It all started with a premature tap by young Sage Northcutt (7-1 MMA) in the half-guard position. Another factor that led to the choke was Northcutt’s inability to defend off his back ‘comfortably’ and transition to his feet. All things that can be fixed in the gym.
Lightweight Tony Ferguson who has been on a tear in the division winning 7 straight dating back to 2013. Ferguson made his comments known by posting on twitter about Northcutt’s quick tap defeat.
Khabib Nurmagomedov responded to Ferguson’s taunts, check it out below.
Here’s Nurmagomedov’s response.