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“Tony is a Wild Man” – Dustin Poirier Lauds Tony Ferguson After he Refuses to Quit Despite a Vicious Heel Hook



Dustin Poirier lauds Tony Ferguson's toughness

Dustin Poirier took to Twitter to laud former interim champion, Tony Ferguson, despite his losing effort against Beneil Dariush showed just how tough he is as a fighter. El Cucuy suffered his third straight loss inside the Octagon against #9 ranked contender Beneil Dariush in the co-main event of UFC 262. However, once again, Ferguson’s toughness inside the Octagon made many fight fans praise the former interim champion’s durability and toughness inside the Octagon.

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Dustin Poirier was once rumored to fight Tony Ferguson, however, the fight could not see the light of the day. Both the fighters have had a brief back and forth since then. Be that as it may, Poirier lauding Ferguson for his emphatic effort is inspiring from the former interim lightweight champion who will look to maintain his 2 fight winning streak with another win to his name as he takes on Conor McGregor in the UFC 264 headliner in July later this year.

Meanwhile, Fegruson has a lot of thinking to do as he moved forward in his MMA career. Not many times do you see Ferguson scream in pain, however, that’s what happened after Dariush connected a vicious heel hook, almost becoming the first person to submit El Cucuy inside the Octagon.

Tony Ferguson is a “zombie” – Beneil Dariush

Dariush stated in the post-fight Octagon interview that he heard Ferguson’s knee pop, and felt like Ferguson is a “zombie” for not giving up during that submission attempt.

This is not the first time that Ferguson has shown his toughness inside the Octagon, while El Cucuy’s 12 fight winning streak proved just why he is one of the greatest of all time, despite losing his last three fights, Ferguson has shown toughness beyond anything inside the Octagon.

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After a valiant effort against Justin Gaethje where Ferguson absorbed several significant strikes, El Cucuy managed to survive a vicious armbar against Charles Oliveira back at UFC 256. Ferguson has time and again proved why he will go down as probably one of the greatest of all time, and has shown no desire to retire.

However, his last few performances, have raised several eyebrows. Ferguson is 37 and just hasn’t looked the same since his TKO loss against Justin Gaethje.