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Anthony Armand “Tony” Ferguson is an American professional mixed martial artist, born in Oxnard, California, in 1984. He competes in the lightweight division of UFC.

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4 Jul, 2018

Nurmagomedov fight to go to Ferguson if McGregor misses deadline

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According to MMA Team Dagestan, who first broke the news of the fight negotiations, McGregor is in danger of losing the Nurmagomedov bout to Ferguson.

BREAKING; If the negotiations on the fight @TeamKhabib vs. @TheNotoriousMMA will not be achieved, then next week @UFC announces fight @TeamKhabib vs. @TonyFergusonXT. #UFC229 October 6.

27 Jan, 2018

White: McGregor will face Ferguson or Nurmagomedov, not Diaz

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White says McGreogr will not fight Diaz for his comeback fight, and that he will likely fight Ferguson or Nurmagomedov.

I think people would rather see Conor come back and either fight Tony [Ferguson] or Khabib [Nurmagomedov]. Whoever wins — and the Nate Diaz fight isn’t going anywhere. We can do that thing any time.

22 Jan, 2018

Ferguson: McGregor turned down fight

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Speaking on The MMA Hour, Ferguson says McGregor turned down a fight with him before he was offered his upcoming UFC 223 showdown with Khabib Nurmagomedov.

As far as what they told me in the contract, that’s what they were telling me. They were saying, ‘Look, you’re fighting for the undisputed title.’ That was after they told me I was going to fight Conor McGregor and then just a whole bunch of s*** went down and I was like, you know what, I just got to deal with this. What happened was they offered me a fight with a fighter who didn’t want to fight…I don’t know if it was a contract issue or what it was, the dude doesn’t seem interested to defend his belt against the number one and defending interim lightweight champion. Now I’m the champion because he didn’t want to defend it. Defend or vacate so my campaign actually worked.

The MMA Hour: Episode 418 (w/ DC, Sonnen, Ferguson, Rory, Joanna, more)

10 Dec, 2017

Ferguson wants title unification fight vs. McGregor in early 2018

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Ferguson says he wants a title unification bout against McGregor in the first quarter of 2018.

So I Asked Doc If He Could Make My Elbows Any More Sharper ?? Well… w/ A Wink & A Nod It Was Done!!! T’Was A Very Minor Surgery & Now Getting Ready To Unify My Belt W/ McNuggets @thenotoriousmma In The 1st 1/4 Of The Year (March – April) As Recovery Is Going Great!!! #DefendorVacate MF’er???…I Look Forward To Kicking McNuggets Ass & Defending My Strap For A Decade Or Two

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5 Oct, 2017

Tony Ferguson: I’m not interested in fighting McGregor

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During the UFC 216 media day, Ferguson says he will not be joining those calling out McGregor. Ferguson, who will be headlining UFC 216 on Saturday in Las Vegas alongside Kevin Lee, as they fight for the UFC interim lightweight title, says he is not that interested in “red panty night”:

I like blue panties. He’s not gonna defend or vacate, he’s gonna have to fight me. There’s no insider information. He’s never spoken my name. I’m one of the most ruthless vatos out there. This guy, he doesn’t want a part of me. I’m not aiming at him. I don’t give two f–ks.

Ferguson says McGregor is avoiding a fight against the best in the division:

I don’t want to fight someone who doesn’t want to fight me or compete against some of the best. When you’re saying, ‘I’ll fight anybody, anytime.’ You’re f–king full of shit. For me, I’ve been fighting anybody, any time, any weight – straight up.

24 Sep, 2017

Tony Ferguson: McGregor and Diaz are pussies for not fighting

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McGregor and Diaz have both been on Ferguson’s radar ever since his proposed interim lightweight title fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov fell through. Ferguson was offered a summer bout with Diaz, but Diaz pulled out of the proposed fight, leading Ferguson to call him a ‘bitch’. Ferguson is also upset that McGregor has not come back to MMA to fight him.

Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor] are a bunch of b****es. They want to go and they want to talk – look, we can f*****g put this s**t out on video and we can make this a money fight. If you guys really wanna get gangster, let’s do that sh-t. If you want to f*****g put on money, let’s put it on paper…Nate, I will f****n’ Stockton slap the sh-t out of you, kid. You don’t f*****g know me, dude. Straight up. Same thing with Conor McGregor…You guys are a bunch of b****es, and you guys are a bunch of fakes. If you wanna’ fight while we’re here in the UFC, why don’t you come and sign on the dotted line after you get your sh-t together and defend your f*****g belt, Conor?

Submission Radio #138 Tony Ferguson, Ovince Saint Preux, Angel Hernandez, Damon Martin

9 Sep, 2017

Ferguson on possible McGregor-Diaz III: I will Stockton slap the s**t out of Nate

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Should Ferguson win the interim lightweight belt at UFC 216 against Kevin Lee, he would expect to be first to face current UFC lightweight champion McGregor, whenever McGregor decides to return to MMA. But rumors, and McGregor’s coaching staff, suggest that McGregor will complete his trilogy with Diaz when he next defends his lightweight belt. Ferguson says the UFC needs to honor his belt and make McGregor face him should he win.

