Here we go again.
Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov went toe-to-toe on Wednesday (Aug. 9, 2017) on Twitter after “El Cucuy” claimed “The Eagle” had turned down a fight against him at UFC 217 on Nov. 4, 2017 in New York.
Obviously, Khabib and Co. didn’t take too kindly to the accusations, prompting an all out war of words between the two sides, all while lobbying Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) matchmakers to make the fight happen.
You don't need my manager, I'm the one who fights with you. Take the fight or tell fans that you looking for easy way.— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) August 9, 2017
You're full of shit we agreed to fight you at MSG sign contract we will be there to beat your ass— Ali Abdelaziz (@AliAbdelaziz00) August 9, 2017
The two men were set to collide earlier this year at UFC 209 for the interim title before Nurmagomedov was forced out a day before the bout due to complications from the weight cut.
The cancellation was the third time a fight between the two 155-pound stars was booked and subsequently scratched. But, the duo isn’t giving up home on getting the chance to finally settle their beef inside the eight-walled cage.
Whether or not UFC officials want to gamble on re-booking the bout for a fourth time, however, is another story.
UFC 217 is currently set to feature a much-anticipated Middleweight title fight between division king Michael Bisping and former welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre.