Conor McGregor Expresses Regret Over Tony Ferguson Treatment

UFC superstar Conor McGregor regrets how he handled himself on social media following Tony Ferguson’s KO loss to Michael Chandler. McGregor basked in Ferguson’s brutal loss to Chandler on the main card of UFC 274 just weeks ago. Ferguson has now lost four in a row, with his last victory coming against Donald Cerrone at…

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UFC superstar Conor McGregor regrets how he handled himself on social media following Tony Ferguson’s KO loss to Michael Chandler.

McGregor basked in Ferguson’s brutal loss to Chandler on the main card of UFC 274 just weeks ago. Ferguson has now lost four in a row, with his last victory coming against Donald Cerrone at UFC 238.

McGregor and Ferguson haven’t come face-to-face in the UFC Octagon to date, but the two fighters have gone at each other in the media and online for years. But while McGregor isn’t afraid to speak his mind and tease his rivals, he says he regrets how he knocked Ferguson on social media following the fight.

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“I’m upset I went at tony like that,” McGregor tweeted in a since-deleted tweet. “Out straight. Wtf team, this is not a nice app nor does it encourage nice behavior toward each other. 43bn, man pull that and say “sike” who give a fuck, really. No one. Dip to a dip on the ship. The carry the toys ship. Leave a beast a beast.”

While McGregor’s losing skid isn’t as severe, he’s looking to get back in the win column following back-to-back losses to Dustin Poirier in 2021. He suffered a nasty leg injury in his last fight against Poirier at UFC 264 but is plotting a return to the Octagon for later this year.

It isn’t often that McGregor is apologetic for his social media remarks, but it seems like he feels he might’ve misstepped following Ferguson’s latest defeat.

What do you make of Conor McGregor’s tweet of regret?

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Ferguson Warns Fighters Hoping To Use Him As A Stepping Stone

UFC veteran Tony Ferguson has sent a warning to up-and-coming fighters who are hoping to use his name as a stepping stone. At the Arizona-held UFC 274 pay-per-view earlier this month, Ferguson’s losing skid was extended in perhaps the most devastating way imaginable. Having lost consecutively to Justin Gaethje, Charles Oliveira, and Beneil Dariush, “El…

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UFC veteran Tony Ferguson has sent a warning to up-and-coming fighters who are hoping to use his name as a stepping stone.

At the Arizona-held UFC 274 pay-per-view earlier this month, Ferguson’s losing skid was extended in perhaps the most devastating way imaginable. Having lost consecutively to Justin Gaethje, Charles Oliveira, and Beneil Dariush, “El Cucuy” had hoped to bounce back to contention against 2021 title challenger Michael Chandler.

Despite an impressive opening round, which even saw Ferguson record a knockdown, the former interim titleholder quickly found himself unconscious on the ground with a victorious Chandler doing flips.

How did we get there? A brutal Anderson Silva-esque front kick to the face.

But while the vicious fashion of the defeat has left many pondering Ferguson’s future inside the Octagon, with some even calling for his retirement, the man himself has claimed that he’s far from done.

And if his UFC peers see differently, he’s promised to give them a stark and “dangerous” reminder.

Ferguson: I’m A Dangerous Stone To Step On

During a recent appearance on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani, Ferguson looked back on his latest setback and assessed what his future on MMA’s biggest stage looks like.

After reiterating his desire to return to contention in the UFC, Ferguson acknowledged that some fighters will be looking at his declining form, hoping to capitalize and use him as a stepping stone. According to “El Cucuy,” anyone following that belief is sorely mistaken.

“I would like to see myself back in the picture,” said Ferguson. “Obviously, I wanna fight this year. My dad asked me, ‘Who’s next?’ Obviously, there’s gonna be a lot of people who are gonna want to step up, and look at me like a stepping block, but that’s a dangerous block to be stepping on. When I have all my attention towards something, I have my full hunger — you saw it in the first round (versus Chandler).

