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American fighter mixed martial (MMA) Tony Ferguson gave his opinion about the main match on tournament of the ultimate fighting championship (UFC) in Abu Dhabi between his compatriot Dustin Pare and Russian Habib Nurmagomedov. The words of the athlete sounded on the Show, MMA journalist Ariel Helvani on ESPN.
“What seemed to me the speech of Habib? Lazy, monotonous,” said 35-year-old Ferguson. This soldier paid tribute Nurmagomedov. “Respect Habib for winning, but as I have said, many times we have been preparing for. He’s a great fighter, but we know how to crack this code”, — he added.
“He pushes the opponent to the cage, starts to push him her weight, but has not taken any action. We have in JIU-jitsu we call it “wet blanket”,” stressed Ferguson. He explained the defeat of Pore lack of experience in combat.
September 7, Nurmagomedov has defeated Pore by defending the champion title UFC in lightweight and won 28th career victory. The head of the UFC Dana white before the fight the Russians called Ferguson a leading contender for the belt. He later added that if American will not be able to perform, a chance to get the Irishman Conor McGregor.
Ferguson was supposed to be a contender Nurmagomedov at UFC 223, however, the American athlete is injured and has withdrawn from the tournament. In the main fight of the evening, the Russians defeated al Iaquinta and won the championship belt. Ferguson, a former winner of the interim title.
Video, photo All from Russia.