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Tony Ferguson responds to praise from Khabib Nurmagomedov regarding El Cucuy’s son

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson is set for UFC 249
Khabib Nurmagomedov (L) faces off against Tony Ferguson (R) during a press conference (Digital Trends)

Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson seem to have buried the hatchet for now

Tony Ferguson had some great words for UFC Lightweight rival Khabib Nurmagomedov on Twitter.

This all started with Khabib first posting about Ferguson after the UFC 249 fight. Ferguson was defeated in dominant fashion by Justin Gaethje, who won the interim Lightweight title.

Tony Ferguson lost at UFC 249
Tony Ferguson prepares to fight Justin Gaethje prior to their Interim lightweight title fight during UFC 249 (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)

This could have been the end of Ferguson’s Lightweight title dreams as Gaethje will battle Khabib next.

Khabib has had his own problems in recent weeks. He is stuck in Russia and could not defend the Lightweight crown against Ferguson at UFC 249, and now, his father is also in a coma.

However, Khabib shared a sweet message on Twitter about how proud Ferguson’s family should be:

“Whatever happened is in the past. Heads up Tony, I hope everything is good with you and your family. When your son grow up, he’ll be proud with you.”

Khabib Nurmagomedov faces Tony Ferguson at UFC 249 in his next fight
Mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov gives a press conference in Moscow on November 26, 2018 (Photo credit should read KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP via Getty Images)

Ferguson was also quick to respond and asked about Khabib’s side too:

“Respect” @TeamKhabib You Still Owe Me 20 Pushups. Glad Your Pops Is Doing Better. I’ll See You Soon Kid, Keep Training For The Real Finale. -Champ”

What next for Ferguson?

Khabib vs Gaethje should be an incredible fight and Dana White has suggested it will take place soon.

The Russian will be back in action after a few months as he is observing the holy month of Ramadan. Gaethje, for his part, has held the Lightweight title in another promotion and he was excellent against Ferguson.

Tony Ferguson lost to Justin Gaethje at UFC 249
Tony Ferguson (R) of the United States looks to punch Justin Gaethje (L) of the United States. (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)

El Cucuy, as Ferguson is known, has a lot of soul searching to do. He might never get a shot at the UFC Lightweight title again, and this was a huge beating.

There was a lot of respect between Gaethje and Ferguson after their clash. And it will be interesting to see who Ferguson could fight next.

The American was on a 12-fight win streak before this, but he seemed a bit shattered after this result.

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