Tony Ferguson is 'p****d' after third loss in a row but won't retire
Tony Ferguson is ‘p****d’ after losing third fight in a row but 37-year-old insists he ‘will not retire’ following UFC 262 defeat by Beneil Dariush
- Tony Ferguson suffered third defeat in a row at UFC 262 against Beneil Dariush
- Some have called for 37-year-old to retire as he looks shadow of his former self
- But Ferguson posted on Instagram insisting he will carry on competing
- He wrote: ‘Retire & give these MF’s a break!? No, I don’t think so’
Tony Ferguson has insisted that he will not retire after suffering a third successive defeat in the UFC.
‘El Cucuy’ was comprehensively beaten by Beneil Dariush in the co-main event of UFC 262 at the weekend and looked a shadow of his former self.
There has been a general perception that Ferguson, 37, has been on the slide since he lost a brutal fight against Justin Gaethje last year.
Tony Ferguson fell to a convincing unanimous decision defeat against Beneil Dariush (right)
It was Ferguson’s third loss in a row after defeats to Justin Gaethje and Charles Oliveira
He followed that defeat, a stoppage in the fifth round, with a loss to now champion Charles Oliveira on the scorecards, again finding himself completely outclassed.
Dariush entered the contest ranked No 9 in the division but controlled Ferguson on the mat for a dominant victory.
Despite the calls for Ferguson to save himself from any more punishment, the man himself took to social media to reiterate his commitment to compete.
He wrote: ‘It ain’t over yet Mcgavin’… The way I see it… we’ve only just begun – Happy Gilmore.
‘Retire & give these MF’s a break!? No, I don’t think so. Not on my watch… Now I’m pi***d.
Thank you hardcore for picking me up when I was down crew – Champ #GrandmaWantsMeToBeHappy #FindingMyHappyPlace.’
Ferguson came so close to fighting Khabib Nurmagomedov but the contest seemed cursed and had to be cancelled five times for a variety of reasons.
His moment slipped away and the Gaethje defeat now appears to be a decisive moment in his career.
Fans would dearly love to see Ferguson go on another winning run again but will be skeptical after the last three showings inside the octagon.
Ferguson was able to get to the end of the fight despite suffering a knee injury
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