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UFC legend Khabib Nurmagomedov reignited his old rivalry with Tony Ferguson on social media on Thursday, saying the former title challenger 'looks like s***'.
Nurmagomedov and Ferguson have a storied history in the UFC, despite never having shared the octagon together.
The two are considered to be two of the best lightweights of the past decade, with Nurmagomedov holding the UFC 155lbs title for just less than three years.
The 'Eagle' was slated to fight Ferguson on numerous occasions, but each time the bout fell through.
The two lightweights were scheduled to face off on four different fight cards, from 2015 to 2018, and it seems that there's no love lost between them despite Nurmagomedov's retirement.
Ferguson reignited their rivalry by taunting his old foe on social media on Thursday with a cheeky dig.
The American posted a clip of the pair's face-off from UFC 209, which was the third time they were set to go up against each other.
On that occasion, the fight fell through after Nurmagomedov took ill after his weight cut went wrong, just days after he was reportedly eating tiramisu with his team.
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And Ferguson used that accusation in his tweet, before calling Nurmagomedov "fathead".
Russian hero Nurmagomedov didn't seem to take too kindly to that, however.
He responded by referring to Ferguson's upcoming return to the octagon against Beneil Dariush and warning him not to overlook the Iranian-born fighter.
Nurmagomedov wrote: "You have a fight soon, your opponent is very tough and most underestimated in lightweight division, focus on him.
"I wish you and your family best, even though you look like a s***."
Ferguson then retaliated by posting a side-by-side image of his beaten opponents compared to Nurmagomedov's, with the suggestion that he is the more damaging fighter.
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