Tony Ferguson criticises Conor McGregor for targeting Nate Diaz trilogy

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When you’re talking about being unlucky and frustration in the UFC, it’s difficult to look past Tony Ferguson right now.

El Cucuy has seen three fights with Khabib Nurmagomedov fall through, and fortunes seem to finally be in his favour now as he gears up to battle Kevin Lee for the interim lightweight championship.


Had The Eagle not pulled out of their highly anticipated fight earlier this year, Ferguson might have already been the champion right now – if he was to end the incredible unbeaten run of the dangerous Dagestani.


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While he’s sure to revisit that chapter soon, Ferguson’s inactivity – through no fault of his own – has seen him turn into an expert analyst on FOX where he uses his knowledge to break down the biggest fights inside of the Octagon, and even had a brief verbal altercation with The Motown Phenom.

Since then, he’s called out Conor McGregor on numerous occasions, he’s always sending a message to Nurmagomedov on ‘Tiramisu Tuesday’s’ and has seen a bout against Nate Diaz fall through after the Stockton native rejected a fight between the pair.

The Notorious might be gearing up for a fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr, but he recently suggested that his next move could see him complete the trilogy against Nate Diaz, with the score currently 1-1.

Even UFC president Dana White hasn’t confirmed that McGregor’s return fight will be against the interim champion, so you can understand that this would infuriate Ferguson who believes he’s in line for a massive payday.


Ferguson claimed that McGregor has his priorities all wrong, and believes the Irishman is thinking about fighting the wrong Mexican.

According to MMA News, Ferguson told the media: “What a j*****f.

“You have a trilogy fight? You are f***ing ridiculous. You need to defend or vacate.

“I know where your heads at, man. You f***ing want to be a money fight. Look, you’re fighting the wrong Mexican. You got to fight the one with the messed up ears, man. The one you’re fighting is into bikes and doing all this other kind of stuff.

“Not a bad thing, but when you get done playing grab ass in the boxing ring, you need to come back over here and defend or vacate.”

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You can understand Ferguson’s frustrations on this whole situation, as McGregor has never defended a title in the UFC.

McGregor should understand his situation, as he too was an interim champion before defeating Jose Aldo to become the undisputed featherweight king.

Then again, Ferguson’s claims could fall on deaf ears should the 24-year-old Lee pick up the win at UFC 216.

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