‘Be Ready for Me April’- Tony Ferguson Roasts Michael Chandler for Delaying UFC Fight

Published 01/02/2022, 12:31 AM EST


The former interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson wrapped up 2021 on bitter terms with a loss to Beneil Dariush at UFC 262. Since then, the 37-year-old has aspired to get back to the winning column. And on Saturday ‘El Cucuy’ revealed the UFC’s plans of getting him a fight.

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A stern Ferguson took to Twitter to call out former Bellator champion and current #5 lightweight on the UFC roster Michael Chandler. This came after Chandler replied to a Tweet asking who should Conor McGregor fight upon his return with his own name.

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“There’s My Bitch!!! @MikeChandlerMMA The Brass @danawhite @ufc Relayed Your Message Saying You Would Be Ready For Me April/June. Looks Like Your Trying To Delay That Ass-Whoopin’ I Owe Ya For Cutting In Line Kid- It’s Wrestling Season MF, Man Up- Champ” Ferguson Tweeted.

Ferguson revealed the UFC’s plans to make a fight between the elite lightweights in April or June. As he observed ‘Iron’ eyeing a different bout. Notably, ‘El Cucuy’ also mentioned that he wants to take on Chandler for getting in line for the lightweight gold.

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)

On the other hand, Michael Chandler is 1-2 in his UFC career. Notably, ‘Iron’ has been unable to register a win at the premier promotion after his victorious debut against Dan Hooker.

Currently, he is on a two-fight losing skid against Charles Oliveira and Justin Gaethje. The former Bellator champion is 22-7 in his professional MMA career.

Rafael dos Anjos calls out Tony Ferguson as Michael Chandler eyes a different fight

After Ferguson and Chandler’s verbal spat, Rafael dos Anjos took the chance to call out Tony Ferguson. ‘RDA’ took to Twitter to call out ‘El Cucuy’, while his future opponent aspires to fight the ‘Notorious’ Conor McGregor.

“@TonyFergusonXT do you have plans for February 19? I gave @ufc green light on my end.” Rafael dos Anjos Tweeted.

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Anjos is currently the #6 lightweight on the roster, the Brazilian last fought in 2020 at UFC Fight Night 182, where he defeated Paul Felder via a split decision. The 37-year-old is currently 30-13 in his MMA career.

At present, Ferguson is on a 3 fight losing streak ever since he lost to Justin Gaethje back in May 2020 and then Charles Oliveira and Beneil Dariush. At present, the 37-year-old is 25-6 in his professional MMA career.

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Aashish Kumar

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Aashish Kumar is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate in Journalism & Mass Communication, this Israel Adesanya fan has interned at reputed media houses and gained valuable reporting experience. Building on that experience, Aashish will look to tap into his love for combat sports and let fans benefit from his passion and journalistic expertise.

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