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Morning Report: Tony Ferguson trashes Conor McGregor: ‘You’re still my b*tch,’ McGregor responds

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Conor McGregor and Tony Ferguson may be laying the groundwork for a fight with one another sooner rather than later.

Earlier this week, McGregor went on a Twitter rant, reacting to the new lightweight landscape following UFC 249, and Justin Gaethje’s interim title winning performance over Tony Ferguson. Among McGregor’s comments was a criticism of both Ferguson’s performance and his overall skill in general.

Ferguson is one of the most successful fighters in UFC lightweight history, sporting a 15-2 record in the UFC and having claimed interim title gold in 2017. He was supposed to face lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 249 but the coronavirus intervened, and instead his fought Gaethje. That gamble did not pay off for Ferguson as Gaethje now has earned the title fight but it may still yield dividends for “El Cucuy” as McGregor now seems interested in a possible bout with him. And if that’s the case, Ferguson is already laying the groundwork for a battle, responding to McGregor’s Tweet yesterday.

Never one to let anyone have the last word, McGregor responded to Ferguson, again mocking his performance from Saturday and the beating that Ferguson suffered at the hands of Gaethje.

At two of the top lightweights in the sport, Ferguson and McGregor have had a simmering rivalry for some years now, however it has never truly boiled over, in part because their rivalry has paled in comparison to both men’s rivalry with current champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. But with Nurmagomedov locked in on a future title unification bout with Justin Gaethje, now may be the perfect time to let two of the most unique fighters in the UFC finally air it all out.


Kumite. Dana White expects Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje to happen on ‘Fight Island’ this summer.

Betting. Online sportsbook: UFC 249 one of the most heavily bet events in gambling history for the promotion.

Title shot. Francis Ngannou angry, frustrated at the state of UFC heavyweight division: ‘I just want what I deserve’.

Salaries. Tony Ferguson earns $500,000 payday to lead all salaries at UFC 249.

Strange. Anthony Smith recounts the time he faced an opponent who got out of jail on the day of their fight.


UFC Jacksonville Preview Show.

Fighters with the most finishes in the UFC.

Free fights.

Watch Francis’ last four wins. It won’t take long.

Francis on TMZ.

How good was Johny Hendricks?


Eurobash. Interviews with Marvin Vettori, Brian Kelleher, Roberto Soldic, & Jose Youngs.

Fights Gone By. Recapping all the action at UFC 249.


Conor.

Jon Jones.

DC throwing just a touch of shade at Stipe.

Do it.

Masvidal is training with Bo Nickal.

Henry’s new hustle.

Sam Alvey broke his hand before the fight with Spann.

Fun fact.

Mark Hunt.

Bisping getting tested.


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Tony vs. Conor would be one hell of a fight. I hope we get to see that one.

Thanks for reading and see y’all tomorrow.


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