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Khabib Nurmagomedov offered Tony Ferguson $200K to ‘shut up and take this fight’

Tony Ferguson has made it abundantly clear that money is an issue standing in the way of a fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Specifically, the fact Nurmagomedov is being paid more than Ferguson.

Nurmagomedov, for his part, wants to get this highly anticipated No. 1 contender’s fight signed and delivered. So much so that he’s willing to pay in order to make the bout happen at UFC 209 on March 4.

“I said, let’s go,” Nurmagomedov said on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour. “I want to fight with him. I don’t want to talk with him, I want to fight with him. It’s why I said, let’s go, I’ll give you $ 200,000 and you have to take this fight and we have to fight March 4, UFC 209.”

The way Nurmagomedov sees things, sure, Ferguson’s current nine-fight win streak is impressive, but the Russian fighter is 24-0 on his career and is wildly popular in his homeland of about 200 million people. That’s why Nurmagomedov believes he should be paid more.

“Why you need to make money like this? Why?” the American Kickboxing Academy competitor asked. “You need to shut up and take this fight. This is what you need to do. I am tired about this. I don’t know. I ask Tony about $ 200,000. It’s good money. Why not? His contract he makes maybe $ 100-200,000, and I give him $ 200,000. That’s good money. He has to take this fight.

“With me [is] all of Russia. With me, USA,” he continued. “Who’s with him? California? I don’t think so.”

Ferguson, who also appeared on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour, made it clear he’s not accepting any money from Nurmagomedov, as this is a contractual impasse with the company. But Nurmagomedov used his own example from this fall — in which he accepted a fight for far less money with Michael Johnson after having a title fight with Eddie Alvarez pulled out from under him — as his example that sometimes you have to take the longer view.

“I never think about money,” Nurmagomedov said. “When UFC ask me something, when they gave me a title shot with Eddie Alvarez, I was supposed to make almost $ 1 million, but UFC gave me this fight for Conor McGregor, then they give me Michael Johnson and I make $ 100,000. I make 10 times less money than I supposed to make. But I don’t say nothing. I take the fight. If I lose, I lose everything.”

No matter how much money either fighter makes, though, Nurmagomedov says his credentials point to another victory if the Ferguson bout is made.

“He talks about nine[-fight] win streak, I’m talking 24-win streak,” Nurmagomedov said. “You know? Eight years undefeated. You look at Michael Johnson, Michael Johnson beat him. I beat Michael Johnson. He’ll fight me dos Anjos, close fight. I dominated dos Anjos. 100 percent he loses this fight.”

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Tony Ferguson: If Khabib Nurmagomedov is willing to pay me but the UFC won’t, ‘something’s wrong with that sh*t’

Confusion continues to reign over the UFC lightweight division, though for now, it’s two top contenders are in a united front.

For the past several weeks, the UFC has attempted to make an interim title match-up between Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov to decide the next challenger to Conor McGregor’s lightweight throne. While both fighters vehemently want the bout, negotiations hit a standstill last week as UFC president Dana White told reporters in Las Vegas that the UFC would not grant Ferguson’s terms of wanting to receive equal pay as Nurmagomedov.

Not surprisingly, the response left both Ferguson and Nurmagomedov frustrated with the situation.

“I’m not sure, man. You ask them. Ask them why they’re not paying me, and maybe we’ll get some answers,” Ferguson said Monday on The MMA Hour. “I haven’t had the opportunities that they have (given Nurmagomedov), as far as, over the past five fights, I’ve only been on one pay-per-view. All the rest have been on FOX Sports 1 cards, which limits my mainstream exposure. Khabib has been on three pay-per-views and two UFC on FOXs, which draws much larger audiences than FOX Sports 1 cards.

“Despite this, there’s nothing that suggests that Khabib draws any larger than me. I haven’t been given the same opportunities or the same push as Khabib. I don’t belong to AKA or a big major sport’s program. I choose to do different things on my own and I’m building my own legacy, my own facilities, but that’s later on. That’s a completely different subject. So, as far as compensation goes, like I said, the UFC has been known to change it (for a particular fight) over their history, and I’m just looking for them to get this thing going, man. Let’s go. Let’s go, UFC.”

Ferguson and Nurmagomedov are unquestionably the lightweight division’s two most deserving title contenders to the belt.

Ferguson has put together a staggering nine-fight win streak over recent years — the longest ever for a UFC fighter without receiving a title shot — while Nurmagomedov is the owner of a flawless 8-0 Octagon record buoyed by a string of dominant victories. The two have supported one another’s position as well, with Nurmagomedov even tweeting on Monday that if the UFC refused to raise Ferguson’s pay, the undefeated Dagestani would pay Ferguson an extra $ 200,000 out of his own pocket.

“You’ve got Khabib f*cking offering (me) $ 200,000 to fight me. I’m not going to take his money because we work for the same kind of thing,” Ferguson said. “I would offer the same thing. But that’s not what I’m in here for, man. Honestly, we’re both two of the same kind of fighters because we fight for something different. The UFC has a chance to make the most money out of everyone right now. They’re looking at the hugest, biggest demographic in Russia. Well let us fight, man. I’m trying to build my demographic too. Let me work for you guys. Let me work for you guys the way that I have been working, but compensate me the way that I need to be compensated.

“The fight is us or Conor, man,” Ferguson added. “And I know both of us are going to smash that fool. So the real fight is this fight, and we both know it. We’ve met each other. We’ve sized each other up. We know what the f*ck is up.”

In speaking with reporters last week, White insisted that Ferguson would need to honor the terms of his current UFC contract or the fight would be off the table, with White stating that “when you sign a deal, you honor your deal.” White also threw his support behind the idea of a potential match-up between Nurmagomedov and reigning featherweight champion Jose Aldo for the interim UFC lightweight belt — a match-up which Nurmagomedov turned down in solidarity with Ferguson.

The point of contention about contracts is one that the UFC has made during tough negotiations before, however it is not uncommon for the UFC to renegotiate contracts with athletes for big fights when circumstances call for it, and the organization also commonly cuts fighters who have fights remaining on their deals. So considering that his current run includes six post-fight bonuses, a slew of exciting finishes, and a résumé that includes wins over Edson Barboza, Josh Thomson, Lando Vannata and former champion Rafael dos Anjos, Ferguson firmly believes that a bump in pay would be well deserved.

“I have a contract, but I’ve outperformed that contract,” Ferguson said.

“The UFC has a long history of changing a fighter’s compensation for a particular bout. … There’s always changes that’s always being made as far as contracts. Take for instance, I got yelled at, screamed at by Dana. I got a phone call one morning. It was crazy. I was like, man, I used to like getting phone calls. But it’s kind of crazy, I got this phone call saying, ‘you wore jeans to the Reebok weigh-ins.’ And I was like, well, they were in the morning. I wasn’t trying to go against anything. They had no tags on them. And I was just trying to be cool, be like, ‘hey, I made weight with jeans on,’ and it wasn’t even the ceremonial weigh-ins. I’m not going to go and address other athletes that have performed this type of feat, but I got an earful on it.”

Ferguson acknowledged that several other fighters have worn jeans to UFC weigh-ins, most recently being Ronda Rousey at UFC 207.

So ultimately, while the present situation is frustrating, Ferguson said he is sticking to his guns and is holding out hope that cooler heads will prevail.

“Everybody wants the fight. I’m ready to go, man. You know I’m ready to go,” Ferguson said. “Everybody wants to see this fight. Everybody wants to see these fireworks. They want to see that explosiveness. They want to see me throw Khabib on his back and get that five-point motion with this USA wrestling. Because if wrestling was easy, it would be called Sambo, my friend. Straight up, I’m going mop that dude up. I’m going to use his hat for a mop.

