Tony Ferguson Calls Dustin Poirier A ‘Sellout’
Tony Ferguson believes Dustin Poirier has ousted himself as a sellout.
Ferguson and Poirier had been showing mutual respect. Both men expressed interest in trading leather on the UFC 254 card on October 24. When Poirier and the UFC hit a snag during negotiations, “El Cucuy” urged the UFC to pay “The Diamond” what he wants. Things have taken an odd turn, however.
Poirier and Conor McGregor have been looking to set up a rematch. While McGregor wanted to take things outside the UFC for charity, Dana White ended up offering both men the fight. This doesn’t sit well with Ferguson.
Responding to a tweet posted by Poirier on McGregor offering his Good Fight Foundation $500,000, Ferguson went off on “The Diamond.”
What A Sell Out, Taking A Bribe From An International Terrorist. Good Job Kid. I Represent America. All That Talk About The Fight Game Only To Be Afraid & Be Left Behind Out Of The Loop. Take The Money & Be Proud Fake. pic.twitter.com/VpKamihpzI
— Tony Ferguson (@TonyFergusonXT) October 8, 2020
“What A Sell Out, Taking A Bribe From An International Terrorist. Good Job Kid. I Represent America. All That Talk About The Fight Game Only To Be Afraid & Be Left Behind Out Of The Loop. Take The Money & Be Proud Fake.”
Ferguson had been hoping to share the Octagon with Poirier, who is the number two-ranked UFC lightweight. A winner over someone like Poirier could put Ferguson back in another title fight, where the hope would be that his days of competing for interim gold are over.
In his last outing, Ferguson suffered a TKO loss in the fifth round to Justin Gaethje. The defeat snapped “El Cucuy’s” 12-fight winning streak. He hadn’t suffered a loss since May 2012.
Poirier’s last outing was back on June 27. He bested Dan Hooker via unanimous decision in a “Fight of the Year” candidate.