“If I hadn’t sparred for about three to five years, imagine what I can do if I do spar, if I still add those new tools to my toolbox,” added Ferguson. “That’s a dangerous individual, and I don’t think I’m gonna be too easy for anybody to be able to finish, one, or two, be able to win (against) anymore.”

Since his fourth straight defeat, Ferguson has been extremely active on social media and is seemingly more motivated than ever to rebound in the cage. We’ll see if he can bounce back when he returns to action, potentially later this year.

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Ferguson Responds To Gillespie’s Ducking Claims: “Stop Your Whining”

UFC lightweight veteran Tony Ferguson has advised fellow contender Gregor Gillespie to swap his “whining” for some fighting. Gillespie has long been a name present in the rankings, but seemingly far away from the Octagon. At the start of 2019, a victory over Yancy Medeiros moved “The Gift” to a 6-0 record in the UFC,…

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UFC lightweight veteran Tony Ferguson has advised fellow contender Gregor Gillespie to swap his “whining” for some fighting.

Gillespie has long been a name present in the rankings, but seemingly far away from the Octagon. At the start of 2019, a victory over Yancy Medeiros moved “The Gift” to a 6-0 record in the UFC, which he’d built in just three years. Across the following three, Gillespie has gone 1-1.

Following a brutal knockout loss to Kevin Lee, the elite wrestler took nearly two years out before returning with an impressive TKO victory over Carlos Diego Ferreira last May. Now a year later and Gillespie remains on the sidelines and without a fight booked. His place in the rankings has also been lost due to inactivity.

While many had speculated that he’d been released, Gillespie soon took to Instagram to clarify the situation with a lengthy post, during which he accused Ferguson of turning down a fight with him on multiple occasions.

During a recent appearance on The MMA Hour, which came just just over a week after his fourth consecutive defeat at UFC 274, Ferguson responded to Gillespie’s ducking accusations, which the now-unranked lightweight has been publicly spreading for months.

After denying that him or his team has ever been presented with an offer to share the Octagon with “The Fisherman,” the former interim titleholder offered some advice for Gillespie’s career.

“I’d never heard about him… I was never offered a fight by the UFC with him. I never heard anything, my lawyers (and) my agents never heard anything,” said Ferguson. “I want to be real, that dude is some kind of work man. I sent him a message… the story is, he don’t change his knee pads, I guess, or something like that. He’s a stinky guy. I don’t wanna fight a stinky guy. Clean up your act and go fight some people. You can’t talk your way into the title, you’re not Conor (McGregor). Conor’s got value, he brings something to the table. He breaks records with the gate and everything. So do I.”

Ferguson Accuses Gillespie Of “B*tching” & Not Putting In Work

Ferguson went on to remind Gillespie that nothing is gifted on MMA’s biggest stage. After citing the performances of young and hungry up-and-comers on Dana White’s Contender Series as an example of how to rise the ranks, “El Cucuy” sent some hard truths Gillespie’s way.

In essence, Ferguson told “The Gift” to stop whining and start scrapping.

“Look at Dana White’s Contender Series… Those f*ckers are hungry, because they’re coming from nothing,” said Ferguson. “If you fight like that, and you fight like you’re hungry, and you’re going in there finishing people, not just laying on people and expecting things — a lot of people expect sh*t and they don’t put in the work. Nothing’s gonna come to you if you don’t do any work man.

“If you’re just sitting there bitching all the time and not doing any work, or there for the company, you can’t expect to talk yourself into a title fight, I’m gonna be real… I recommend to him (Gillespie), get in there and fight some mothers*ckers,” Ferguson continued.

“Get some highlight reels, build your record, do what you’ve gotta do, but stop your whining… No one wants to hear that.”

While Gillespie has consistently accused Ferguson of avoiding a fight against him, the New York native has been the recipient of similar claims.

Ranked lightweight Arman Tsarukyan has notably cited multiple incidents of Gillespie turning down a matchup with him, something that was corroborated by Chael Sonnen. The former UFC star revealed he’d been alerted to Gillespie’s tendency to turn down fights, suggesting that the 35-year-old’s inactivity is entirely his fault.