“But for right now, I’m enjoying my time. The fans, you guys need to get anxious, man. Let’s get some chatter going. Let’s get the UFC involved with this. If you’ve got Khabib willing to sacrifice his life and give me $ 200,000 of his own money, something’s wrong with that sh*t. I’m not going to take that guy’s money. He’s got a family too. So do I, and he’s got bills to pay. So I’m not going after Khabib’s. All I want is my stuff right and to be compensated for what my numbers prove to be, so let’s go kids.

“Let’s take a chance on a kid, you know? Two fighters that deserve a chance. Let’s do this.”

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Morning Report: Khabib Nurmagomedov to Tony Ferguson: ‘It’s ok, I kill you fast”

Things are heating up between the two highest-ranked lightweight contenders in the world.

Yesterday, Tony Ferguson let the world know he was interested in coaching opposite Khabib Nurmagomedov on The Ultimate Fighter and then fighting him for an interim lightweight championship while Conor McGregor took an extended hiatus. Well apparently Nurmagomedov heard him because he took to social media to call out Ferguson as a “chicken.”

Not one to take anything lying down, Ferguson responded by saying that Nurmagomedov didn’t want a fight with him this upcoming January and then posting pictures of himself with both Nurmagomedov and McGregor, saying both were deserving of an “ass whoopin’.”

Nurmagomedov has previously gone on record saying a fight before March would be a quick turnaround from fighting in mid November, especially for a “high level” fighter like Ferguson. This may also be compounded by an increasing number of obligations outside of the cage. For instance, yesterday Nurmagomedov attended a Q & A and seminar in Kazakhstan that was was so beyond capacity, fans waited outside in near freezing temperatures just to show their support.

Still though, Nurmagomedov took the time to remind Ferguson that the last time they were scheduled to fight, it was Ferguson who pulled out before calling Ferguson a “fanboy.”

The back and forth on social media ended there but Ferguson later spoke with Fox Sports, taking aim at Nurmagomedov’s “padded” record and attacking his overall MMA game.

“I’ll take his 24-0 record – it’s [expletive] padded dude. Look at some of the legit fights he’s had and then look at mine. I’ll take my record over his any day. His record is so padded. He’s a paper champ. Get out of here.

“Khabib’s got sambo not wrestling. My wrestling is far superior to his… Forcing somebody to shoot, that puts him into snap down city territory. For me unless you know the detour route to that place, you’re not going to survive.

“Khabib doesn’t have hands. I’m going to out box this dude. I’m going to be too slick for him. He’s flat footed. I’m going to take this dude apart.”

With all this back and forth, at this point it seems a dead certainty these two will have to settle their rivalry in the octagon. When it does finally happen, be it for an interim title or not, it sets up the winner for Conor McGregor’s first career title defense and all the “red panty nights” that go with that.

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—————— I found myself thinking about all the times I trained to fight. How many times have I packed my suitcase with all the equipment. Whenever I went out for a fight I never thought about losing or winning, I always put it in my mind that I had to do what I believed, which gave me pleasure and love. Of course for me, when I’m in there, fighting, I see life or death. Every time I trained, every time I had to stay away from my family, I injured myself, I went on a diet, always training with pain, surpassing myself, giving each day my blood and my sweat. Every time I say goodbye to my family to go to a fight, I always put first what really made and makes sense to this day in my life. If it’s the last fight, whatever, to the end giving my best, until the last second I’ll put everything into practice, exactly everything I’ve learned, everything I’ve trained my whole life as if it were the first fight. Always with love and with my truth. Fighting is a hard game, sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, but my whole life has always been fighting. Sometimes I trained with pain, sometimes with joy, but what makes me happy is to remember every moment, every pain, every dislocation, every section of physical therapy, every day of physical preparation, every look of my children’s tendencies, farewells Of my wife, with a smile because I’m happy, but with a tight heart asking always for God to protect me in this game of life that I decided to play. I learned that sometimes I had to accept the result, because in all of them until today I never stopped learning to be who I really am. Thank you all and especially my Family

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TODAY IN MMA HISTORY

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2006: The UFC held UFC Fight Night 7, their first event held on a military base, which was headlined by Diego Sanchezknocking out Joe Riggs in the first round.

