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Tony Ferguson has aimed a brutal dig at Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor, telling both of his UFC rivals to retire.
Ferguson takes on Justin Gaethje for the interim-UFC lightweight title at UFC 249 on Saturday.
And ahead of fighting for UFC gold, he's taken a swipe at two of the other biggest players in the division in the form of Nurmagomedov and McGregor.
'El Cucuy' slammed Nurmagomedov and declared his bout with Gaethje for the "real championship" while urging the UFC lightweight king and "McNuggets" to retire.
"F**k Khabib, I'm defending my belt for the third time. This is for the real belt, not an interim title. This is for the real championship," said an animated Ferguson.
"I told Khabib he needs to step down and walk away. Khabib is a b**ch.
"Him and McNuggets, they both need to f**king retire. The only two real men out there are me and Justin Gaethje. America motherf**kers!
"I'm going to be real, Khabib doesn't even f**king exist to me right now. That dude fell off the face of the earth to me. Him and McNuggets. Those dudes are a bunch of f**king b**ches. The only dudes who sign on the dotted line are real f**king men."
"I Fight So You Don't Have To" Faith-Family-Crew :baseball: :pray: -XTA- Hometeam :flag_us::trophy::flag_mx: #ufc249 Fight:levitate:Week pic.twitter.com/bDtjdIln3B
- Tony Ferguson (@TonyFergusonXT) May 4, 2020
Nurmagomedov vs. Ferguson was booked for UFC 249 last month until the global pandemic postponed the event then forced the Russian fighter to withdraw.
The Californian, who's riding an impressive 12-fight winning streak, now faces Gaethje for the interim-strap with the winner in line to meet Nurmagomedov in an undisputed clash.
McGregor, meanwhile, hasn't fought since his triumphant UFC comeback against Donald Cerrone. He's set to return to action in the summer.
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