Tony Ferguson Asks Dana White “Why do You Treat me Like Sh-t”?
By FCF Staff
As a contract dispute between Tony Ferguson and the UFC continues, ‘El Cucuy’ is asking the promotion’s president some intense questions.
Ferguson has yet to fight since he was stopped by Justin Gaethje this past May. The loss snapped Ferguson’s 12 fight winning streak and marked the first time he had been defeated since 2012.
Since then the UFC attempted to sign a bout between Ferguson and Dustin Poirier, but the promotion was unable to come to terms for the fight. It’s also been reported the UFC has inquired about having Ferguson face former Bellator lightweight champ, Michael Chandler.
During a recent interview with MMA Junkie, Ferguson had this to say about facing Chandler, and his contractual situation.
“Chandler? Think about this: How many times are you going to put another (expletive) person in the (expletive) shuffle of the cards?” Ferguson asked. “Dana keeps shuffling me down the list. What? Because I’m (expletive) Mexican? What’s up Dana, you don’t like Mexicans? You don’t like brown people? I’m not going to call you a racist, but what the (expletive), man? What’d I do to you? Why do you treat me like (expletive)? My last name is Ferguson. I don’t want to get mad anymore. I don’t. I’m not going to. But that being said, I said my piece. I’m too busy working.
“I’ve got (my manager) Lloyd (Pierson of VaynerSports) and them to work on my contracts. If they don’t want to get me a fight, then (expletive) it, dude. I’m not going to (expletive) and moan. I’m going to keep working. People won’t buy their (expletive) pay-per-views, and then they’ll let their friends know. Then their friends are going to let somebody else know, because when you don’t have a good time somewhere, they’re going to tell three more people. It’s what I learned in the restaurant business. So listen. If you have a bad time somewhere, you’re going to (expletive) tell everybody.”
The 36-year-old fighter also reportedly said that he’s interested in fighting Khabib Nurmagomedov or Conor McGregor in particular. But that he’s willing to face anyone, provided the UFC pays him more.