Former UFC interim lightweight title holder, Tony Ferguson, is ready to welcome Michael Chandler to the octagon, but the former Bellator champion should not get more for the fight than he does.
“Michael Chandler hasn’t earned the right to be on top, but if Dana white wants me to fight him, you know me: I get my feet in my hands and go to work,” Ferguson told ESPN. “When the pandemic started, I put on weight and went to work. If I hadn’t taken the fight then, how many people would have been left without pay?»
“Do I want to fight? Yes. I want to fight in December. I’m training, so let’s go! But I don’t think that someone who doesn’t even belong here should earn more than I do. Here’s what it’s about”. We remind you that at the moment Michael Chandler is in Abu Dhabi, where tomorrow he will go to the official weigh-in procedure for the UFC 254 tournament as a reserve participant in the unification bout between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaitji.
Marlon Moraes to face Rob Font
The Bantamweight bout between Marlon Moraes and Rob Font has been added to the UFC card, which will be held on December 19 in Las Vegas.
Informed sources close to the situation reported on the organization of the match.
32-year-old Marlon Moraes returns to the octagon after losing a potential Challenger match by technical knockout to Cory Sandhagen, while 33-year-old Rob Font, on the contrary, leads a series of two victories, winning by unanimous decisions from Sergio Pettis and Ricky Simon.
Marlon Moraes and Rob Font are currently ranked third and eleventh in the UFC lightweight division, respectively.
Tony Ferguson responded to Khabib: “I can hear the fear in his voice».
“I can hear the fear in Khabib’s voice when he speaks ill of other people,” Ferguson told ESPN. “He can’t put this de**mo in my head. One way or another, I will fight Khabib. I’ll see you before he retires. We will definitely do it»
“This mostly applies to ordinary fans, because real fans know me too well to do such a stupid thing. They know what I’m worth”
According to Ferguson, the defeat in the previous match made him stronger, because now he knows the limit of his strength.
“I learned a lot about myself in that fight. I realized that I would not put myself in this position again, that I would not allow myself to be harmed in this way. I wanted to find out how cool I was, and I found out. These things scare people, so I learned to work better and more effectively»