Tony Ferguson targeted Khamzat Chimaev after the ‘Chechen wolf’ claimed he represented the US. ‘El Cucuy’ drew parallels between Chimaev and his Russian counterpart, Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Ferguson pointed out Khabib Nurmagomedov’s past problems with weight loss and argued that Khamzat Chimaev, too, could not make weight.
Khamzat Chimaev recently called out Colby Covington on Twitter. Chimaev joked about ‘Chaos’ – who is known to proudly represent the United States. The Borz joked that he, not Covington, represented the United States. stated Chimaev:
“you don’t represent the United States, I represent the United States, you represent cowardice”
Tony Ferguson – who has repeatedly re-presented his Mexican-American heritage on the global MMA scene – has slipped into the Chimaev-Covington conflict. Ferguson tweeted:
“The F ** k You Do. You can’t even gain weight like Fathead @TeamKhabib. Sit shut before I make you my bitch. Where were you during the beginning of the pandemic? # Merica’MF -CSO- “
Nurmagomedov once lost weight in his MMA career – with 158.5 pounds before his UFC 160 lightweight bout against Abel Trujillo. While he was a professional MMA fighter, ‘The Eagle’ competed in the lightweight and welterweight categories.
Khamzat Chimaev has not lost weight in his MMA career. Chimaev competed in welterweight and middleweight during his professional MMA career.
The consensus is that Tony Ferguson alludes to Khamzat Chimaev’s weigh-in before his last fight. Chimaev defeated Li Jingliang by a first-round submission to UFC 267 in October this year.
And although Khamzat Chimaev weighed below the 171-pound title without a title in the light heavyweight division, he is accused of relying on a towel he held in front of him to make it lighter on the scales. Chimaev later denied these allegations.
Tony Ferguson is back, while Khamzat Chimaev is on the verge of winning the UFC light heavyweight title
While the dream match is between Tony Ferguson and the now retired Khabib Nurmagomedov disintegrated on five different occasions, their rivalry remains as intense as ever. Ferguson constantly claimed that he was open to fighting Nurmagomedov. Meanwhile, the Russian fighter emphasized that he does not intend to compete in MMA again.
‘El Cucuy’ hopes to regain winning form and recover from a recent run of three defeats. In contrast, undefeated Khamzat Chimaev targets UFC gold. Many believe Chimaev is one win in the UFC in the light heavyweight division.
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Given that Tony Ferguson competed as a welterweight, it wouldn’t be hard for him to move up to £ 170 and fight Khamzat Chimaev. Currently, neither Ferguson’s nor Chimaev’s next opponents and return dates have been revealed.
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