Lightweights Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson have turned up the heat ahead of their huge 155lbs bout set to take place on 16th April.
In a big shock last night, up and coming prospect Sage Northcutt tasted defeat for the first time in his professional career against Bryan Barberena and the number 5 ranked Lightweight, Tony Ferguson took to social media to mock the defeated Northcutt.
It then didn’t take long for Ferguson’s next opponent, Nurmagomedov to respond to him and jump to the defence of Northcutt whilst also taking some shots at “El Cucuy.”
It’s likely that the winner of their bout will be the next in line to fight for the UFC Lightweight Title with Ferguson on a seven fight win streak including five finishes and Nurmagomedov still unbeaten in twenty two fights including a win over current UFC Lightweight Champion Rafael Dos Anjos.
You can see the whole back and forth between the two Lightweights in the tweets below;
@TeamKhabib I would Say he makes more Money Than U Bub. I've been Active & Earning I forgot how many Perf of the Night Bonuses This Year
— Tony Ferguson (@TonyFergusonXT) January 31, 2016