Al Iaquinta Says Tony Ferguson Would Be Worthless Without MMA


Al Iaquinta and former UFC Interim Lightweight Champion Tony Ferguson recently had a war of words on social media.

The real estate agent and MMA fighter is apparently not ready to let things go yet, as Iaquinta now says Ferguson would be a worthless person if it wasn’t for MMA.

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“Who cares about that guy?” says Iaquinta on Submission Radio. “He’s really just good at fighting and that’s it. If it wasn’t for fighting, he’d be like a worthless person. There’s no point to Tony Ferguson besides people beating his ass. He gets dropped every fight and he’s out of his mind. People like watching get his ass kicked and come back and win. That’s the only thing that Tony Ferguson is good at in the world. No one likes personality, he’s a weird dude. Like, I don’t even know what’s the point in that guy? There’s no point. Just go away. You tripped on a wire and I got the title shot, now you’re gonna come at me? I’ve fought with worse injuries than that, guaranteed, in my career. You get to fight week, you’re fighting. You don’t pull out of a fight during fight week. Don’t come after me cause I took advantage of a situation that he couldn’t capitalize on. How many fights in a row has he won? 10 fights? And he still hasn’t fought for a title? Like, there’s a reason for that. No one likes you. Go away.”

Iaquinta actually replaced both Ferguson and UFC Featherweight Champion Max Holloway in the main event of UFC 223, suffering a unanimous decision loss to UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Another thing Iaquinta claims is that nobody actually likes Ferguson the person, but people do like Ferguson the fighter.

“That guy is just annoying,” said Iaquinta. “He really needs to go away until he can fight, and then once you fight just fight, dude. Everyone likes you fighting. Not a single person likes that guy. Everyone on Twitter, everyone that I talk to is like, just shut up, man. You know, everyone was looking forward to that fight. He disappointed so many people, and I come in, you know, save the day. Don’t freaking say s**t about me, bro. He’s been dropped in every fight. I drop someone, I kill them, I put them out. So he’s… it’s a different style match-up than me and Khabib. And I didn’t train right for that fight. And especially right now, I could beat the s**t out of Tony Ferguson with my pinky finger. The guy can’t even walk. You can’t talk s**t right now.”

Ferguson is currently on the shelf after getting knee surgery, it is unknown at this time as to when he will return to action.

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