Tony Ferguson Fires Back At Al Iaquinta On Social Media

Tony Ferguson Explains

Twitter erupted once there was a war of words between Tony Ferguson and Al Iaquinta.

The history between these fighters may be recent, but interesting at the same time. It’s been documented that the main event of the UFC 223 pay-per-view event went through three official changes.

The UFC attempted to book Khabib Nurmagomedov against Ferguson and Max Holloway in the main event for the lightweight title.

However, Ferguson pulled out due to an injury and Holloway wasn’t able to make weight on short-notice. Thus, they got Iaquinta to step in on 24 hours notice and fight Nurmagomedov.

As many believed would happen, it did, Khabib ended up winning the fight along with the undisputed UFC lightweight title.

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It all started on Monday once Ferguson thought it would be a good idea to call out Nurmagomedov for winning his title by beating a “non-full time fighter real estate agent ranked number 11 to win the title.”

This is when Iaquinta shot back by writing that the promotion stripped him because he’s “a weirdo and Robert Whittaker isn’t.” For more on that click here.

The reason that Ferguson was unable to make this fight happen and was forced out of the main event is due to the fact that he tore his LCL. As a result, he had to undergo the knife to correct the injury. Now, he’s expected to be on the sidelines for 6-to-9 months while he recovers.

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Moving along to Tuesday (April 24th, 2018), things got more heated once they got into a full-blown Twitter exchange.

Andrew Ravens has been writing about combat sports since 2013 and has been a fan for over ten years! Andrew brings a different style to his work with an insider look into the fighters themselves.