Khabib Nurmagomedov out to complete UFC lightweight legacy against Tony Ferguson

Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson will settle their differences in the octagon on April 18

Sunday 8 March 2020 12:02, UK

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Khabib Nurmagomedov says he needs to beat Tony Ferguson at UFC 249 to cement his lightweight legacy

Khabib Nurmagomedov is out to complete his UFC lightweight legacy when he takes on Tony Ferguson next month.

Six weeks before their clash on April 18, Nurmagomedov and Ferguson met at a press conference in Las Vegas in which Khabib kicked Ferguson's belt off the stage to stoke the fire between the pair.

There was a tense face-off between Khabib and Ferguson ahead of their UFC clash next month

Nurmagomedov, the undefeated lightweight champion who beat Conor McGregor, said he "loves a challenge".

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"These guys are some of the best in the world and when I watch my legacy in later division, I say, I have to fight this Tony Ferguson," he said. "If I want to become the greatest lightweight ever then I have to beat this guy. It's why I took this fight."

Ferguson sent an open invitation for sparring partners, telling the public to email him!
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