Former two-weight UFC champion, Conor McGregor has questioned how many more bridges former interim lightweight champion, Tony Ferguson intends to burn, after the latter compared UFC president, Dana White and promotional officials to “drug dealers” as he unleashed a tirade regarding fight pay and questionable tactics employed by the organization.
Ferguson, who features on the main card of UFC 274 this weekend in Phoenix, Arizona – attempts to secure his first professional victory since 2019, as he meets former title challenger, Michael Chandler at the Footprint Center.
During his media availability earlier this week ahead of his long-awaited Octagon return, Ferguson alluded to some questionable tactics used by the promotion resulting in his year layoff from active competition, as well as comparing White to a “drug dealer” as he limited Ferguson and other fighter’s ability to make money, and pursue other sporting ventures, with the former speaking about his wished to play professional baseball, box, and wrestle professionally.
Conor McGregor previously shared the same representation as Tony Ferguson
Reacting to Ferguson’s tirade aimed at White and the promotion, Conor McGregor, who was once a stablemate of the Oxnard veteran under the banner of the Audie Attar-led, Paradigm Sports Management – claimed that maybe Ferguson himself was the problem rather than White or the organization in a now-deleted tweet.
“Tony Ferguson, who changes representation around 4 times a year, is saying it’s someone else (sic) fault he is in the position he is in,” Conor McGregor tweeted. “How many bridges do you brun before you look yourself in the mirror and say “maybe it’s me that’s the issue”. God bless you pal, I’ll say a prayer.”
Suffering defeat in his two most recent Octagon outings, McGregor most recently headlined uFC 264 back in July of last year against another former interim lightweight titleholder, Dustin Poirier – fracturing his left tibia in the opening round, resulting in a doctor’s stoppage TKO defeat.
McGregor has been linked with potential Octagon comebacks against the likes of the above mentioned, Ferguson, and Chandler during his sidelining – as well as a lightweight title fight – with that championship up for grabs this weekend at UFC 274 as Charles Oliveira defends against Justin Gaethje.