which is expected to serve as an interim lightweight title fight.

While the person close to Ferguson’s camp declined to elaborate on the verbal agreement, the lightweight’s financial demands previously have been a holdup. Prior to this past month’s UFC 207, White said the surging lightweight wanted equal pay with Nurmagomedov and shot down the possibility. In a bizarre move, Nurmagomedov then offered to go out of pocket to pay Ferguson an additional $200,000 to sign on the dotted line.

Today, Ferguson turned a corner. His tweet seems to be a good sign the fight is a finally a reality after multiple setbacks in previous efforts. Medical issues with Nurmagomedov and Ferguson, respectively, scratched bookings at The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale and UFC on FOX 19.

If finalized, the lightweight bout pits two of the winningest fighters in the division against each other and sets up a title shot. The undefeated Nurmagomedov, the No. 2 fighter in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA lightweight rankings, has won eight straight in the octagon, while No. 3 Ferguson has won nine.

The two have sparred plenty in the media, trading barbs on Twitter when fists weren’t in the cards. They recently went another round online. In the cage, Ferguson most recently outpointed ex-champ Rafael dos Anjos at UFC Fight Night 98. Nurmagomedov, meanwhile, bested Michael Johnson at UFC 205.

Both fighters are targeting a title shot with champ Conor McGregor, who’s on a 10-month leave as his longtime girlfriend is helping prepare him to give birth to a child.


Looks promising...hopefully something official soon.

Spoiler:
There was a slight correction to the last part...writers should check their work more thoroughly in the current information age.

Re: Making a Khabib-Ferguson Fight *Discussion*

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:50 am
by RaptorJEWSUS
It was leaked like a week ago that this fight is scheduled for 209 in March.

And all I have to say is that fight is gonna be sick.

WAR KHABIB!!!

THE GOAT IS HERE

Re: Making a Khabib-Ferguson Fight *Discussion*

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:00 am
by Irishdonal
This fight should be one of the best fights of the year. It will also change the life of who over wins it because they will have points on what will likely be the largest PPV this year(maybe if on the CM come back fight)

It's so hard to choose between the two, if I vision the fight I see Khabib winning UD and Ferguson doing better than any previous opponent but mostly avoiding damage but you never know Ferguson creativity, chin and technique means he always has a shot.

This is so hard to judge which makes it a great fight!

Re: Making a Khabib-Ferguson Fight *Discussion*

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:45 am
by hawdrigoh
RaptorJEWSUS wrote:It was leaked like a week ago that this fight is scheduled for 209 in March.


To be honest it was leaked long before a week ago that they were trying to make this for 209 in March...but one of the contestants was having trouble with reality which was holding negotiations up. It is inevitable though...it always is.

RaptorJEWSUS wrote:And all I have to say is that fight is gonna be sick.

WAR KHABIB!!!

THE GOAT IS HERE


This will be a helluva fight. Much respect to Ferg, the guy is amazing, but yes War Khabib.

Re: Making a Khabib-Ferguson Fight *Discussion*

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:56 am
by DeceptaCon
Hopefully this fight leads to a trilogy and everyone will forget about Conor and begging him to fight. Its getting pretty pathetic if you ask me. These 2 guys could both do what Conor did at higher weight classes.

Re: Making a Khabib-Ferguson Fight *Discussion*

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:08 am
by hawdrigoh
DeceptaCon wrote:Hopefully this fight leads to a trilogy and everyone will forget about Conor and begging him to fight. Its getting pretty pathetic if you ask me. These 2 guys could both do what Conor did at higher weight classes.


Amen. God willing a red panty night will soon refer to the Soviet flag and the wealth will be distributed equally so the incentive for asshattery and ducking is minimized.

Re: Making a Khabib-Ferguson Fight *Discussion*

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:41 pm
by PainDog

Re: Making a Khabib-Ferguson Fight *Discussion*

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:21 pm
by reasontat2
Im gonna laugh if Ferguson sprawls and brawls to victory, or better yet, leg rapes the fuck outta him, or better still, TKO's him. I think Turd, wins this. Idk why or how, but, I have this weird feeling Ferguson exposes The beagle.

Re: Making a Khabib-Ferguson Fight *Discussion*

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:28 pm
by dipset52
reasontat2 wrote:Im gonna laugh if Ferguson sprawls and brawls to victory, or better yet, leg rapes the fuck outta him, or better still, TKO's him. I think Turd, wins this. Idk why or how, but, I have this weird feeling Ferguson exposes The beagle.



I too have the feeling.

Let the turd smear all over that Russian turkey's face.

Re: Making a Khabib-Ferguson Fight *Discussion*

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:40 pm
by Spiderman
dipset52 wrote:
reasontat2 wrote:Im gonna laugh if Ferguson sprawls and brawls to victory, or better yet, leg rapes the fuck outta him, or better still, TKO's him. I think Turd, wins this. Idk why or how, but, I have this weird feeling Ferguson exposes The beagle.



I too have the feeling.

Let the turd smear all over that Russian turkey's face.


HE IS AN EAGLE!!!! NOT A TURKEY!!!!!

Re: Making a Khabib-Ferguson Fight *Discussion*

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:06 pm
by dipset52
Spiderman wrote:
dipset52 wrote:
reasontat2 wrote:Im gonna laugh if Ferguson sprawls and brawls to victory, or better yet, leg rapes the fuck outta him, or better still, TKO's him. I think Turd, wins this. Idk why or how, but, I have this weird feeling Ferguson exposes The beagle.



I too have the feeling.

Let the turd smear all over that Russian turkey's face.


HE IS AN EAGLE!!!! NOT A TURKEY!!!!!



War America!

Re: Making a Khabib-Ferguson Fight *Discussion*

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:10 pm
by DeceptaCon
dipset52 wrote:
reasontat2 wrote:Im gonna laugh if Ferguson sprawls and brawls to victory, or better yet, leg rapes the fuck outta him, or better still, TKO's him. I think Turd, wins this. Idk why or how, but, I have this weird feeling Ferguson exposes The beagle.



I too have the feeling.

Let the turd smear all over that Russian turkey's face.

Now I feel it too, he wins via rapage!

Spoiler:
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Re: Making a Khabib-Ferguson Fight *Discussion*

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:24 pm
by dipset52
DeceptaCon wrote:
dipset52 wrote:
reasontat2 wrote:Im gonna laugh if Ferguson sprawls and brawls to victory, or better yet, leg rapes the fuck outta him, or better still, TKO's him. I think Turd, wins this. Idk why or how, but, I have this weird feeling Ferguson exposes The beagle.



I too have the feeling.

Let the turd smear all over that Russian turkey's face.

Now I feel it too, he wins via rapage!

Spoiler:
Image


Image

Need something like this early.

Get him nice and red

Re: Making a Khabib-Ferguson Fight *Discussion*

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:04 pm
by hawdrigoh
PainDog wrote:


Good stuff :tup:

Re: Making a Khabib-Ferguson Fight *Discussion*

PostPosted: Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:17 pm
by reasontat2
Can we just change his name from The Eagle to The Smeagol already?