Tony Ferguson breaks silence after huge KO defeat by Michael Chandler at UFC 274, insisting he ‘loves this s***’ and ‘feels good to be hungry again’
- Tony Ferguson was on receiving end of a horrendous head-kick knockout
- He was taken to hospital after Michael Chandler’s brutal UFC 274 finish
- ‘El Cucuy’ was doing well in the fight until he was caught in the second round
- He has now broken his silence and appeared to be in an optimistic mood
Tony Ferguson has spoken for the first time since his devastating KO defeat by Michael Chandler at UFC 274.
‘El Cucuy’ was on the receiving end of a front-kick knockout that Dana White described as the ‘most vicious’ he has ever seen.
He was taken to hospital straight afterwards and took some time to regain consciousness on Saturday night.
Tony Ferguson suffered a sickening defeat against Michael Chandler at UFC 274 on Saturday
Ferguson was knocked out cold by a crushing front-kick from Chandler in the second round
Ferguson has now broken his silence and appeared to be in an optimistic mood despite suffering his fourth defeat in succession.
He wrote: ‘Congratulations to @MikeChandlerMMA on his victory at UFC 274.
‘Had lots of fun in there, you fans are F*****’ wild I love this s**t! Feels good to be back & hungry again.
‘We were just getting started. Best Of Luck In Your Next Fight – Champ.’
There had been concerns about Ferguson’s form coming into the bout but he started brightly and had the better of the opening round.
The 38-year-old was taken to hospital for additional checks before leaving shortly after
The 38-year-old rocked Chandler and momentum seemed to be on his side until the dramatic ending.
White is still confident that Ferguson belongs at the top level and saw enough to convince him of such in the first five minutes.
He said: ‘He looked damn good in that first round.
‘But that was a vicious knockout. but I think what needs to happen now is Tony needs to take some time off after that knockout.’
The 52-year-old added: ‘I don’t know what’s next for him but it’s not like, ‘”Oh my God, Tony got dominated and looks like he doesn’t belong here.”
‘Tony looked damn good right up until he got caught.
‘And you know in this game that anybody can get caught with anything.’