Tony Ferguson: “I’m The F*cking Champ, They Took My Belt, I Didn’t Lose It!”
Tony Ferguson was on the top of UFC Lightweight division at the beginning of 2018. He defeated Kevin Lee at UFC 216 on October 7, 2017, and won Interim UFC Lightweight title. But bad luck simply didn’t let him become the UFC Lightweight king!
Tony Ferguson was set for the showdown versus Khabib Nurmagomedov. He had a chance to become the legend at the main event of UFC 223 on April 7, 2018. Conor McGregor was stripped of the UFC Lightweight title. The atmosphere was heating up. But unfortunately, El Cucuy tore his collateral fibular ligament only a few days before the match and had to pull out! His Interim belt was taken away too!
Ferguson still feels a bitter taste in his mouth due to this tragic set of circumstances. It looks like he always misses title by a hair! Anyway, Tony Ferguson still claims he is the champ. (via MMAMania.com)
“They took my belt, they took a bunch of zeroes from my paycheck,” Ferguson told MMA Fighting. “How do you think I fucking feel? It’s all fun and games, right? I’m the fucking champ. See this gold right here? I didn’t lose my belt. They took it from me. So yeah, I’ve got a little chip on my shoulder. It’s still there. It fucking weighs a lot. I hope these bitches knock each other out.”
Tony Ferguson is set to fight Anthony Pettis at the co-main event of UFC 229. If he wins, he could get a chance to challenge the winner of Khabib Nurmagomedov Vs Conor McGregor. His fight versus Khabib Nurmagomedov was already set four times but never happened! Maybe five could be their lucky number. Ferguson’s fight versus Conor McGregor would be the legendary showdown of two epic trash-talkers!
What are your thoughts on Tony Ferguson statement? Would you like to see El Cucuy Vs The Notorious? Do you think Ferguson is still the champ?