Tony Ferguson is not going to try to justify his loss to Charles Oliveira in any way.
The former interim UFC 155-pound champion suffered the most crushing defeat of his career as he was dominated throughout the three rounds of the UFC 256 co-feature by the Brazilian, who reached eight wins in a row.
0 – 2 in 2020, Ferguson addressed his followers on his social networks to clarify that his journey through the belt is not over yet.
«My people, no excuses. I went out and received the attack instead of defending it. The backstage warm-up at the UFC hasn’t been the same since pre-COVID. Still, I will not make excuses. Times change, and so do people. The time from the hotel to the UFC APEX is more condensed and the level of aggressiveness that we needed was not achieved. It’s my fault. After the fight, the doctors checked me and we went back to the hotel. I felt the need to do some sparring right after because the fight was still fresh in my mind and I needed circulation in my arm. He really needed to figure out what the bloody problem had been in the fight. Charles was looking to win my back or secure the lever to the arm as soon as we hit the mat, so the saddle didn’t bother me. The boy is agile, but so am I. I was looking for the foot knockout or to land a D’arce when we started with the transitions. It was fun fighting a wet towel (AKA, a pressing opponent). Mark my words. That scenario will not be repeated. Point. My arm is fine. That lever on the arm was really tight. It was the thought of my son, Armand Anthony, and my mental capacity that allowed me to endure the pain. I have learned a lot about myself this year and about my purpose in life. My search for that epic word called “greatness” is not over yet. Understand, team, I am far from retired. Greetings to my team that I put together on three weeks notice. We’re still green, guys. Thank you for not abandoning me. Team, we are just scratching the surface of what we can truly achieve, and so I say amen. It was great to make weight and be close to my fighting family. I can’t wait to get back to racing in front of a scandalous crowd. It is not the same without you. It was great to make weight and be close to my fighting family. I can’t wait to get back to racing in front of a scandalous crowd. It is not the same without you. It was great to make weight and be close to my fighting family. I can’t wait to get back to racing in front of a scandalous crowd. It is not the same without you.
Before his loss to ‘Do Bronx’ last Saturday, Ferguson, now number five in the 155-pound ranking, had been finished in the fifth round via TKO by Justin Gaethje in the UFC 249 star, thus losing his streak of twelve. wins in a row.