Tony Ferguson was recently told by Khabib Nurmagomedov that he had missed out on a chance when the bout for the Interim Lightweight Title was set up between Dustin Poirier and UFC Featherweight Champion Max Holloway.
Just when it appeared that Tony Ferguson had no plans for his next fight — unless it was to wait for the return of Khabib Nurmagomedov, the fighter has picked a fight on Twitter with the Notorious One.
“No Sauce Mcnuggets” @TheNotoriousMMA Just A Replica Of A Former Self He Used To Be. I’ve Got A Solid Right Hand To Test That Chin Of His. How Sweet It Is, -Tiramisu Tuesday pic.twitter.com/KGnJHeExsc
— Tony Ferguson (@TonyFergusonXT) February 26, 2019
In his first tweet, Tony Ferguson called out Conor McGregor for only being a ‘replica of a former self’. He said that he would test his ‘solid gold’ had on the chin of ‘No sauce McNuggets’.
If we have the ability to go back, Tony. Then we have the ability to go forward again!
I wish you well and am praying for you as a fellow colleague.
Respect to my Paradigm familia.
Yours sincerely, Burger King. https://t.co/71YwROhTbo
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) February 26, 2019
Conor McGregor is not someone who takes things laying back, and his answer showed that. He said that they have the ability to go back and forth, but he wished him well as a colleague, and then addressed himself as ‘Burger King’.
You’re More Like A Dairy Queen Ya Phony… CSO Of Champ Shit Only – Thee Champ pic.twitter.com/2MUmlR6lcD
— Tony Ferguson (@TonyFergusonXT) February 27, 2019
While McGregor did not seem too interested in a fight with Ferguson, Ferguson was not letting up. He called Conor McGregor a Dairy Queen and called him a phony.
The two seem to be exchanging barbs, and while there are rumours of a McGregor – Nurmagomedov rematch, there could also be a fight between Ferguson and McGregor before Khabib returns from suspension.