How does that old saying go: if the horse kicks you once it’s the horse’s fault, and if the horse kicks you twice it’s your fault for standing behind the horse again or something to that effect. The reason I bring that up is because we’ve been promised a fight 4 times before and it hasn’t happened. Yet here we are again today with the promise of that fight once again, and we’re buying in. It’s the 5th time it’s been booked, are we being teased again, or will the MMA gods finally let this fight take place, or will we all get kicked in the face one more time?
April 18th at The Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY we have been told that we will finally see Khabib “The Eagle” Nurmagomedov vs. Tony ” El Cucuy” Ferguson in the octagon.
Maybe, all those other times that this fight was booked were premature, maybe we weren’t ready for it, or maybe those 2 weren’t ready, I don’t know why it never worked out before, but I’m hoping it works out now!
What I do know is this time will be the most important time that this fight is booked because now it’s for the lightweight championship of the world, Something that was never on the table before maybe that’s why the universe denied us of what we all feel will be an incredible fight 4 previous times.
Khabib vs. Ferguson for the lightweight title in Brooklyn. The last time these 2 were booked it was supposed to happen in Brooklyn and then Ferguson tripped over a media cable during a mandatory television appearance and was pulled from the card and ultimately replaced by Al Iaquinta, who put up a valiant effort, but as is the case with every opponent Khabib has fought, lost.
I for one am hoping that both of these fighters are kept locked away from the world until fight week, and if and when they do have to enter the world it will be in balloon suits to keep them protected from any bumps and bruises or tiramisu that would keep them from fighting in April.
Christopher James has been in the MMA industry for 15 years, Working as a ring announcer for promotions like the XFC, Island Fights, Combat Night and Fight Nights Global during his career. Chris’ love for the sport and the athletes that partake in it led him to writing and doing face to face interviews with the athletes he admired and respected. Chris isn’t conventional by any stretch of the imagination, he has his own style, and takes pride in not being a “cookie-cutter” member of the media. Unique and sometimes controversial takes are what he brings to the table, forcing folks to think a little differently about the world of MMA. He also has a love for music as he has been a dj for 25 years and his love for music gets brought to the MMA world when he gets his guests to sing on his weekly show Cage Side with Christopher James which can be seen Wednesday nights on FACEBOOK LIVE, and soon via podcast.