Tony Ferguson squared off with Justin Gaethje for the UFC’s interim light-weight title yesterday night in Jacksonville, Florida.
The extremely anticipated bout served as the primary occasion of UFC 249, the promotions first struggle card since March’s ‘UFC Struggle Evening’ occasion in Brazil.
Regardless of being on a three-fight successful streak, with all of these victories coming by the use of first spherical knockout, Justin Gaethje was labelled the underdog for his struggle with Tony Ferguson. That was in fact attributable to the truth that ‘El Cucuy’ entered UFC 249 on a twelve-fight win streak.
In opposition to the chances ‘The Spotlight’ was in a position to ship the best efficiency of his profession final night time in Jacksonville. Gaethje landed a plethora of great strikes on Ferguson earlier than the bout was in the end waved off by the referee in spherical 5.
As seen within the images under (the latter courtesy of @MMAgonewild on Twitter), Tony Ferguson took a ton of facial injury in his struggle with Justin Gaethje.
Earlier than UFC 249:
“❄️Cool🏃Runnings❄️” Thanks🙏Lloyd 🦁 For Taking Care Of Enterprise Hermano 💯 Champ Shit Solely™️ @ballengeegroup TeamworkMakesTheDreamWork # KissMyLuckyEgg 🥚 Ninja🥋Standing 💪🕶 -CSO- 🇺🇸🏆🇲🇽 #ufc249 #HereWeGo pic.twitter.com/4sxr3SDcdH
— Tony Ferguson (@TonyFergusonXT) Could 5, 2020
After UFC 249:
The person had completely nothing to realize from taking this struggle, however the whole lot to lose. Longest win streak in probably the most aggressive division within the UFC, by no means had a boring struggle. Sacrificing his physique with reckless abandonment towards each opponent. By no means received a title shot. Warrior. pic.twitter.com/VlL9AdI67u
— MMA Gone Wild 🅙 (@MMAgonewild) Could 10, 2020
It was later revealed by UFC President Dana White that Tony Ferguson had suffered an orbital fracture in final night time’s predominant occasion.
‘El Cucuy’ shared his ideas on the loss to Justin Gaethje throughout his UFC 249 post-fight interview with Joe Rogan.
“Man it’s been an extended f*cking camp, I’ll be actual. We’ve been getting ready since November. Clearly the 18th didn’t fall by with Khabib. Clearly Justin (Gaethje) was the one one who wished to signal on the dotted line. Only a lengthy camp and the weigh minimize had nothing to do with it.”
Tony Ferguson continued:
”Justin Gaethje is a tricky son of a bitch. I’ll be actual. I ready for Khabib, not a lot of a striker, however sh*t occurs man what are you able to do? I’d have a lot somewhat received completed than have any person stepping in.”
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This text first appeared on BJPENN.com on Could 10, 2020