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Tony Ferguson Fires Back At Conor McGregor For Weigh In Swipe

Tony Ferguson Fires Back At Conor McGregor For Weigh In Swipe

Tony Ferguson has fired back at Conor McGregor for his weigh in dig and told him to "get in line."

Ferguson made weight for UFC 249 even though the event was shut down by Dana White under the commands of ESPN.

He tipped the scales at 155lbs for his non interim-lightweight title bout with McGregor poking fun at 'El Cucuy' on social media.

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"Hahahajaj. You will be bet to the absolute nucleus pulposus when I get you, kid," the Irishman wrote with an image of Ferguson on weight.

He has since deleted the message and Ferguson has claimed 'The Notorious' was "probably drunk" when calling him out.

"He is probably drunk. I don't give a f**k about what he says," he told ESPN.

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Of course, Ferguson was originally slated to face UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, but the Russian had to withdraw due to circumstances of the coronavirus.

The American was then matched up with Justin Gaethje until the show was suspended.

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However, Ferguson continued to make weight and hit the championship limit on Friday, and he's revealed why he chose to cut 24lbs.

"It wasn't just for me - it was for my team, man, and my sponsors and obviously for my family," the 36-year-old explained to ESPN.

"And just the commitment to myself to follow through with the weight cut. To me that says a lot more for my stock. Saying that you know what, 'I'm gonna make weight; I'm not gonna miss weight.'

"I have what it takes mentally to go through this fight camp. It's gonna be awesome, dude. It was such a great experience."

Topics: Khabib Nurmagomedov, Conor Mcgregor, UFC News, Tony Ferguson, Fight News, UFC, MMA, UFC 249, Dana White

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Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.