Tony Ferguson blasts ‘coward’ Conor McGregor for not having ‘the balls to combat a prime contender’ after he picked Dustin Poirier for his UFC comeback… as he manufacturers the ‘washed up’ Irishman a ‘leprechaun’ in Twitter rant
- Tony Ferguson has blasted Conor McGregor for being a ‘coward’ on Twitter
- Ferguson has accused the Irishman of dodging a combat with a ‘prime contender’
- McGregor is lined up for a comeback combat towards Dustin Poirier in January
The previous interim champion has been very vocal on social media as of late after he used his platform to name out Michael Chandler as he appears able to take to the octagon as soon as once more.
Nonetheless, simply days after calling out Chandler, Ferguson has moved on to blasting McGregor and claims that ‘Infamous’ is dodging a combat with finest fighters the UFC at present has to supply.
Tony Ferguson (left) has taken goal at Conor McGregor (proper) for being a ‘coward’ on Twitter
Ferguson took to Twitter to label McGregor as a ‘duplicate’ and a ‘coward’ for dodging fights
McGregor is ready to make a sensational return to the UFC in January to face Dustin Poirier, with the combat provisionally pencilled in for UFC 257 in Abu Dhabi.
And whereas the contracts are all however signed, Ferguson has accused McGregor of being a coward.
‘No balls to combat a prime contender,’ Ferguson wrote. ‘@TheNotoriousMMA you’re washed up laddy. It’s improper TUF 13 Bish’ champ s*** solely you’ll all the time be a duplicate, coward. Congrats on the success #TheItalianJob See you quickly Leprechaun. -Champ.’
Some followers have taken concern with Ferguson’s call-out contemplating Poirier is at present ranked increased than him.
McGregor confirmed he’ll face Dustin Poirier (R) subsequent, who’s ranked increased than Ferguson
Rafael dos Anjos has additionally referred to as out McGregor, saying that it’s now ‘the combat to make’
Others have identified that ‘El Cucuy’ was referring to McGregor accepting a combat with Rafael dos Anjos, who referred to as out the Irishman after beating Paul Felder at UFC Vegas 14 on Sunday night time.
And whereas the 36-year-old’s cryptic tweet did not set up who he was referring to, it’s clear that the American desires to be subsequent on the checklist to combat the Dublin-born light-weight.
For now, a combat with Chandler appears to be on the playing cards for Ferguson in December at UFC 256 as he appears to bounce again from his defeat to Justin Gaethje in Could.
For McGregor, a combat with Poirier is subsequent on the agenda whereas a ‘throwback’ bout with dos Anjos might be on the playing cards.
Some followers took concern with Ferguson’s call-out contemplating Poirier is ranked increased than him
Others identified Ferguson could also be referring to McGregor accepting a combat with dos Anjos
The pair had been set to face one another in 2016, however dos Anjos withdrew from the combat after breaking his foot, with Nate Diaz stepping in to switch him.
Diaz managed to get the higher of McGregor as he secured a shock victory earlier than the Irishman exacted revenge of their blockbuster rematch.
Final month UFC’s light-weight champion and No 1 pound-for-pound fighter Nurmagomedov retired from the game after defeating Justin Gaethje at UFC 254.
UFC president Dana White is, nevertheless, assured that Nurmagomedov will return for at the very least another combat and has refused to strip him of the title.