“Somebody Was F**King Lying” – Tony Ferguson on Why the Michael Chandler Fight Fell Through

Published 12/10/2020, 4:30 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NV – OCTOBER 06: Tony Ferguson smiles during his fight against Anthony Pettis at UFC 229 at the T-Mobile Arena on Saturday, October 6, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Hans Gutknecht/Digital First Media/Los Angeles Daily News via Getty Images)

Tony Ferguson will be on the UFC 256 fight card, but he will stand opposite Charles Oliveira instead of the original plan of fighting Michael Chandler. During a press conference interview ahead of UFC 256, Tony Ferguson got a little heated when an interviewer asked him why he didn’t want to fight Chandler but accepted the fight against Oliveira.

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Cutting him off, Ferguson said, “Whoa, Whoa, Whoa … Motherf**ker … Check this out. UFC said that Chandler had a fight and then Chandler said that he didn’t have a fight. Somewhere along the lines, somebody was f**king lying. I’m sitting here telling you to get your f**king facts straight. You’re asking the wrong question. You’re asking other people. Oliveira is the only game opponent that wanted to fight. Chandler doesn’t want to fight and Poirier doesn’t want to fight.”

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO – NOVEMBER 05: Tony Ferguson of the United States raises his hand after facing Rafael Dos Anjos of Brazil in their lightweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Arena Ciudad de Mexico on November 5, 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Ever since signing with the UFC, Chandler has had his name tossed around. However, none of the fights have come to fruition. Chandler vs Ferguson seemed likely, but UFC fans may have to wait a while to see the duo fight each other.

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Tony Ferguson will fight at UFC 256

Ferguson called Chandler out for a fight at UFC 256. However, Chandler was booked as the backup at the UFC 254 main event. Therefore, cutting weight twice in two months wasn’t the safest of decisions, and ‘El Cucuy’ agreed to fight ‘Do Bronx’.

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – MAY 09: Tony Ferguson of the United States prepares to fight Justin Gaethje of the United States prior to their Interim lightweight title fight during UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 09, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)

Ferguson is now set to take on Charles Oliveira at UFC 256 at the co-main event that will precede a flyweight title clash between Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno. With a lot of controversy surrounding this touchy subject, what are your predictions for the clash between Ferguson and Oliveira?

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Do you see Ferguson ending the year with an unprecedented two consecutive defeats?

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