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Tony Ferguson rips Khabib at UFC 249 presser: You’re as fat as Daniel Cormier

“You’re f*cking fat! You’re about the same size as (Daniel) Cormier right now.”

UFC 249 Khabib v Ferguson: Press Conference Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

Tony Ferguson the type of guy to make weight jokes to one of the most well conditioned athletes on the UFC roster.

That’s right, at yesterday’s explosive UFC 249 pre-fight press conference in Las Vegas, ‘El Cucuy’ put undefeated lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov on blast for looking as fat as Daniel Cormier, who trains with Khabib at American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) in San Jose, California.

“You’re f*cking fat! You’re about the same size as (Daniel) Cormier right now,” Ferguson jeered at his opponent.

Although Khabib is clearly not ‘fat’, the undefeated Dagestani has had issues with cutting weight in the past. ‘The Eagle’ was forced to pull out of UFC 209 at the last minute after being admitted to the hospital while cutting weight. Nurmagomedov was scheduled to meet Ferguson in the UFC 209 co-main event but the interim title bout was cancelled due to Khabib’s medical situation.

Both men are expected to collide for the official lightweight title at UFC 249, which is scheduled to take place next month, April 18 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

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