Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson are scheduled to face off at UFC 249 on Sat., April 18, 2020, but it’s still very unclear precisely where the fight will take place. UFC is still on the prowl for a country and venue that will host the event amidst the global pandemic, fully dedicated to making sure this fight happens after four previous cancelations.
Throughout all the chaos of the previous couple weeks, “Will Khabib Vs. Tony survive?” has been a major question among MMA fans. After being teased with the bout four times already, many are skeptical of the “cursed” fight in general. However, the demand for the potential Lightweight title bout has not ceased, an excitement that lives on both due to the incredible skill level of the two Lightweights and as a result of their ongoing feud.
Since 2015 when they were first matched up, Nurmagomedov and Ferguson have been jawing at each other, eager to prove who is the better man. There’s been threats of SMESH, bloody pee, moments of occasional mutual respect ... and a lot of incoherent yelling.
In this exclusive SBN MMA video, we analyze how minor irritation at the first two cancelations spiraled into a very real disdain. There’s a lot to dig into — plenty of reasons to stay excited for when these two finally meet inside the Octagon.