UFC president Dana White isn’t sure what’s next for Tony Ferguson.

Ferguson took on Beneil Dariush in the UFC 262 co-main event on Saturday night in what was a must-win for him. However, it was virtually identical to his last fight as Dariush completely outgrappled him and even did some significant damage to his leg during a heel hook submission attempt.

In the end, Ferguson lost a unanimous decision with that making it three consecutive defeats for the former interim lightweight champion.

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For many observers, this is the end of Ferguson at the highest level and White seems to agree.

“I hear you. He had a tough three rounds, he couldn’t stop the takedown, he couldn’t get up from underneath Beneil,” White said at the post-fight press conference. “Yeah, he had a tough night so I don’t know. We’ll see what happens.

“… Time gets us all. … Unfortunately, it’s definitely hit Tony.”

White did give credit to the toughness and heart Ferguson showed in his defeat, however.

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“He’s tough as hell, though, man. He was in that heel hook and his ankle definitely popped. His ankle, the rest of the fight, looked like a golf ball. Maybe even a baseball and he kept fighting. There’s no quit in that dude. … He’s tough.”

Do you think this is the end for Ferguson at the highest level?