Is Tony Ferguson correct with his assessment of Gregor Gillespie?

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Tony Ferguson Claims Belal Muhammad ‘Jocked’ His Swag

Tony Ferguson thinks Belal Muhammad has “jocked” his swag. Ferguson recently spoke to Ariel Helwani of “The MMA Hour” coming off of his knockout loss to Michael Chandler at UFC 274. During the interview, Ferguson talked about working with young fighters and how much he enjoys it. Even if they do “jock” his style. “El…

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Tony Ferguson thinks Belal Muhammad has “jocked” his swag.

Ferguson recently spoke to Ariel Helwani of “The MMA Hour” coming off of his knockout loss to Michael Chandler at UFC 274. During the interview, Ferguson talked about working with young fighters and how much he enjoys it.

Even if they do “jock” his style. “El Cucuy” pointed to top-ranked welterweight contender Belal Muhammad as a prime example. Ferguson detailed an interaction he had with Muhammad recently.

“Like Belal Muhammad,” Ferguson said. “That dude would clown on some of the things I was doing; my sunglasses, my workouts — and now you have this dude jocking the sh*t out of my swag.

“I remember we were over there, I ran into him before we were — he was wearing his sunglasses and they weren’t on yet. They were on his shirt in front of him.

“He’s at 170 and I’m looking at him and I’m thinking ‘Man it would be cool to go back up to 170.’ These guys are slow and dumb. At ’55 they’re a little bit quicker.

“But he had his sunglasses on and I said to him, ‘You took papa’s sunglasses and now you’re wearing them?’

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“He’s like ‘I’m the sunglasses guy,’ and I looked at him and said ‘You will never be the sunglasses guy.’ It was the funniest sh*t, bro.”

Perhaps a move up to welterweight would be good for Ferguson. As it stands, he’s currently on a four-fight losing streak, being finished in two of those. His last outing resulted in the first time in his mixed martial arts (MMA) career when he was knocked out unconscious.

Michael Chandler nailed Ferguson with a front kick to the face that put him out cold. Now, Ferguson will have to dust off and regroup upon his next Octagon outing — whenever that may be.

Things are going a lot better for Muhammad, who is on a seven-fight win streak (1 NC) at 170 pounds. He’s currently the No. 5-ranked welterweight in the UFC.

The 33-year-old might just be one big win away from challenging Kamaru Usman for the welterweight throne.

What do you make of Tony Ferguson accusing Belal Muhammad of “jocking” his style? Would you like to see him jump up to welterweight? Sound off in the comments!

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Daniel Cormier To Ferguson: “You Gotta Go Away For A Little Bit, Man”

Daniel Cormier thinks Tony Ferguson should go away for a little bit after his recent knockout loss. Both Cormier and Ferguson have been exchanging words through social media with one another the past few weeks. It all started ahead of UFC 274 when Ferguson mocked Cormier’s “towelgate” weigh-in after Charles Oliveira missed weight. This sparked…

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Daniel Cormier thinks Tony Ferguson should go away for a little bit after his recent knockout loss.

Both Cormier and Ferguson have been exchanging words through social media with one another the past few weeks. It all started ahead of UFC 274 when Ferguson mocked Cormier’s “towelgate” weigh-in after Charles Oliveira missed weight.

This sparked a back-and-forth between the pair on Twitter. Ferguson underhandedly accused Cormier of taking drugs, and “DC” responded by taking a slight jab at “El Cucuy’s” fresh second-round knockout loss to Michael Chandler.

Now, speaking on a new episode of “DC & RC,” Cormier has again addressed the situation. Cormier explained a recent incident he had with Ferguson while trying to interview him for his YouTube channel.

Cormier believes the hostility on Ferguson’s end comes due to his friendship with Khabib Nurmagomedov – Ferguson’s longtime rival.

“What he’s talking about is ‘enjoy my retirement with Khabib [Nurmagomedov],’” Cormier said. “That is one of the biggest issues that I have had with Tony Ferguson. Literally my relationship with Khabib.

