If there’s one worth within the area of sports activities that outweighs each different, it’s respect. And when one associates oneself to the game of Blended Martial Arts, respect is paramount. In a present of the identical worth, Tony Ferguson took to social media to congratulate Khabib Nurmagomedov as his father, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, pulled out of a coma.

The 2 Light-weight masters have a long-standing and twisted historical past. Though they signed to combat one another 5 instances, they didn’t undergo with the match-up even as soon as. For years, combat followers have starved to see a conflict between these Light-weight titans.

Tony Ferguson vs Khabib Nurmagomedov

Nonetheless, when Gaethje snapped Ferguson’s 12-fight win streak at UFC 249 to turn out to be the interim titleholder, the hopes of lastly witnessing Ferguson in a title bout in opposition to Khabib additionally snapped.

Naturally, a relationship with historical past as deep-rooted as theirs goes to have some dangerous blood. And this bitterness got here on show on the authentic press convention for UFC 249. However, Ferguson buried any type of bitterness as quickly as he heard of Khabib’s father’s restoration.

Tony Ferguson nonetheless goals to combat Khabib Nurmagomedov for the title!

In his Tweet, Ferguson wrote:

“Respect” [Khabib]. You Nonetheless Owe Me 20 Pushups. Glad Your Pops Is Doing Higher. I’ll See You Quickly Child, Maintain Coaching For The Actual Finale. -Champ CSO-“

Along with the message, Ferguson posted a screenshot of the message of hope and friendship that The Eagle had written for Tony after he misplaced his battle with Justin. Therefore, with this reciprocation, Tony proved that irrespective of how strained a rivalry is, there’s a certain quantity of respect that may by no means go stale.

Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson

But, he didn’t draw back from making it clear he has rather more gasoline left in him. “The Actual Finale”, one thing that the entire combating world has been yearning for years now, is one thing that Tony is evidently planning on materializing. Come what might.

Do you suppose ‘El Cucuy’ will earn a title shot once more to face ‘The Eagle’ as soon as once more? That’s, in fact, if Gaethje doesn’t handle to beat Khabib in September. Tell us within the feedback part!

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