Al Iaquinta Calls Out Former Champ Tony Ferguson But Gets Blocked For ‘Trying So Hard.’
UFC lightweight contender Al Iaquinta who last fought in April when he stepped in on a short notice fight for Ferguson against Khabib Nurmagomedov, a contest he lost via unanimous decision. Now he got an itch to return to the Octagon against former champion Tony Ferguson for November showdown.
Iaquinta was recently linked to face Justin Gaethje in the main event of the upcoming UFC Lincoln card on August 25, but ‘Ragin’ turned down the opportunity citing nagging injuries.
Iaquinta and Ferguson traded shots on social media in recent months and now ‘Ragin’ wants to set up a fight against Ferguson told Ariel Helwani of ESPN.
“Just spoke to [Al Iaquinta],” Helwani reported on Twitter. “He said he’s finally healthier than he’s been in years. He wants to fight the recently medically cleared [Tony Ferguson] next. Any card in November (MSG, China, TUF Finale …) ‘Can’t stand that guy,’ he said.”
Just spoke to @ALIAQUINTA. He said he’s finally healthier than he’s been in years.
He wants to fight the recently medically cleared @TonyFergusonXT next. Any card in November (MSG, China, TUF Finale …”)
“Can’t stand that guy,” he said.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) August 15, 2018
‘El Cucuy’ responded back and burned Al Iaquinta’s hope by saying ‘trying too hard kid’ like Kevin Lee, who he defeated back in 2017.
“Trying Too Hard Kid,” Ferguson said in one of his trademark over-capitalized Tweets. “Like [Kevin Lee] You Both Had Your Chance & Fucked It Up. You Sell Houses, I Build & Buy Em’ -Take Notes.”
Trying Too Hard Kid – Like @MoTownPhenom You Both Had Your Chance & Fucked It Up. You Sell Houses, I Build & Buy Em’ -Take Notes- 🇺🇸🏆🇲🇽
— Tony Ferguson (@TonyFergusonXT) August 16, 2018
Al Iaquinta couldn’t hold what Ferguson fired, responded by saying:
He is the one that had his shot and fucked it up 😂 he didn’t “fire back” he blocked me”
He is the one that had his shot and fucked it up 😂 he didn’t “fire back” he blocked me pic.twitter.com/iyqzvjk6RA
— Al Iaquinta🗽 (@ALIAQUINTA) August 16, 2018
If Ferguson comes to term for Al Iaquinta fight, UFC is offering a couple of cards in November, including UFC 230 on 3th, then UFC Fight Night on the 10th in Denver, Colorado, another card to take place in Argentina on the 17th, then on 25th in Beijing, China and The Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale to take place on 30th.