Tony Ferguson dropped by “UFC Tonight” recently to talk about Khabib Nurmagomedov, Conor McGregor and more.
Ferguson on predicting Khabib Nurmagomedov was going to miss weight at UFC 209: “I didn’t have inside info. I know my opponent. This is the third time I’ve had to read him. Before the weigh-ins, this dude already looked sucked up. I felt a lot better than this guy did. I thought: Have fun with that weight cut.”
Ferguson on if he’d try to fight Nurmagomedov a fourth time: “I would love to have the fight, but putting up with the camp again, it puts a salty taste in my mouth. It’s like swimming in the ocean. You know it’s good for you, but it doesn’t taste good. Yes, it’s a fight I want and it’s a fight that fans want to see. There would have to be some assurances in place.”
Ferguson on if he would be satisfied fighting for the title if Conor McGregor gave it up: “It doesn’t matter. It depends on where McGregor’s heart is. I want to fight someone who wants to fight. I want to fight a top contender. I’ve put in my fights. If he wants to pursue victory in boxing, then vacate the belt and we’ll fight for the belt at International Fight Week against someone else. The only person I’d really like to go toe-to-toe with is Nate Diaz.”
Ferguson on what drinks he’d make for fighters: For Conor McGegor: “An Irish Coffee so he could wake up and realize he’s not going to beat Floyd Mayweather.” For Nurmagomedov: “A Screwdriver because he’s screwed me over twice.” For Nate Diaz: He’s from the hood – maybe a Colt 45 or Cobra.”