I believe that they absolutely need to. If that’s my belt and he has the belt, they need to unify both belts. F**k that Nate Diaz three shit. Both those b**ches f**in – they want to try and act like they want to go and make money. Nate don’t want to fight. He’s trying to recover from a f**king hit that he took with his management and all that other things. McGregor’s gotta defend or vacate. He’s gotta defend that belt, he needs to come back. If not, there goes his legacy, there goes the UFC s**t. I mean, really, legitimately, why do we have rankings? Why do we have a belt system? Why do we have all this other stuff?

26 Aug, 2017

Kevin Lee: I’ll murder Conor McGregor…after I beat Ferguson

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Lee says he wants McGregor’s belt after he beats Tony Ferguson at UFC 216.

Tony is the toughest fighter in this division. He’s a tougher fighter than McGregor for sure…McGregor’s got zero to lose fighting Mayweather…You can call Conor the champ I guess, because he is on paper…Let’s see what he can do again a young [guy] in his prime…I’ma f**k him up, you feel me? … He knows if the folks wouldn’t break it up, I’ll kill the man. I’ll murder him.

22 Aug, 2017

Ferguson: McGregor has improved as a boxer

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Ferguson says he took the fight against Kevin Lee because he felt that winning an interim title would force the hand of the lightweight champ Conor McGregor and put him into the pole position to fight for the undisputed belt when the Irishman returns from his foray into the world of boxing after August 26th.

As far as what Conor is at, if he does ‘MayMac’ and he wins or loses it doesn’t matter, he’s going to have to defend his belt against the person that has the interim title. It’s defend or vacate. I mean that’s what makes sense to me because that’s the way the rules have always went. You have to fight the one who has the title, to unify the titles. If I’m going to have an interim title, I want to fight Conor…If he wants the trilogy with Nate he has to drop the belt. He can’t hold onto the belt and do all of that other stuff. He did it for a whole entire year, you had your kid, that’s great, now let’s fight…I’ve moved on from calling him ‘McNuggets’ because his game has gotten a little bit better. His boxing has gotten better. When he throws punches he has learned to block his face a little bit better. He’s got his sh*t together as far as his hands.

16 Aug, 2017

White announces Ferguson, Lee interim lightweight title fight for UFC 216

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White announces Ferguson and Lee will square off for the UFC interim lightweight title at October’s UFC 216 event for October 7 in Las Vegas.

Kahbib’s not ready. It is what it is.

16 Jul, 2017

Ferguson: ‘I want my belt’

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Ferguson says he’s coming after McGregor’s belt.

It’ll see you later Conor. I want my belt no matter who it is.

On a potential matchup with Justin Gaethje:

If he wants his ass kicked we’ll handle that

25 Jun, 2017

Ferguson calls McGregor a ‘pussy’

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Ferguson vents his frustration at not being given a fight, with a series of posts to Twitter.

He then responds to No.10 ranked lightweight Al Iaquinta’s call out.

19 Jun, 2017

Attar: If not Diaz, Ferguson will fight Nurmagomedov in fall

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During an appearance on The MMA Hour, Attar says that if Diaz will not fight Ferguson, then he will likely fight Nurmagomedov in the fall

My assumption is that if Nate [Diaz] doesn’t sign on, it’s gonna be Khabib come this fall.

18 Jun, 2017

Ferguson: ‘I have to give homeboy credit, because that’s cool’

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Ferguson says he’s impressed by McGregor’s switch to boxing.

Conor is not going to lose anything off it because he’s taking a chance in another sport, and I have to give homeboy credit, because that’s cool. I was always a multi-sport athlete when I was younger, and this right here is dope. I would love to box. I want to go into GLORY and I want to kickbox. I don’t like sitting on the sidelines. I like to stay active. I have to say that with Conor, you have to step up your boxing skills. You’re messing with a lion in there. MMA is a completely different sport. You are a striker, son, not a boxer. This is boxing. You’re not going to be able to go in there and strike. It’s a different sport and a different animal…Win or lose, I think Conor is an athlete; I think he’s going to have it in his head that he’s not going to have to sit on the sidelines. I see it in Conor’s face, I see it in his mannerisms that he’s hungry, that’s he’s always going to want to dig to try and get the bigger, better picture. He’s made that money, so maybe he’s not trying to look after the money part. He wants to secure that legacy and he wants to go down in the books.

