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UFC star Tony Ferguson has congratulated Justin Gaethje on his stunning victory at UFC 249 and admitted that it 'just wasn't his night.'
'El Cucuy,' 36, sustained a brutal amount of punishment on Saturday as he lost his interim UFC lightweight championship clash at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena.
And now Ferguson has taken to social media and said that 'win or lose, always act like a champion.'
The former interim lightweight champ tweeted: "'Bushido Code' Brought Sports Back W/ Class # WayOfTheWarrior Win or Lose Always Act Like A Champion Just Wasn't My Night #ufc249 Congrats @Justin_Gaethje On A Good Fight -CSO- @ufc [sic]."
"Bushido⚔️Code" Brought Sports Back W/ Class :tophat: # WayOfTheWarrior Win or Lose Always Act Like A Champion :100: Just Wasn't My Night #ufc249 Congrats @Justin_Gaethje On A Good Fight -CSO- :flag_us::trophy::flag_mx: @ufc pic.twitter.com/uLqm8VzVq7
- Tony Ferguson (@TonyFergusonXT) May 10, 2020
Ferguson was initially scheduled to face fierce rival Khabib Nurmagomedov last month in a hotly-anticipated mega-showdown.
But the clash, which would have been held at UFC 249, was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic and Khabib being stuck in his native homeland of Russia.
Ferguson, who saw his 12-fight winning streak come to an end, instead faced Gaethje at the rescheduled event in Jacksonville, Florida.
Gaethje, who is now eyeing up his title shot against Khabib, has said "there's no other challenge" that he wants to face right now than a showdown with the 'Eagle.'
The 'Highlight' said in his post-fight interview: "Khabib is the best in the world, I've been working since I was four for challenges like this.
"I'm happy to represent the United States of America against Russia's best. He's 28-0 and there's no other challenge I want right now, I want to fight him."
"I'm waiting for the real one!" :triumph:@Justin_Gaethje may have got the gold round his waist for the first time at #UFC249, but he isn't interested in any interim titles.
He wants the real thing. Bring on Khabib! pic.twitter.com/zSvym40XEC
- UFC on BT Sport (@btsportufc) May 10, 2020
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