This past Saturday night (May 9), Ferguson competed against Justin Gaethje. The bout served as the main event of UFC 249 and was contested for the interim UFC lightweight title. Ferguson was stopped in the fifth round via TKO. It’s his first loss since May 2012. “El Cucuy” was riding a 12-fight winning streak.
Conor McGregor & Tony Ferguson Get Ugly On Twitter
McGregor hopped on Twitter and expressed his belief that Ferguson isn’t as good as people gave him credit for. He also doubled down with the notion that Ferguson betrayed Paradigm Sports Management for Ballengee Group. McGregor remains with Paradigm.
Ferguson fired back at McGregor while praising his current management team.
“@TheNotoriousMMA You’re Still My B*tch. You Never Represented Me According To Audie,.. If So Then You Worked For Me, & Withheld Money From Me. Focus On Putting The Bottle Down Kid. @BallengeeGroup
Is Gold Standard, Must Be Hard Watching From The Sidelines. Keep It Up Chump -Champ.”
McGregor didn’t hold his tongue in response and further criticized Ferguson’s UFC 249 performance.
“Shut up and thank the nurses and doctors that plated back up your skull and stitched all those gashes up. It’s international nurses day! And learn how to box! Fumbling over your feet like a f*cking Buffoon. We’d be embarrassed to represent that at Paradigm Sports. GPizzle.”
McGregor was last seen in action back in January. He stopped Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in 40 seconds via TKO. The “Notorious” one doesn’t believe Khabib Nurmagomedov will show up to his planned title unification bout against Justin Gaethje.
For Ferguson, it’s back to the drawing board. While he may be out of title contention for now barring injuries or unforeseen circumstances, “El Cucuy” could very well be right back in the thick of things with a win.