“I did an interview with him for my YouTube channel the other day and we’re talking off air and it was fine. We spoke about wrestling, our heroes, all these great things. The interview starts and he immediately brings up Khabib Nurmagomedov.

“As we’re going forward in the interview, I ask him a follow-up question on that. I go, ‘Tony, do you think maybe you should live in the now? Not worry about Khabib?

“That’s a confrontation you never got to have.’ He threatened to walk off the interview and now he comes at me. Bro, what’re you worried about me for?”

Cormier: “This Dude Is Trippin’

Daniel Cormier and Tony Ferguson

Cormier then addressed Ferguson’s accusation that “DC” does drugs. More specifically, cocaine. The former heavyweight and light heavyweight champion said he didn’t appreciate those comments, especially being a family man.

He then went on to suggest that Ferguson take some time away after having created riffs between himself and the likes of Joe Rogan, Nurmagomeodv, Cormier, and more.

“It’s like he has these issues with Khabib and because of these issues with Khabib, he continues to come at me which I don’t quite understand,” Cormier said. “When you lose in the way that he did, you gotta go away for a little bit, man.

“Like, take some time, recover, get your mind back in a place where you can compete effectively instead of trying to fight with the guy that commentates the fight. He attacked me, he attacked [Joe] Rogan, he attacked everybody but Jon Anik.

“Which is very weird because one time we got into a fighter meeting and he wouldn’t speak to Jon Anik! So the guy’s just all over the place. It’s kind of crazy, dude needs to take a break and rest and recover.

“Because this dude’s trippin’. When you start to accuse a guy of drug use, now you’re starting to play a different game because obviously we’re family men and I don’t do stuff like that and I’ve never done that.

“So it’s like hard for someone to say something like that to me.”

After his UFC 274 loss to Chandler, Ferguson is now looking for a new gym to call home. It seems safe to say the American Kickboxing Academy is not a strong favorite to land “El Cucuy.”

What do you make of the ongoing issues between Tony Ferguson and Daniel Cormier? Sound off in the comments!

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Chael Sonnen Knows Exactly Who Tony Ferguson Should Face at 170lbs

chael sonnen tony fergusonFighter turned analyst, Chael Sonnen, feels he knows the best move for Tony Ferguson if he chose to move to welterweight. Following his devastating loss to Michael Chandler at UFC, Ferguson has seemingly been weighing up his career options and sees a return to 170lbs as a possibility. The former interim lightweight champion originally entered […]

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Fighter turned analyst, Chael Sonnen, feels he knows the best move for Tony Ferguson if he chose to move to welterweight.

Following his devastating loss to Michael Chandler at UFC, Ferguson has seemingly been weighing up his career options and sees a return to 170lbs as a possibility.

The former interim lightweight champion originally entered the UFC as a welterweight, winning The Ultimate Fighter season 13 at 170lbs. Ferguson would immediately drop down to lightweight following TUF, fighting Aaron Riley at 155lb in his first fight as part of the official UFC roster.

Ferguson discussed the potential move in an interview with Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour, “I wouldn’t mind going back up to 170”, Ferguson said. “I knocked everybody out up there at 170.

“This cut to 155–it’s not too hard, but I lose a lot of muscle mass, man. I f*cking hate being skinny like that. I look like a little b*tch, I don’t f*cking like that.”

Chael Sonnen Beleives He Knows Who Ferguson Should Face At 170lbs

The former three-time title challenger, Sonnen, believes he knows the right move for Ferguson, saying via his Youtube that he has one fight in mind.

“If Tony was to go to 170 pounds and I have a magic wand,” Sonnen said. “What would I do with him – boom, Nate Diaz. It solves the problem right away.

“That would be a very big fight, that would be an interesting fight, that would be a nostalgic fight, that would serve all of the boxes for what we want to see as fans. We don’t get those very often, we don’t have fun within the sport very often.”

Sonnen isn’t wrong, there aren’t many UFC fans who would miss a fight between Diaz and Ferguson. The fight would be guaranteed entertainment and would undoubtedly garner a nice paycheque for both men.

Is Chael Sonnen right, is that the fight to make?