2008: Ryan Bader made his UFC debut, knocking out Vinny Magalhaes to win The Ultimate Fighter 8 light heavyweight tournament.

2014: Stipe Miocic suffered his last defeat, losing a unanimous decision to Juniod dos Santos at UFC on Fox 13. This event also saw Joanna Jedrzejczyk defeat Claudia Gadelha to earn  her shot at the UFC strawweight championship.

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FINAL THOUGHTS

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That fight is going to be boss. Only downside is I’d like to see Conor fight both men instead of letting contenders pick each other off.

Have a good one and see y’all tomorrow.

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Morning Report: Tony Ferguson calls Conor McGregor a ‘paper champ,’ wants to coach TUF against Khabib Nurmagomedov

A year ago this week, Khabib Nurmagomedov was supposed to fight Tony Ferguson at the Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale, but Nurmagomedov was forced to withdraw from the bout due to injury. The fight was rescheduled to April of this year but again fell through, this time when Ferguson pulled out with a lung issue. Well now it seems like all the stars are finally aligning to make the fight happen.

In a recent interview with Submission Radio, Ferguson spoke about the current lightweight title situation, how he and Nurmagomedov fit into the picture, and the champion, Conor McGregor.

“This guy’s picking his opponents. He’s a paper champ. When you’re doing that, of course you’re going to be watching who you’re fighting…I can’t really see Conor as the champion. I see right now as if the title was open. Conor’s taking a step off and I don’t even like to throw his name in because the dude fought one person at 155. I’ve been sitting here and Khabib, he’s been kind of inactive. I’ve been the most active in this damn place… I’m racking up points here, that’s all that matters. I’m gonna go down in the books as a living legend. That’s what’s gonna happen, I’m gonna be in the UFC Hall of Fame.”

McGregor won the UFC lightweight title from Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 in November and immediately afterwards announced he would be taking some time off to welcome the birth of his first child early next year. That same night, Nurmagomedov put on an impressive showing, submitting Michael Johnson in the third round to stake his own claim for a lightweight title shot and calling McGregor a “chicken.” However, with the champion set to take ten months off, Nurmagomedov later shifted to pursuing an interim title fight with Ferguson and now it seems that Ferguson also wants that but with an additional caveat.

“It’s what the fans want. The fans want the fight. People are blowing it up. They know Conor’s out. They know Khabib needs a fight. They know that Khabib and I were supposed to fight in January but that dude backed out. He had some boo boos he had to take care of. That’s okay, go back to AKA and heal your boo boos with Daniel Cormier

“I’m ready to sign on the dotted line and I think the UFC knows that. And I think it needs to be for that belt. I don’t think, it needs to be for that belt, damn it. Straight up, I’ve been putting in my time, I’ve been putting in my numbers. This is my time. Let’s get some heat going for this thing. Let’s do this for The Ultimate Fighter. We can do Team Khabib versus Team Ferguson, that’d be dope.

“Let’s just throw it up for an interim belt. If he’s gonna take a step out for a while then they need to throw an interim belt out there, have a champ out there and when he comes back he can be ready for that ass whooping which will be me.”

If the UFC did opt to pursue this route, the timelines would match up for a late summer or early fall title unification bout between McGregor and the new interim title holder. But however the interim title match goes, Ferguson feels confident that the winner of that bout is truly the best lightweight on Earth.

