Midnight Mania! Conor McGregor slams bridge-burning Tony Ferguson for UFC 274 rant


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Conor McGregor has beefed with most top Lightweights at one point or another. However, McGregor seems to have a particularly personal dislike of Tony Ferguson, who’s scheduled to compete this weekend (Sat. May 7, 2022) at UFC 274 opposite Michael Chandler. Besides their status as potential foes inside the Octagon, it all seems to stem from Ferguson leaving Paradigm Sports, the company which manages McGregor.

Performance Enhancing Drugs (PEDs) accusations from “El Cucuy” probably don’t help either.

At any rate, McGregor is unimpressed by Ferguson’s recent rant at the UFC 274 media day, in which Ferguson lambasted UFC and Dana White as “drug dealers” and advised other fighters to be cautious in negotiations. McGregor believes the issue with Ferguson himself, no the UFC, and he said as much in a since deleted tweet.

“Tony Ferguson, who changes representation around 4 times a year, is saying it’s someone else fault he is in the position he is in,” McGregor wrote (via MMAFighting). “How many bridges do you burn 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.”

Unless he’s truly dead set on his potential Welterweight plans, McGregor would be wise to keep an eye on UFC 274. By virtue of his stardom, he could find himself in the title mix vs. Charles Oliveira or Justin Gaethje at any time, and the victor of Chandler vs. Ferguson would be a very reasonable match up for his return from injury.

It remains to be seen how the 155-pound division shakes out after this weekend.

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CHAMPIONSHIP DOUBLE DIP! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to Phoenix, Ariz., on Sat., May 7, 2022, with a blockbuster championship doubleheader. Headlining the pay-per-view (PPV) event will be Lightweight champion, Charles Oliveira, seeking to defend his title against No. 1-ranked contender, Justin Gaethje. In UFC 274’s co-main event, women’s Strawweight champion, Rose Namajunas, looks to avenge her loss against No. 2-seeded, Carla Esparza. And top-ranked Lightweight contenders collide when Michael Chandler (No. 5) locks horns with Tony Ferguson (No. 7) in a fan-friendly 155-pound clash for the ages.

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