Former interim UFC Lightweight champion Tony Ferguson will be back in action against Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis on October 6 at UFC 229 scheduled to take place in T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
When Tony enters the cage to fight Pettis, he won’t be able to fight for any title, as he blew his chances away when he injured his knee prior to his scheduled fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 223 in April.
However, going into UFC 229, he held a media day with reporters and he went all in during his media scrum.
Ferguson railed angrily at reporters, the UFC, the Mexican-American community, McGregor and Nurmagomedov and even doctors who doubted he could return swiftly from injury.
“It’s been five months since my injury,” Ferguson said Tuesday at a media day at the UFC Performance Institute. “It took a long f*cking time for me to be here. They took my belt, they took a bunch of zeroes from my pay check. How do you think I f*cking feel? It’s all fun and games, right?”
“I’m the f*cking champ,” Ferguson said. “See this gold right here. I didn’t lose my belt. They took it from me. The one thing they didn’t take is my smile. So after my surgery, I made a conscious decision to not want anybody else’s help that didn’t want to help me. So yeah, I’ve got a little chip on my shoulder. It’s still there. It f*cking weighs a lot. But in this whole entire process, I gained so much more than you guys would ever imagine.”
“Double knockout,” Ferguson said. “I’m gonna keep saying it this whole entire time. I hope these bitches knock each other out. They took enough shit, f*ck it. I hope they deal with what they gotta deal with and squash this shit. This is a man’s sport. We’re trying to clean this shit up, yet you got these two knuckleheads going out there and making an ass out of themselves. So, whatever. You want me to cut a promo? You’re talking to the wrong guy. Talk to these guys.”
Tony Ferguson also pointed out that he will fight the winner of McGregor vs Ferguson as it states in his contract.
“It’s in my contract,” Ferguson said. “So all these mother fuckers out there on TMZ saying they’re next. Nah, I’m next. But I’m the first. And I’m the last, too.”