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Midnight Mania! Khabib Nurmagomedov admits he doesn’t understand Tony Ferguson’s mind

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Tony Ferguson is a wealth of bizarre quotes and unique strategy. “El Cucuy” has achieved undeniably great things inside the Octagon, and he’s done so unapologetically his own way, kicking metal pipes and front-rolling his way to victory.

For the fifth time, Ferguson is scheduled to square off with Khabib Nurmagomedov for the undisputed Lightweight title in April. Given so many training camps for each other, the two have been given plenty of opportunities to analyze their foe ahead of this long-awaited match up.

Despite that, Nurmagomedov admitted to that he still doesn’t quite understand Ferguson, “I don’t have nothing personal with him, you know? Tony is a great fighter. Honestly, I don’t like him personally. I don’t understand his mind, what is inside his head but I don’t need this. I don’t need this. I’m going to focus on the fight. When the cage closes I’m going to do my job like always.”

Ferguson is such an enigma that Nurmagomedov contradicted himself on whether there’s personal issues just one sentence apart! More seriously, the two are both extremely mentally strong athletes, which is one of many aspects that make the fight so intriguing.

Cross your fingers folks, as we’re still four months away from the cursed showdown.


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Sleep well Maniacs! More martial arts madness is always on the way.

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