Ferguson, responding to a post from Brett Okamoto of ESPN, would take shots at his two rivals through Twitter:
You were finished... Tapped out & Quit like a bitch. Now you’re stepping on my toes you false idols @TheNotoriousMMA @ParadigmSM @TeamKhabib Ready when you are Fathead. Don’t dodge me like #ufc209 Coward. No Loyalty to the game. -Real Champ Champ pic.twitter.com/8mMtmzZbPq— Tony Ferguson (@TonyFergusonXT) April 5, 2019
The duo of Ferguson and Nurmagomedov have been scheduled to fight multiple times under the UFC banner, but injuries have prevented those bouts from happening.
McGregor and Nurmagomedov were both suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) for their role in the UFC 229 post-fight brawl, with McGregor’s ending this month and Nurmagomedov’s ending this summer.