Speaking at the UFC Unstoppable press conference in March of 2016, Tony Ferguson warned Khabib Nurmagomedov that his conditioning was not up to scratch and he would face weight cutting issues down the line.
Since the news broke that Khabib Nurmagomedov had been pulled from the UFC 209 card due to weight cutting issues, Tony Ferguson has been nothing but gracious and accepting.
However, speaking at a UFC press conference over a year ago, the 33-year-old warned the Russian that his team were not taking proper care of his conditioning, and that he could see him having weight cutting issues in the future.
Speaking about Khabib’s weaknesses, Ferguson actually predicted the exact circumstances that unfolded at the UFC 209 weigh ins, stating that he would be surprised if the ‘Eagle’ even showed up.
“Dude, you have no conditioning. You’re flat footed, you have no rhythm and you’re one dimensional. You get hurt by your team man, we’re gonna be surprised if you make it to the weigh-ins. No BS. Just get there alright. Just get there.”
Check out the moment in question below.