“Couldn’t Finish Me”- Tony Ferguson Taunts Charles Oliveira after Oliveria’s UFC 269 Victory

Published 12/12/2021, 12:22 PM EST
LAS VEGAS, NV – OCTOBER 06: Tony Ferguson looks on while competing against Anthony Pettis in their lightweight bout during the UFC 229 event inside T-Mobile Arena on October 6, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)


This year’s final UFC Pay-per-view, UFC 269 ended with Charles Oliveira defeating Dustin Poirier. Poirier dominated the first round. However, the 32-year-old Brazilian dominated the second and third rounds and ended the match with a standing rear-naked choke.

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Consequently, many fighters gave their reactions to the fight. In addition to praises for a beautiful victory, Charles Oliveira also received a taunt from a former foe. The fighter is none other than 37-year-old Tony Ferguson.

‘El Cucuy’ shared a tweet targeted at Oliviera stating, “Couldn’t Finish Me @CharlesDoBronxs Line Em’ Up -CSO-#GoodWorkKid #SeeYouSoon @joerogan @ufc @danawhite”

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Fans quickly jumped in the comments to point out that Charles dominated him for the entire 3 rounds they fought. Charles and Tony fought at the UFC 256 event in 2020.

Tony Ferguson’s reaction after his loss to Charles Oliveira at UFC 256

Tony went on ‘Instagram Live ‘ to display his reaction after the defeat. He shared, “We’re not gonna waste any energy here, and you guys shouldn’t either in Jiu-Jitsu matches, Just be patient and wait for the opportunity for him to advance and get so lazy that in the third round he doesn’t even advance to mount anymore.”

Tony even went on to call Charles, mentally broken. He said, “What he does is he stays controlled into side position looking for something completely different, a different move because he was mentally broken in the first round.”

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People also speculated that UFC might remove him from the organization. To this, the American lightweight replied, “So a question for John McCarthy and The Punk, no I’m not getting f*cking cut, Josh, come on dog, you got your a*s kicked. Don’t start that sh*t. The fans love me. They want to see me fight again. And I love you guys too.”

Tony is currently on a three-fight losing streak and is looking for a worthy opponent. Ferguson is very interested in fighting Khabib Nurmagomedov as he keeps on calling out the former champ numerously on Twitter.

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WATCH THIS STORY- Event Recap: Best Fights From UFC 269: Charles Oliveira vs. Dustin Poirier

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Siddharth Negi

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Siddharth Negi is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. This English graduate, who has been following MMA and the culture surrounding the sport for almost four years, elected to fuse his degree and interest to provide fans with the background information beyond the fights. Negi believes that combining his vast knowledge and curiosity for every little fact of the sport with his love for language can bring a change to the reader’s point of view.

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