Conor McGregor sends warning to Tony Ferguson after El Cucuy weighs in for cancelled fight
Conor McGregor has vowed to beat Tony Ferguson to a pulp, nearly three years after he was on course to face ‘El Cucuy’. The pair were seemingly destined to meet each other in 2018 after Ferguson claimed the interim lightweight title with a submission victory over Kevin Lee at UFC 216 in October 2017.
McGregor, who at the time was the undisputed lightweight champion, entertained the match-up by calling out Ferguson on Instagram.
The pair’s eagerly-anticipated meeting, however, never came to fruition as McGregor stayed on the sidelines until October 2018.
Both men have traded verbal jabs in the media over the last two years, with Ferguson recently accusing McGregor of being ‘retired’.
McGregor initially refrained from responding to the Ultimate Fighter season 13 winner, although he did take aim at the Californian on Friday night after seeing him weigh-in for his cancelled UFC 249 showdown with Justin Gaethje.
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You will be beat to the absolute nucleus pulposus when I get you, kid
Conor McGregor’s message to Tony Ferguson
Alongside a picture of a selfie Ferguson took of after his mock weigh-in, McGregor tweeted: “Hahahahah.
“You will be beat to the absolute nucleus pulposus when I get you, kid.”
McGregor proceeded that vow by appearing to mock Khabib Nurmagomedov for withdrawing from his long-awaited meeting with ‘El Cucuy’, which he was forced to pull out of due to coronavirus travel restrictions imposed by his native Russia.
He tweeted: “Congrats on an excellent victory @TonyFergusonXT!! Now let’s have the other guy on the scale please.”
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The chances of McGregor and Ferguson locking horns with one another anytime soon are very slim as the latter is on course to face Gaethje in May.
McGregor, however, is eager to face the TUF alumni, who of course used to be his stablemate at Paradigm Sports Management.
“I’d like to face Tony Ferguson,” McGregor said at the UFC 246 media day in January. “I’ve had a history with Tony, right? We managed Tony [at Paradigm].
“He was well looked after. We had him one of the highest-paid non-champion in the game.
“There’s history with Tony. So, I’d like a bout with Tony at some stage.”
McGregor, 31, was last in action in January in the main event of UFC 246, where he locked horns with fellow fan favourite Donald Cerrone in a welterweight matchup.
The Irishman’s first outing in 15 months didn’t last long, though, as he decimated ‘Cowboy’ in 40 seconds to pick up his first victory in over three years.
McGregor is hoping to return to his active ways in 2020, setting his sights on two more Octagon appearances this year.
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