Story By: Anna Guran, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Golder’s News And Sport
Video Credit: CEN/@kingfarruh
This is the moment MMA superstar Khabib Nurmagomedov swims upstream battling against the strong current of a Russian river as he reportedly trains to take on Tony Ferguson.
Reports suggest Khabib will take on American Ferguson in New York early next year and his friend Geoteg has now appeared to confirm this by posting a video of the champion swimming in the Northern Sulak River which is located in the town of Kizilyurt in the Republic of Dagestan in Russia and saying Ferguson is “in trouble”.
In the video, Nurmagomedov can be seen swimming in the cold waters of the river, swimming against the current.
The fighter’s friend Geoteg wrote: “Hard work and dedication from champ. Khabib Nurmagomedov. Today was very cold, he doesn’t care. Water was very cold I tried to put my feet and almost freeze my a$$ off. Tony you’re in trouble!”
Netizens loved the video, such as ‘Ajtay Matthew’ who said: ” This is great stuff! It is so energetic! At this time of year, trying to swim up the icy clear water of the glacier, it’s absolutely crazy. This is better than perfect shape! This is incredibly hard to do. Damn cold and hard to breathe. He seems to be on a roll Tony…”
And ‘Anna Sofea’ said: ”Khabib VS Tony in a swimming competition. Who’s gonna win?”
While ‘Wawa’ said: ”The main thing is not to catch a cold. It’s not July in the back garden.”
Nurmagomedov recently told reporters: “Most likely, Ferguson will be my next opponent. Now there are no other fighters who deserve it more. Future plans? I could fight Saint-Pierre, but I definitely won’t go up to welterweight. I want to stay in my division, defend my title and become the best lightweight in history and one of the best fighters of all time.”
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