UFC 209: Conference Call. Nurmagomedov and Ferguson engage in war of words.

UFC 209: Conference Call. Nurmagomedov and Ferguson engage in war of words.

The UFC 209 media call happened today and Tyron Woodley, Stephen Thompson, Tony Ferguson, and Khabib Nurmagomedov all chimed in. Wonderboy and Tyron kept their answers simple and civil. Khabib and

Ferguson and Nurmagomedov engaged in a few heated exchanges. Tony Ferguson was the one who seemed to continue escalating things. He got easily agitated and the result were a few unpleasant back and forths with Nurmagomedov. March 4th can’t come soon enough for the two lightweight contenders.

Highlights of the call.

“I’m just excited. I’m a complete martial artist. I’ve got the power, the ground game, endurance and mental toughness to put anyone away. I’m just excited that I’ve got one more opportunity to prove that I’m the greatest welterweight of all time.”
-Tyron Woodley

“I’m not worried about GSP right now. I don’t have time to go back and forth on that roller-coaster ride.”
-TW

“What did he do to me in that last fight to make should make me concerned? I’m not the one that got knocked down four times in one round.”
-TW

“This is another fight. There’s no other difference, he’s just another name on the wrestling chart. I’ve always looked at it that way.”
-Tony Ferguson

“I have no injuries, nothing. I’m gonna break this guy.”
-Khabib Nurmagomedov

“You ain’t breaking shit.”
-TF

“Why are you worried about my weight?”
-KN

“Because you’re fat, dude. You never make weight and your conditioning sucks.”
-TF

“My wrestling is far superior and my style is completely different than his.”
-TF

“If you are so confident, why are you running away from this fight?”
-KN

“There’s nobody fu**ing running from you. You’re a punk. You’re a fu**ing bully, just like everybody else at AKA. Nobody’s running. The only person that’s fu**ing running is fu**ing Conor.”
-TF

“What I want to do is break your face. I want to break your arm.”
-KN

“I need to be mindful of his power and have to hit and move, baby.”
-Stephen Thompson

“This should be the main event. I don’t know why Stephen Thompson and T Woodley are the main event.”
-TF

“Because I’m a world champion.”
-TW

“(Conor McGregor) Go do what you gotta do and come back when you’re ready to be a man.”
-TF

“I think this is the greatest match-up in the UFC lightweight history.”
-KN

“I don’t need the money. I just want to beat your ass.”
-TF

“I’m a fu**ing machine now. You have no idea what you’re dealing with. You just woke me up!”
-TF

*Laughing* “You’re just funny.”
-KN