Justin Gaethje Targets Tony Ferguson Next, Following FOTY Contender
By FCF Staff
Justin Gaethje has his sights set on Tony Ferguson next, following his fight of the year contender on Friday with Michael Johnson.
The former WSOF champ made his UFC debut last night, and after being rocked several times, proceeded to stop Johnson in round two. After his thrilling win, Gaethje directed the following comment at Ferguson, during the post-fight presser (quote via MMA Junkie):
“He’ll probably say I’m not worthy,” Gaethje said, after relaying he wants to fight Ferguson.” “He lost to Michael Johnson; I just finished him. So he’ll be full of (expletive) when he says that.”
Ferguson faced Johnson in 2012 and lost via decision. Since then the well rounded fighter has won nine in a row, and Ferguson is expected to face Khabib Nurmagomedov for the interim 155 title this fall.