“Conor is no threat to what myself of Khabib has. I see no threat in this dude. This dude is just a lot of talk. He has a nice left hand but my solid, straight right and my left hook and my lead uppercut and my inside leg kicks and my whole repertoire is better than what he’s got…

“When you put Conor up against a guy like me who’s unpredictable – attacking your ankles, attacking your chin and your midsection – and you’ve got Khabib Nurmagomedov who can take a punch here or there and he’s got some time off so he’s got full rest recovery in his body, he’s gonna be able to take the punishment.”

Either way it would be one heck of a lightweight matchup.

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2007: Chael Sonnen “did not tap out” to Paulo Filho at WEC 31. In the main event that evening, Urijah Faber submitted Jeff Curran with a guilllotine choke to retain the WEC featherweight title.

2009: B.J. Penn became the first man to stop Diego Sanchez, earning a TKO victory from a cut caused by a head kick in the fifth round of the main event at UFC 107.

2014: Carla Esparza was crowned the inaugural UFC women’s strawweight champion by submitting Rose Namajunas with a third round rear-naked choke at The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale.

2015: Conor McGregor became the UFC featherweight champion, knocking out Jose Aldo in thirteen seconds at UFC 194. In the co-main event, Luke Rockhold became the UFC middleweight champion, stopping Chris Weidman with strikes in the fourth round.

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FINAL THOUGHTS

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UFC 206 was one hell of an event. Cerrone got robbed not getting a POTN bonus for that headkick though.

Back at it again, y’all. Have a good one.

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Dan Henderson says Khabib Nurmagomedov would definitely ‘beat the piss’ out of Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor made UFC history last week when he effortlessly defeated Eddie Alvarez to capture the lightweight title and become the first UFC fighter to hold two belt simultaneously. It was a remarkable feat, one that had never been done before inside the Octagon, however future UFC Hall of Famer Dan Henderson believes McGregor’s reign as two-division champion could be a short one.

“I think that kid that fought last weekend, I have trouble with his name, Magomedov, the Russian kid, that’s at 155 — I think he would definitely give Conor a huge problem,” Henderson said Friday on The Adam Carolla Show, referring to undefeated lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov.

“I think he definitely would take him down and beat the piss out of him.”

After being sidelined for all of 2015 with injuries, Nurmagomedov made a resounding statement last Saturday at UFC 205, destroying fellow lightweight contender Michael Johnson with a relentless ground-and-pound assault, and even talking extensively to Johnson and UFC president Dana White while doing it.

The performance cemented Nurmagomedov as one of the top contenders for the title at 155 pounds and came on the undercard of McGregor’s big New York showcase in Madison Square Garden.

Though, after watching McGregor pick Alvarez apart en route to a highlight-reel second-round knockout, Henderson admitted that he is starting to come around on the Irishman’s abilities.

“I don’t dislike him,” Henderson said of McGregor. “I think it took me a while to kinda get onboard with him, just to see a little bit more well-roundedness. He’s always shown that he’s got good hands, good kicks, but to see him against a couple different wrestlers that had good hands, it took me awhile to get onboard with him. I think Eddie just did not fight a smart fight whatsoever. He didn’t use his wrestling whatsoever.”

Henderson, 46, also said that he doubted the much-discussed fantasy match-up between McGregor and retired boxing champion Floyd Mayweather would ever come to fruition because, contractual logistics aside, both men have “huge egos” and would never be able to decide upon the financial aspects to the bout.

As for himself, Henderson reiterated that nothing has changed since UFC 204 and that he intends to stay retired despite the close nature of his loss to UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping. Henderson already has his next big challenge set up too, as he plans to face disgraced former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones in a grappling match at Submission Underground II on Dec. 11 in Portland, Ore.

“This is a grappling match, and I think that nobody has really ever seen me grapple in most of my fights,” Henderson said. “I just typically try and knock people out and stand on my feet most of the time. I’m actually pretty good at grappling, and I plan on ripping his leg off.”

