Tony Ferguson taunts Conor McGregor: ‘This is a man’s sport’

February 22, 2017 11:40 am by Evan Bell
Tony Ferguson and Conor McGregor

Since winning the UFC lightweight championship in November of 2016 by knocking out Eddie Alvarez in the second round of their highly anticipated UFC 205 headlining fight, Conor McGregor has been repeatedly called out by both Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson.

While McGregor is of course sidelined through May due to the upcoming birth of his firstborn son, talks of a potential Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather superfight have continued to surface, leading many, including Tony Ferguson, to believe that McGregor is on his way out from the UFC.

Conor McGregor

He spoke to Jay & Dan on Fox Sports:

“It’s a marathon, not a sprint. And the difference is a lot of people that float up to the top really quick, they just keep floating and they go away. That’s what I see Conor doing, he’s on his way out. He’s using Mayweather as an excuse to come out of the woodwork but this is a real man’s sport and if he wants to go into boxing and get his ass kicked over there then that’s up to him,”

“It’s a marathon, not a sprint. And the difference is a lot of people that float up to the top really quick, they just keep floating and they go away. That’s what I see Conor doing, he’s on his way out. He’s using Mayweather as an excuse to come out of the woodwork but this is a real man’s sport and if he wants to go into boxing and get his ass kicked over there then that’s up to him.”

“You have to respect him. He has a 24 win streak but it’s a padded record. I see it all the time. As far as his conditioning goes, he’s got two rounds in him.

“I’ve been going four rounds, five rounds. Mexico City we were supposed to fight at elevation – I was ready to go another 10. I was ready to go,”

Tony Ferguson bloody

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 2/22/2017.


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