When UFC rivals Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor appeared to agree to a rematch in the UFC on social media, lots in the MMA earth had been delighted. One guy who wasn’t, nevertheless, was former interim champion Tony Ferguson.
Ferguson introduced an astonishing attack on Poirier just after the Louisiana lightweight mentioned his pleasure to not just struggle, but to make even extra dollars for his charity, “The Fantastic Combat Basis,” just after McGregor pledged $five hundred,000 as aspect of their arrangement to struggle each other.
“I struggle for a whole lot of points, but absolutely nothing extra crucial to me than combating for adjust and providing back again @TheGoodFightFDN,” Poirier tweeted.
“The generosity of @TheNotoriousMMA will assistance a great number of in will need. I have approved, Conor has approved, and the fans demand it! Let’s go @ufc @espnmma.”
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In spite of Poirier’s exhilaration about staying in a position to put extra funds in the coffers of his charitable basis, Ferguson took exception to his fellow former interim champion’s decision.
Ferguson was initially established to experience Poirier in the co-most important celebration of UFC 254, but just after Poirier failed to occur to phrases with the UFC on a struggle purse, the struggle was scrapped. Now Poirier appears to have moved on, and Ferguson is not delighted.
“What a market out, having a bribe from an international terrorist. Fantastic work child,” he ranted on Twitter.
“I characterize The us. All that speak about the struggle sport only to be concerned and be still left guiding out of the loop. Acquire the dollars and be proud faux.”
What A Promote Out, Having A Bribe From An Intercontinental Terrorist. Fantastic Position Kid. I Stand for The us. All That Converse About The Combat Match Only To Be Worried & Be Left Behind Out Of The Loop. Acquire The Funds & Be Happy Phony. pic.twitter.com/VpKamihpzI
— Tony Ferguson (@TonyFergusonXT) October 8, 2020
The response may possibly have betrayed Ferguson’s stress in the UFC lightweight division that looks established to transfer on with out him unless he can land himself a major struggle before long.
Ferguson was lengthy regarded the No. 1 contender for the UFC lightweight title, but his recurring attempts to experience Khabib Nurmagomedov fell by the wayside as damage, health issues, and then the advent of the coronavirus pandemic, kept forcing the postponement of their eagerly-anticipated struggle.
Then, with a shot at Khabib on the line, Ferguson agreed to experience Justin Gaethje, who stopped him to take his interim title, as very well as his title shot towards Khabib.
The presence of Poirier as a top rated contender, as well as New Zealand’s Dan Hooker, Russia’s Islam Makhachev and the arrival of three-time Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler, has created Ferguson’s route back again to the top rated of the division an even tougher route to negotiate.
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