A very-predicted Lightweight bout amongst previous interim champions Tony Ferguson and Dustin Poirier was teased to take put at UFC 254 on Oct. 24, 2020 in Abu Dhabi. But just after agreement negotiations went south in between UFC and “The Diamond,” the battle went up in smoke.
According to Ferguson, a struggle from Chandler was provided but it was hardly ever finalized, either. To hear “El Cucuy” crack it down, it appears the marketing was prepared to spend the previous Bellator MMA 155-pound winner more than the two recognized UFC veterans.
Anything that clearly didn’t sit far too nicely with him.
“Now you are likely to provide in a new dude who I have no clue who this dude is,” he claimed on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show by means of MMA Battling. “From a promoting standpoint, dude has much less than 100k on Twitter. You are likely to test him much more notoriety by throwing him towards me and throwing him on the Khabib card. I get it. But don’t pay him additional than us. He has zero time in the UFC.”
Soon after shedding to Justin Gaethje at UFC 249, not only did “El Cucuy” dropped out on the possibility to acquire the interim title once more, but his a lot-ideal chance to experience Khabib Nurmagomedov. Immediately after 5 preceding failed makes an attempt, UFC president Dana White has not ruled out striving to reserve it once again. But it is not missing on Ferguson that he has to get the job done his way to it.
And he does not treatment who he fights, Nick Diaz provided.
“Everybody would like me to combat Khabib, ideal?” Ferguson reported. “Yeah, But I have acquired to receive my appropriate again. Alright, awesome. Who’s it heading to be? It is going to be Dustin? Or is it likely to be Chandler? I never give a f*ck.
“I reported it was a event. Now you are incorporating in people today. Alright, cool. Listed here we go once again. These days marks the celebration, proper? Yeah, Khabib and McGregor. F*ck them. That would not have transpired unless of course they stripped my belt. So, f*ck you. Fork out me as a substitute of this (expletive) clown.”
Despite his resentment toward UFC relating to the disparity in fighter pay out, Ferguson claims he has very little personalized towards Chandler, but he is not about to allow anyone experience off his identify.
“Like I mentioned, Chandler I ain’t received nothing versus you, and Dustin I ain’t received practically nothing against you, but I ain’t hoping to enable anybody no extra. Justin Gaethje, you’re [expletive] welcome you have a belt, son,” he claimed.
“I warranty, I’m going to explain to you to go get my belt, mainly because your ass is heading to get whipped, and I’m coming for it. So both you and ‘fathead’ [Nurmagomedov], this is a information for the two knuckleheads: my mat, my time.”
As it stands, UFC’s calendar year-stop pay out-per-see (PPV) card on Dec. 12 could use some assist right after dropping the Kamaru Usman vs Gilbert Burns Welterweight title struggle, so the addition of Ferguson would help.