Dana White introduced some substantial news for UFC 254 before these days, but it did not entail former interim lightweight title holder Tony Ferguson.
Alternatively the brash UFC manager verified that the marketing had arrive to phrases with coveted cost-free agent Michael Chandler, who will now serve as the back-up for October’s Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje lightweight title battle.
Whilst the information of Chandler’s signing was undoubtedly remarkable, lots of struggle supporters were being however remaining pondering what had happened to Tony Ferguson.
‘El Cucuy’ was originally slated to contend at UFC 254 against fellow previous interim lightweight winner Dustin Poirier. Nevertheless, just after negotiations amongst ‘The Diamond’ and UFC officials went south, many assumed that Ferguson would possibly get a new opponent or be offered again-up standing for Khabib vs. Gaethje.
Regrettably Tony Ferguson will no extended be a section of October’s UFC 254 pay-for every-perspective occasion. UFC President Dana White uncovered that ‘El Cucuy’ and his group went tranquil on the marketing after the Dustin Poirier fight fell by way of.
“They went silent on us,” White told TSN’s Aaron Bronsteter. “We couldn’t get a battle completed.”
The UFC President has been adamant that if athletes are not intrigued in battle offers the advertising will just go on to anything new.
“When I simply call you and you want to combat (then) combat,” Dana White stated. “If you really do not, no trouble. I’m not pushing any one to fight. … You do not want to battle? We transfer on, and we make other fights.”
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This report initial appeared on BJPENN.com on September 18, 2020