Tony Ferguson and Conor McGregor share a bitter rivalry with each other. The former interim champion has time and again criticized the Notorious for ducking him. Initially expected to take on Dustin Poirier, things turned ugly when McGregor proposed to take on the Diamond.
As expected, Poirier agreed to the fight and UFC has officially put a date on the hugely anticipated match-up between two of the best lightweights in the world. It wasn’t surprising to see El Cucuy visibly upset with both the fighters. In a tweet targeted at the former dual champion, Ferguson called McGregor a “coward” and claimed that he will never fight the top-contenders of the game.
No Balls To Fight A Top Contender. @TheNotoriousMMA you’re washed up laddy. It’s Improper TUF 13 Bish’ 🌱 Champ Shit Only™️ You Will Always Be A Replica, Coward. Congrats On The Success # TheItalianJob ⚔️🕶 -CSO- 🇺🇸🏆🇲🇽 See you soon Leprechaun. -Champ 🕴 pic.twitter.com/n7KtctUNCv
— Tony Ferguson (@TonyFergusonXT) November 15, 2020
Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier will lock horns inside the Octagon in the main event of UFC 257 in January next year. The fight is scheduled to take place in Las Vegas. However, more details are yet to be revealed. Additionally, it’s not confirmed if the fight will take place inside UFC APEX.
McGregor will make his UFC return after over a year. He was last seen inside the Octagon against Donald Cerrone last year in January in a winning affair at Welterweight. UFC 257 will also mark McGregor’s return to the lightweight division after his first loss at 155 against Khabib Nurmagomedov back at UFC 229.
Can Tony Ferguson beat Conor McGregor?
Tony Ferguson is probably the greatest mixed martial artist of all time. However, El Cucuy has often failed to land huge fights. Additionally, he has never fought for a UFC title, having fought for the interim strap twice in his MMA career.
Tony Ferguson vs Conor McGregor is as big as it gets. It won’t be wrong to say that Ferguson poses the toughest challenge to McGregor in terms of his fighting style. With Khabib Nurmagomedov gone from the division, UFC’s lightweight division will once again find itself dominated by credible strikers. With no doubt whatsoever, McGregor is one of the finest strikers the world of mixed martial arts has ever seen.
Tony Ferguson deserves a title shot despite losing to Justin Gaethje back in April this year. If McGregor can get past Dustin Poirier come UFC 257, it should not be surprising to see the Notorious call out the El Cucuy for an ultimate showdown for the UFC lightweight championship.
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