Khabib’s father on Ferguson: “He is a worthy opponent and we are preparing accordingly”

In an interview with RT Sport Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov discusses the importance of his son’s upcoming fight with Tony Ferguson and talks about ‘surprises’ they have planned for their opponent.

He was asked about Khabib’s strategy in his forthcoming title defense:

“Throughout all this time we were able to improve our skills in different aspects, especially striking technique, Javier Mendez promises to surprise this time, but Khabib won’t stray from his father’s plan”

UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov will defend his title against former UFC Interim Lightweight Champion Tony Ferguson on April 18 in Brooklyn.

Tony Ferguson is a No.1 contender and former Interim UFC Lightweight Champion with a record of (25-3), UFC (15-1) and has one of the longest win streaks (12-0).

Khabib Nurmagomedov is a Russian professional mixed martial artist. He is a two-time Combat Sambo World Champion and the reigning UFC Lightweight Champion. With 28 wins and no losses, he holds the longest active undefeated streak in MMA. As of December 10, 2019, he is #2 in the UFC pound-for-pound rankings.