Tony Ferguson once again took a dig at former lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov after he dedicated rap artist Future’s song to the Dagestani fighter in a sly reference to the match-up between both the fighters never coming to fruition. Needless to say, Nurmagomedov had the opportunity to face Tony Ferguson on various intervals, however, the match-up did not see the light of the day with Nurmagomedov having retired from mixed martial arts.
Ahead of UFC 262, Ferguson interrupted a question for Chandler who was asked about his thoughts about the lightweight championship considering Nurmagomedov never lost the belt and vacated the title.
“Sorry to interrupt you. I’m gonna dedicate this f***ing song called Mask Off. Chase a check, never chase a b***h. That’s Khabib.”
Ferguson looked energized in the press conference, leaving no chance at trash-talking his opponent. Ferguson did not leave Beneil Dariush either, criticizing him for helping Justin Gaethje during his bout at UFC 249. Needless to say, one would have hoped a respectable approach from both the fighters considering Dariush is a very likable fighter. However, that wasn’t the case as Ferguson trashed Dariush throughout the interview.
Can Tony Ferguson jump back to the winning column?
Be that as it may, both the fighters showed great respect towards each other during the face-off, approving of an entertaining fight this weekend. Beneil Dariush is an unorthodox striker, who loves to mix his game and make optimum use of his submission skills. On the other hand, Tony Ferguson is quite similar to Dariush, with more experience and bigger fights to his name.
Needless to say, it promises to be an amazing match-up and one that is sure to deliver this weekend. Tony Ferguson has a lot to lose going against Beneil Dariush. Ferguson will look to jump back to the winning column after back-to-back losses at the hands of Justin Gaethje and Charles Oliveira.
Beneil Dariush has looked incredible in his last few fights and is coming off a Fight of the Night performance against Carlos Diego Ferriera. Dariush will look to continue the same momentum going ahead in arguably the toughest fight of his career in the form of former interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson.