Tony Ferguson hits out at Dustin Poirier for ‘hiding’ and warns Conor McGregor ‘I’ll see you soon’ after Irishman compared his face to a chicken nugget following UFC 274 knockout
- Tony Ferguson suffered brutal knockout defeat by Michael Chandler at UFC 274
- ‘El Cucuy’ was later discharged from hospital and his spirits seem to be high
- He responded to a Dustin Poirier tweet, accusing ‘Diamond’ of ‘hiding’
- Ferguson also hit back at Conor McGregor, who was mocking him for the KO
Tony Ferguson has hit out at both Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor following his UFC 274 knockout defeat.
‘El Cucuy’ was savagely beaten by a front kick from Michael Chandler but has since been discharged from hospital and took aim at his rivals.
Poirier had tweeted: ‘I’m better than these guys,’ to which Ferguson replied: ‘You’re Better At Hiding Kid, No Offense. I got KO’d but at least we showed up & did work.’
Tony Ferguson was knocked out cold by a crushing front-kick by Michael Chandler
Dustin Poirier (left) and Conor McGregor (right) were both in the line of fire for Tony Ferguson
McGregor posted this image of Ferguson’s face at the moment of impact made into a nugget
Meanwhile, McGregor continued to taunt the 38-year-old, sharing an image of his face at the moment of impact slowly edited to look like a chicken nugget.
Ferguson responded: ‘Ahhh There’s my b****. Next time tag me p***y. Comin’ after you & ur crew. McNugget stays with you fake, can’t take what not your ya anymore thief.
‘Still got no sauce & no balls McNuggets. I’ll see you & your crew soon comin after your gold leprechaun-Champ aka El Savvy -CSO-.’
Ferguson is evidently in a bullish mood despite his fourth successive defeat in the octagon.
He was performing well and shaded the first round against Chandler, knocking him down in an entertaining back-and-forth encounter.
Ferguson has now lost his last four but showed promising signs until the knockout
But the end came in emphatic fashion in the second stanza, stunning the crowd in Phoenix, with Ferguson out cold for the first time in his career.
It will be fascinating to see who Dana White and Co tee up for Ferguson next. McGregor is not expected to come back this year, according to reports, while Poirier has been out of action since beating McGregor in their trilogy.
The Irishman has been active on social media and was called out by both Chandler and Charles Oliveira at the weekend.
He is still recovering from the broken leg suffered last July and has bulked up, suggesting he will compete at welterweight upon his return.
McGregor is not likely to fight in the octagon again this year, according to reports
As for Ferguson, White was impressed by what he saw until the finish and 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.’