31 May, 2017

Ferguson to Kavanagh: ‘Maintain your lane bitch’

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Kavanagh joins criticism of Ferguson for not accepting a short notice fight with Michael Johnson after Khabib Nurmagomedov pulled out of UFC 209,

Leading to Ferguson to respond:

Trainers like you callin’ themselves coach. When all they do is ride coattails and try to claim. Maintain your lane bitch.

30 May, 2017

Ferguson to Diaz: ‘You’re delusional, I’m not in cahoots with McGregor’

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Ferguson responds to Diaz’s claims that he, McGregor and their manager, Audie Attar, were working together to book a big money fight while McGregor purses a boxing match with Floyd Mayweather. In May Diaz said:

I heard Tony’s manager talking, saying that I need to get a fire up under Conor McGregor’s ass if I want to fight him for the third time. Like, I gotta do what? You guys should fight each other, motherf-cker. You guys have the same manager. You guys are working together against me.

To which Ferguson says:

He smokes a lot of good weed, I guess, because he’s got a lot of time on his hands just to do that. The dude’s delusional, man. Obviously I’m not in cahoots with McGregor. If you think that I am, then you’re f-cking high as f-ck. Straight up, he’s smoking that wacky tobacky, because I’m not. I don’t like the dude [McGregor]…Look, this guy was the last person that fought the guy that I want to get to.

Tony Ferguson Responds to ‘Little B*tch’ Nate Diaz: ‘Act Interested’ or ‘Get The F*ck Out’

24 May, 2017

White: McGregor sent angry text message after Ferguson refused to fight

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White says that after Ferguson refused a catchweight fight against No.6 ranked lightweight Michael Johnson because it was not for a title and for a lower purse, he received a text from McGregor.

You know this shit that went on with Tony Ferguson and Khabib, right? Conor text me and said, ‘I can’t believe you’re going to f-cking pay that bum Tony Ferguson one dollar. You shouldn’t pay that guy one f-cking dime.’ He goes, ‘He was there, made weight and you lined up a fight for him – after Khabib fell out – you lined up a fight with Michael Johnson and he turned it down. F-cking bum. You shouldn’t pay him a dime’.

3 May, 2017

Diaz turned down Ferguson fight, will not fight this year

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Diaz says he turned down a fight with Ferguson, and that he will not fight this year.

I’ve seen rumors about me and my brother fighting people but we haven’t done much talking. I think [the UFC] is trying to bring us back in but all the pressure is coming from these rumors [about who we are fighting]. I plan on sitting out this year and I’m fighting nobody. [The UFC] wants me to fight Tony Ferguson,” Diaz said. “I gladly accepted that fight and then I gladly turned it down because of circumstances. I’m all about the money. If it wasn’t about the money, then what the f-ck are we doing it for?” Diaz said. “[After I turned the fight down], I was ignored.

27 Apr, 2017

Ferguson to Diaz: Stop acting like McGregor’s ‘ex-girlfriend’ and fight

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Ferguson, who hasn’t fought since summer 2016, says he wants to fight Diaz, while Diaz has said he wants a trilogy fight with McGregor.

Is [a Diaz fight] worth $60 in pay-per-view? Even one round of two Mexicans going toe-to-toe is going to have every fan around the world buying. That’s the kind of fight I want, and that’s what he wants, too, unless the money has gone to his head…He’s [all over] McGregor. He’s like a bad ex-girlfriend. You can wait for McNuggets, but we all know if you wait for that fool and he fights Mayweather and never fights again, you might never get a chance at another big-money fight besides [me]. I’m giving you a shot. If you don’t want it, perfect. If you like it, sign on the dotted line and let’s move on. You’re ranked, what? No. 8 or 9? Don’t you want to be better than that? Shit, dude, the last guy you beat [McGregor] is ranked higher than you. Don’t you want an opportunity at the belt? You’re skipping a couple names. I’m giving you an opportunity. I’m doing you a favor.

2 Apr, 2017

Nurmagomedov: Failure to make weight ‘100% my fault’

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Nurmagomedov says he is completely responsible for not making weight at UFC 209, and that he still wants to fight Ferguson.

You know I don’t remember a lot of things, to be honest. Last night [before weigh in] and I know – I am going to a hospital, I feel bad. I know that a lot of fans are upset with me about this and I agree with this guys. Because this is one of the biggest fights in Russian MMA. for me, I can make history but I am going to the hospital you know. But sometimes this happens, sometimes you can die, you know. Everybody can die, everybody can [get] sick. Now I need a couple of months. Like two or three months. After three months I come for hard training and I want to fight in September. “I think this is my fault, this is my fault. I know that [my] body don’t listen to me and I think, I know, this is my fault. How can I say that this is the coach’s fault or the diet guy’s fault? This is 100% my fault. This is my dream fight – a fight with Tony Ferguson. I know I pulled out, but he pulled out one time, too. But nobody talked when he pulled out. When I pull out – everybody talks about this. But it’s ok. Inshallah (God willing) I will come back and we’ll see what happens.