American mixed martial arts fighter Tony Ferguson compared the fighting style of Habib Nurmagomedov with a wet blanket and called the Russians are lazy and monotonous in the octagon.
September 7, Nurmagomedov defended the championship belt the UFC lightweight title by defeating American Dustin Poirier choke in the third round. Ferguson called the most likely contender of Russians at the next battle, before their fight was broken four times.
“What seemed to me Habib? Lazy and monotonous. He pushes the opponent to the cage, begins to put pressure on him all the weight, but has not taken any action. We have in JIU-jitsu this style is called “wet blanket,” said Ferguson ESPN.
The athlete expressed his “respect” Nurmagomedov victory over Poirier, but noted that personally he will not have difficulties in the confrontation with the Russians. “I have several times been ready to fight with him. Yes, Khabib is a great fighter, but we know how to crack it”, – said the American.
At the moment the assets of Ferguson’s 25 wins and three defeats in mixed martial arts. Nurmagomedov spent the same amount of fights, winning in each of them. Now both athletes have a streak of 12 wins in a row in the UFC, this is one of the best in the history of the promotion.