Tony Ferguson is now all set to make his return to the octagon against Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis at UFC 229. Their fight will apparently serve as the co-main event to the mega-match between the UFC lightweight champion Khabib “The Eagle” Nurmagomedov and former champion “The Notorious” Conor McGregor. While the spotlight has been hogged by the animosity between the main-eventers, there is apparently also plenty of bad blood between “El Cucuy” and Pettis.
Ferguson recently took to Instagram to call-out Pettis. He recalled an incident that occured at UFC 181, where Pettis had allegedly disrespected Ferguson and his team and the former UFC interim lightweight champion has been hungry for revenge ever since. Here’s what he wrote on Instagram:
“Technical Fall” … @showtimepettis Your Team Tried To Dog My Squad In The Stands At UFC 181 & My Coach At The Time Told Me, Dont Worry About Him… “You Cant Big League A Big Leaguer”. I Told You I’d See You Soon Kid, Now Your Gonna Have To Answer To Me Toe-2-Toe Vato. I’ll Accept A Public Apology Before The Fight If You Want To Squash It & Fight Like Gentlemen. Either Way I’m Bringing The Pain, So I’ll See You Soon Hombre. Shhhhh Be Good Pretty Boy 🤫 Tienes Suerte No Es #ufc229 👊🕶 Shoutout To The Good Coaches & Trainers Out There Making A Difference, Happy Training- Champ 🕴🇺🇸🏆🇲🇽 Time -2- #snapintuit SnapJitsu™️ @ufc @danawhite
Below is the post by Tony Ferguson: