White on Ferguson getting next title shot: ‘I’m assuming he’s next

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  1. Wild

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    What else does Tony Ferguson have to do to earn a title shot?

    The former interim champ is on a whopping twelve-fight win streak and holds impressive victories over the likes of Donald Cerrone, Anthony Pettis and Rafael dos Anjos. Ferguson hasn’t lost a fight since 2013 and is one of the most well-rounded, entertaining and unorthodox fighters on the UFC roster.

    The Ultimate Fighter 13 winner has a less than stellar relationship with Dana White, however. But, speaking on a recent edition of the LV Sports Biz podcast, the UFC president teased that ‘El Cucuy’ may finally get a crack at the winner of the upcoming lightweight title unification bout between Khabib Nurmagomedov and…


    Dana White on Tony Ferguson getting next title shot: ‘I’m assuming he’s next’
     
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    It would be criminal if he doesn't get the winner of Khabib/Dustin.
     
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    He has to get it
     
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    My interpretation of that statement is that an embedded if he doesn't fuck up is sitting in there somewhere
     
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  6. Vagabond

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    wtf is assuming? doesn't Dana make the call? something is fishy...
     
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    lol
    I am assuming

    usually he acts like he calls all the shots

    Tony is getting the shaft again
     
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  8. CreativeClassMauler

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    No, it just means "Tony will get the next shot if we can't get the Conor-Khabib rematch done". The reason for the equivocation is pretty clear.
     
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    I didn't mind so much when they put on fights that may not have any bearing on the rankings years ago but now they have so many shitty fights and rarely have one that you can be excited for, it is bs to follow the rankings half the time then ignore them the other half. It is time for the UFC to give up the belt bs and just put on exciting fights again, but they never will because they are making bank putting on fights no one asked for or wants.
     
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    Conor deserves it more
     
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    if conor says he wants a rematch tony will get fucked over immediately
     
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    Wait until he sees how much money he'll make. It'll turn into "Dana make fight for me, I fight whoever they say like good champion".

    First reason will be Tony vs Khabib has been booked and cancelled multiple times and it's too risky.
     
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    This exactly. I know he just had a fight that he won, and only kind of, but is everyone forgetting Tony is mentally ill and assaulted his partner? Wise to hedge your bets on booking Ferguson this far out.
     
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    When did he assault his partner? I thought she said he wasn't a danger to her or their child, just that he was dealing with mental illness and she was trying to make sure he got help. Police found he was not a danger to them and that no crime had been committed.
     
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    Yeah, it looks like you're right that he didn't assault her. I mixed his incident up with BJ Penn's. He still has this mental health thing hanging over him and isn't a lock for an event not likely to take place until the end of the year at the earliest, assuming Khabib/Poirier winner is healthy.
     
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    Dana gonna Dana...

    “When did I say that this guy doesn’t deserve anything? I mean if you do your homework on the Tony Ferguson thing, how many times have Tony Ferguson and Khabib been lined up to fight? It didn’t work out. He was the interim champion, blew his knee out, he had to have ACL surgery. He was out. We just offered him the fight with Poirier to fight Khabib next, he turned the fight down. Then he came back a few weeks later and was ready to fight again. Everybody’s acting like I’ve denied Tony his shot at the title. It’s just that he’s had a bad string of luck and things haven’t gone his way. He just looked phenomenal in the fight [vs. Donald Cerrone]. I just posted something the other day about his last seven opponents. The guy’s a stud and he’s in a good place right now mentally and physically and we’ll see how this thing plays out in September and then we’ll go from there. But everybody’s terrorizing me like I’m not giving him what he deserves. If you’re a fan of the sport, you saw how this whole thing played out. That’s how we got where we are now.”
     
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