That's what No. 3-ranked Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight hopes to make of surging contender Tony Ferguson at The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 22 Finale on Dec. 11, 2015, inside Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Nurmagomedov (22-0) rattled off six-straight UFC wins, in-part due to a blistering pace and outstanding Sambo skills. After toppling names like current 155-pound champion Rafael dos Anjos and Pat Healy, "The Eagle" was on the brink of a title shot, but succumbed to a career-halting ACL injury, which required two surgeries.
In the above video (via Bloody Elbow's Karim Zidan), the Dagestani grappler can be seen training his clinch, Judo and wrestling skills with brother Islam and father Abdulmanap for "El Cucuy."
Ferguson (19-3) is mighty dangerous himself, having tallied six-straight UFC victories over the likes of Josh Thomson, Gleison Tibau and Danny Castillo. His only Octagon loss to date was to Michael Johnson via unanimous decision back in May 2012.
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