Ferguson apparently has his sights set on former two division UFC champion Conor McGregor, whom Ferguson referred to as “No Sauce Mcnuggets” in a recent call out on Twitter:
“No Sauce Mcnuggets” @TheNotoriousMMA Just A Replica Of A Former Self He Used To Be. I’ve Got A Solid Right Hand To Test That Chin Of His. How Sweet It Is, -Tiramisu Tuesday pic.twitter.com/KGnJHeExsc— Tony Ferguson (@TonyFergusonXT) February 26, 2019
McGregor, who is still serving a suspension in regards to the UFC 229 post-fight brawl, would give Ferguson the following reply on Twitter:
If we have the ability to go back, Tony. Then we have the ability to go forward again!— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) February 26, 2019
I wish you well and am praying for you as a fellow colleague.
Respect to my Paradigm familia.
Yours sincerely, Burger King. https://t.co/71YwROhTbo
The winner of the aforementioned interim lightweight title fight is theoretically next for UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, leaving both McGregor and Ferguson out of the title picture for the time being.