Michael Chandler has responded to Tony Ferguson after ‘El Cucuy’ accused him of delaying a upcoming ass whooping.
Ferguson (25-6 MMA), the promotions former interim lightweight title holder, has not competed since suffering a lopsided decision loss to Beneil Dariush at May’s UFC 262 event.
That setback marked Tony’s third in a row and had many pundits calling for his retirement. The 37-year-old quickly dispelled any notions of hanging up his gloves and has since began campaigning for fights with Michael Chandler and Conor McGregor.
“It ain’t over yet Mcgavin’… The way I see it… We’ve only just begun.” – Ferguson said following UFC 262, quoting a line from the comedy film Happy Gilmore. “Retire & give these MF’s a break!? No, I don’t think so. Not on my watch… Now I’m pissed.”
In his latest online effort, Tony Ferguson accused Michael Chandler of delaying his deserved ass whooping.
“There’s My Bitch!!! @MikeChandlerMMA The Brass @danawhite @ufc Relayed Your Message Saying You Would Be Ready For Me April/June. Looks Like Your Trying To Delay That Ass-Whoopin’ I Owe Ya For Cutting In Line Kid- It’s Wrestling Season MF, Man Up- Champ” – Ferguson posted on Twitter.
It did not take long for ‘El Cucuy’ to receive a response from the former Bellator champion, as Michael Chandler quickly fired back with the following words of warning.
Oh Tony. There’s only a handful of guys in this game I truly respect…you’re one of them. Only because of your tenure, not your stature or your current presence in the division. I’ll beat you from bell to bell. Pray for a merciful ref. We shall see if this fight happens.
— Michael Chandler (@MikeChandlerMMA) January 1, 2022
“Oh Tony. There’s only a handful of guys in this game I truly respect…you’re one of them. Only because of your tenure, not your stature or your current presence in the division. I’ll beat you from bell to bell. Pray for a merciful ref. We shall see if this fight happens.”
Michael Chandler (22-7 MMA) most recently competed at November’s UFC 268 event, where he suffered his second straight defeat to Justin Gaethje.
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