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Khabib Nurmagomedov: If I don’t Get My Title Shot Next I Have Different Plan I Won’t Be Fighting In UFC

Well it seems like Khabib Nurmagomedov is finally taking a hard stance on his UFC future. After putting in a dominant performance against Michael Johnson at UFC 205, the Russian wrecking machine made it very evident what he wants next. Besides screaming at Dana White during his match, demanding for a title shot, he went on the microphone after his win and once again staked his claim to the UFC lightweight title. But it seems like he’s taking his case to Twitter and letting everyone know exactly how he feels about his future in MMA.

When you sit back and think about it, Khabib has a pretty strong claim for the lightweight title shot. He’s undefeated in the UFC and has put on some pretty impressive and dominant performances. No one is denying his ability. However, in terms of selling tickets, casual fan notoriety, and his place in the division, no one should be surprised if the UFC decides to go another way. It wouldn’t necessarily be fair, but since the sale of the company this past company to WME-IMG, choosing business over what the rankings dictate should come as no surprise to anyone.

There’s also the fact that new UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor has decided to take a bit of time off from the sport. Upon his return there will be a ton of options awaiting him. He could have a rematch with Interim featherweight champion Jose Aldo, could complete his trilogy with Nate Diaz for the lightweight belt, or could even see himself facing off against Tony Ferguson.

Whatever the case may be, the odds do seem stacked against Khabib heading into the future. With this announcement from the proud Russian fighter, don’t be surprised if UFC 205 is the last time we see Khabib Nurmagomedov inside the octagon.

Do you think the UFC will give Khabib Nurmagomedov his title shot?


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Khabib Nurmagomedov: If I don’t Get My Title Shot Next I Have Different Plan I Won’t Be Fighting In UFC

Well it seems like Khabib Nurmagomedov is finally taking a hard stance on his UFC future. After putting in a dominant performance against Michael Johnson at UFC 205, the Russian wrecking machine made it very evident what he wants next. Besides screaming at Dana White during his match, demanding for a title shot, he went on the microphone after his win and once again staked his claim to the UFC lightweight title. But it seems like he’s taking his case to Twitter and letting everyone know exactly how he feels about his future in MMA.

When you sit back and think about it, Khabib has a pretty strong claim for the lightweight title shot. He’s undefeated in the UFC and has put on some pretty impressive and dominant performances. No one is denying his ability. However, in terms of selling tickets, casual fan notoriety, and his place in the division, no one should be surprised if the UFC decides to go another way. It wouldn’t necessarily be fair, but since the sale of the company this past company to WME-IMG, choosing business over what the rankings dictate should come as no surprise to anyone.

There’s also the fact that new UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor has decided to take a bit of time off from the sport. Upon his return there will be a ton of options awaiting him. He could have a rematch with Interim featherweight champion Jose Aldo, could complete his trilogy with Nate Diaz for the lightweight belt, or could even see himself facing off against Tony Ferguson.

Whatever the case may be, the odds do seem stacked against Khabib heading into the future. With this announcement from the proud Russian fighter, don’t be surprised if UFC 205 is the last time we see Khabib Nurmagomedov inside the octagon.

Do you think the UFC will give Khabib Nurmagomedov his title shot?


Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. Check out his Twitter and Facebook to keep up with his antics.

 

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Khabib Nurmagomedov Wants His Title Shot or Else

Dagestani lightweight wrecking ball Khabib Nurmagomedov has made it no secret that he wants a crack at the UFC lightweight belt. He’s also made it no secret that he’s sick of getting passed by in favor of some trash-talking Irishman. So it’s apparently ultimatum time. I want to fight for @ufc title for respect but […]

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Khabib Nurmagomedov Wants His Title Shot or Else

Dagestani lightweight wrecking ball Khabib Nurmagomedov has made it no secret that he wants a crack at the UFC lightweight belt. He’s also made it no secret that he’s sick of getting passed by in favor of some trash-talking Irishman. So it’s apparently ultimatum time. I want to fight for @ufc title for respect but […]

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