Tony Ferguson has released a statement after his seventh consecutive loss.
In his latest UFC appearance at UFC 296, Tony Ferguson went up against the emerging talent Paddy Pimblett, aiming to break the Brit’s six-fight winning streak. Unfortunately, things didn’t go as planned, and the American added another loss to his record.
Even though many expected Pimblett to be a less formidable foe for ‘El Cucuy,’ the outcome was quite different. The Liverpool native exceeded expectations, bagging a unanimous victory over Ferguson and extending his impressive winning streak to seven on the bounce.
During the post-fight press conference, Dana White said that Ferguson should retire.
“I would love to see Tony retire,” Dana said. “Tony’s been an absolute warrior and a dog in this sport. I don’t want to disrespect him by publicly talking about him retiring but I would love to see him retire. That’s really where my head’s at.”
Many in the MMA community agree with Dana, but ‘El Cucuy’ isn’t ready to pump the breaks just yet. Ferguson turned to his Instagram stories to share his thoughts about his defeat.
“Love my fans and supporters. You are all f**king fire. I met lots of you tonight, keep the faith MF’s. One foot in front of the other bitches. Remember what I said crew – Champ,” Ferguson said.
With his loss to Pimblett, Ferguson ties BJ Penn’s record for the most consecutive losses in UFC history (7).
Should Tony Ferguson consider retiring following his UFC 296 performance?