Tony Ferguson Responds to Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s Viral Reaction to His Brutal UFC 274 Knockout

Published 05/13/2022, 7:17 AM EDT

UFC 274 marked the return of lightweight fighter Tony Ferguson. Once on a 12-fight win streak, Ferguson now was looking to get back to winning ways. Unfortunately, though, Ferguson got knocked out by Michael Chandler in the second round. While what may have been a tough night for Ferguson, attention from a renowned actor left Ferguson happy and he took to Twitter to mention it.

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Ferguson uploaded a video of WWE superstar turned actor Dwayne Johnson. Johnson, in the video, can be seen watching the fight between Ferguson and Chandler. In the video, Johnson said. “Let me tell you something, you can feel the electricity and the mana through the TV. By the way, just imagine how it is in this arena. Let’s fu**king go boys!”

Ferguson shared this video of the Rock and could not contain his excitement. He captioned the video saying, The Energy” knowing @TheRock watches our fights That shit gives me unparalleled confidence to get my self swole (that’s Latin for handsome) & make sure that shit don’t happen again. I’ll be ready Great 1st round, but all rounds need to be great- Champ -CSO-“

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While Ferguson shared this video with utter excitement, of late, ‘El Cucuy’ has been in a mood to call out people. Recently, Ferguson locked horns with a former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion.

Tony Ferguson takes a shot at Daniel Cormier.

Tony Ferguson has always spoken his mind. The lightweight fighter recently had a confrontation with former UFC two-division champion, Daniel Cormier.

The tussle began when Ferguson took a shot at Khabib Nurmagomedov. Ferguson said, his teammate and friend Daniel Cormier did not like this shot taken at Nurmagomedov. Further, Ferguson also said that Daniel Cormier and Joe Rogan will talk s**t about him when he goes out there to fight.

After his fight at UFC 274, Ferguson took to his Twitter to mention how Daniel Cormier should have been stripped of his title. Sharing a video, Ferguson said, “How Not to Make Weight Ladies & Gentlemen. Shoulda Stripped Em’ Like They Did @CharlesDoBronxs Shout Out To All Those Doin’ It Right & Keepin’ The Sport Clean – Champ -CSO- # CuttingWeight Feeling Great @espnmma”

Cormier responded to this tweet made by Ferguson. ‘DC’ said, “Tony please stop. Go and sit back for a little, tuck your head in a hole somewhere. Regroup man , recover spend some time with your family. Like just please stop! I plead with you. It is not a good look. Like you’re making me sad.”

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Tony Ferguson has had similar run-ins in the past too. During the media lunch at UFC 216, Ferguson and Fabricio Werdum sat the same table. While giving an interview, Werdum interrupted Ferguson. What followed from there was utter chaos. Ferguson and Werdum started arguing in multiple languages.

Whether you could understand what was being spoken, simply upon seeing it, one could say it was bad. The duo had to be separated from each other. Werdum shares the same manager as Khabib Nurmagomedov, who is an arch-rival of Tony Ferguson.

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After suffering a loss at UFC 274, Ferguson will take some time to heal. Upon his return to the octagon, Ferguson will look to rediscover the same form that once led him to a 12-fight win streak and placed him among some of the most elite lightweights in the world.

Fans of Tony Ferguson will wait with anticipation for his return. Let us know your thoughts on this saga in the comments down below.

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Varun Bhat

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Varun Anand Bhat is an MMA writer at EssentiallySports. Not only does he train in MMA but he is also a certified judge, which gives him valuable insight while writing content. The fight between Conor Mcgregor & Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 was responsible for making him interested in the sport of MMA.

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