Khabib Nurmagomedov on why he is open to coach in TUF against Tony Ferguson

Khabib Nurmagomedov surprised many people when he expressed interest in training The’s Ultimate Fighter (TUF) against Tony Ferguson. Nurmagomedov recently explained why he finds the idea appealing.

According to ‘The Eagle’, there are currently very few big names on the UFC roster. Nurmagomedov names himself alongside Jon Jones, Henry Cejudo, Daniel Cormier and Conor McGregor on the list of missing UFC superstars.

The former lightweight champion believes he and Ferguson can provide some content for the UFC as rival coaches of TUFC. Nurmagomedov recently told ESPN MMA’s Brett Okamoto:

“Honestly, I like the idea. I like the idea. We can do a number of things. Because right now, there aren’t too many big stars in the UFC. Even myself, Jon Jones Nor is he there, Henry Cejudo is not there, Daniel Cormier is not there, of course I don’t like this guy but he has a big name, Conor is not there. like Adesanya, Volkanovski [sceptical], of course Ngannou, and my brother, the British pound Kamaru Usman. It’s just like maybe few people you know. If Tony and I were to coach The Ultimate Fighter together, I think they could make some great content. “

Watch Nurmagomedov’s interview with ESPN MMA below:

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Tony Ferguson believes he is a better coach than Khabib Nurmagomedov

Tony Ferguson was about to have a dangerous KO loss to Michael Chandler that cost him four games of skateboarding. Although his defeats have come from class competitors, questions have been raised regarding Ferguson’s retirement.

However, ‘El Cucuy’ believes he is far from over and is looking to work out a coaching relationship with Khabib Nurmagomedov. While the two are expected to see each other on several occasions, the duel has never been fierce, depriving us of a potential classic.

Ferguson now believes he can give his rival a break by beating the Eagles as a coach. The 38-year-old man told Ariel Helwani on Time MMA:

“I believe that when his father [Khabib’s] say we have to compete, I believe it. I’d love to be able to train against him in The Ultimate Fighter, how about that? You know, the best man will win the team. I guarantee my coaching is a lot better than yours, Khabib. Not many people understand that.”

Watch Ferguson’s appearance on The MMA Hour below:

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