Tony Ferguson Details Trouble With Insurance Bills After Suffering Devastating Loss Against Justin Gaethje

Published 04/14/2021, 12:41 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 06: Tony Ferguson interacts with media during the UFC 249 press conference at T-Mobile Arena on March 06, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)


Tony Ferguson, the former Lightweight champion, is about to meet Beneil Dariush at UFC 262. The fight is very crucial for both the Lightweights as Dariush is inching closer to get a crack at the belt. On the other hand, ‘El Cucuy’ needs a desperate win after his two back-to-back defeats in his last couple of fights. He lost to Charles Oliveira and Justin Gaethje, the loss to Gaethje was a brutal one.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Ferguson was dominated and beaten until the referee Herb Den mercifully stopped the fight while Ferguson was still on his feet. After the battle, ‘El Cucuy’ was immediately referred to a hospital where he was supposed to have surgery. Ferguson shared the aftermath at the hospital in a conversation with Kacper Rosolowski and Denis Shkuratov from Submission Radio.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

He tell “I just barely got the insurance bill paid for my fight over in Jacksonville. I’m not even trying to b*tch about it. And I sent my bill back and forth over and over and over again.” Ferguson was not confident about UFC paying his medical bills because of a delay in the proceeding.

Tony Ferguson says, “I’m bleeding everywhere else and getting my bones crushed and all this other sh*t, and sitting in the hospital where my wife is crying her ass off, and we’re trying to figure out if I’m going to have that surgery or not, and my fu*c*ing bill won’t get paid? No, we’ve got issues now”.

Tony Ferguson reveals that the UFC finally paid his bills

‘El Cucuy’ is certainly unhappy with the situation that he had to face while sitting in the hospital. The organization is supposed to cover the medical bill of a fighter after his or her fight. In this case, Ferguson suffered a lot of injuries and needed quick surgery, but the hindrance offered by the UFC staff left him disoriented.

Later Ferguson took charge in his own hands and called the UFC officials himself. Finally, his medical bills were taken care of by the UFC, Ferguson said, “The UFC, when they took care of my stuff, I haven’t had a bill since then. But it takes communication, and instead of me being all whiney about it, I f**king did what? I made the phone call, I texted, I was open about it. I handled it like a professional and handled it very well”.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

The situation occurred due to a lack of direct communication between the two parties. Now the former champion looks satisfied as his bills got covered by the organization, but he still couldn’t forget the delay made by the UFC.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

Saurabh Singh

215 articles

Saurabh Singh Laledia is an MMA enthusiast who works as a UFC writer for EssentiallySports. His passion for the UFC infused with his knowledge of various fight styles such as Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu motivated him to pursue a career in combat sports journalism, as it would be where he could exhibit his expert views and unbiased opinions whilst keeping the fan’s perspective alive. He started watching the sport at UFC 53 in 2005 when ‘The Ace’ Rich Franklin beat Evan Turner to claim the belt and has traced the journey of the middleweight title right from 'The Spider' to 'The Last Stylebender'.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

essentiallysports's Stories