UFC icon Khabib slams old rival Tony Ferguson 'a s***' in furious bust-up after their 'cursed' fight was axed FIVE times
KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV told Tony Ferguson 'you look like a s***' as their feud was reignited.
The lightweights share the most cursed rivalry in UFC history, with FIVE fights between them being cancelled.
And the likelihood of them ever settling their score in the cage appears slim, after Nurmagomedov announced his retirement last October.
Still, Ferguson, 37, has continued to jibe the UFC legend online, and posted a video of them together, and wrote "#ConditioningSucks #KeepRunningFathead".
Nurmagomedov, 32, uncharacteristically snapped, and told the American to focus on his next fight, against Beneil Dariush on May 15, at UFC 262.
He posted: "You have a fight soon, your opponent is very tough and most underestimated in lightweight division, focus on him.
"I wish you and your family best, even though you look like a s***."
Nurmagomedov and Ferguson were first matched up in 2015, but Khabib was ruled out with a rib injury.
A year later the UFC would try their luck again, but this time Ferguson withdrew, as a doctor discovered fluid and blood collecting in his lungs.
Then, in 2017, they were meant to fight for the interim lightweight belt, but Khabib was hospitalised 11 days prior amid problems cutting weight.
KHABIB VS FERGUSON TIMELINE: From tripping over cables to broken ribs – How ‘cursed’ UFC fight was axed for FIFTH time
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The UFC probably did not think things could get any worse in 2018, when Ferguson was ruled out on fight week, after he tripped on a TV cable as he filmed a mandatory promo shoot.
But the fifth and final time superseded them all, as the global coronavirus pandemic prevented Khabib from fighting Ferguson.
Instead, Ferguson would face replacement Justin Gaethje and lose, meaning he surrendered his shot at Nurmagomedov.
And after Khabib beat Gaethje, 32, he announced his retirement, dashing hopes of the lightweight clash ever materialising.
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