- Tony Ferguson lashed out at the UFC for allegedly being halted to do other sports
- Conor McGregor made a powerful response to Ferguson’s rant in a now-deleted tweet
UFC 274 will be headlined by the highly-anticipated title fight between Charles Oliveira and Justin Gaethje. However, it was Tony Ferguson who generated quite a buzz after he took a dig at the UFC for limiting him to make money outside the company.
On his UFC 274 media day presser, “El Cucuy” told the UFC that he “wanna go do other pro sports” to earn some extra but the company dismissed it outright. Ferguson even likened UFC president Dana White to a “drug dealer” for manipulating him. Surprisingly, former two-division champion Conor McGregor gave him some unsolicited advice.
Conor wants Tony to self reflect
In a since-deleted tweet, McGregor, who managed to pull off a boxing match against Floyd Mayweather Jr. while still in the UFC, told Ferguson that regardless of how he sees his situation with the promotion, no one else is accountable for it but himself.
“Tony Ferguson, who changes representation around 4 times a year, is saying it’s someone else fault he is in the position he is in,” McGregor wrote. “How many bridges do you burn before you look yourself in the mirror and say “maybe it’s me that’s the issue” God bless you pal, I’ll say a prayer.”
— MMA Fighting (@MMAFighting) May 5, 2022
El Cucuy is still a dangerous fighter
Ferguson has not tasted a victory since 2019 and has gradually found himself dropping down in the UFC rankings. He’s coming in at UFC 274 against Michael Chandler looking to end a three-fight losing skid.
Many believe that “El Cucuy” is no longer the fighter he once was but for Chandler, Ferguson is still an “extremely dangerous” fighter who shouldn’t be slept on. Nevertheless, “Iron” is still certain he can beat the 38-year-old.
UFC 274 is a make or break for Ferguson. Should he manages to secure a W over Chandler, he’s likely to catapult his way back into the top five of the lightweight division. If Chandler wins, “El Cucuy” will be in a very undesirable situation as he will extend his losing streak to four.