Tony would take to Instagram to comment on the situation:
"Champ Shit Only" ---------- Thank you all for the great support! I'm in a great spirits, UFC & Management are helping me find the help we need. I'm getting all of your messages, keep em' coming!!! Thank you very much for the kind words, my family & team appreciates it -- Lots of Love my Social Media Fam, keep the Faith couldnt do this sh-- without you- Champ -- Batting Clean Up ---- TonyFergusonxt.com
Conor McGregor, a rival of Ferguson’s, would take to Twitter to show the former champion some support:
Tony Ferguson is the type of guy that when all the chips are down, can pick them right back up again and come back stronger than ever!— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) March 16, 2019
Came back from a debilitating injury in record time to give us one of the fights of the year!
Let’s go Tony!!
Ferguson hasn’t competed since UFC 229, where he defeated former UFC Lightweight Champion Anthony Pettis by second round TKO. Ferguson was reportedly set to fight UFC Featherweight Champion Max Holloway for the vacant UFC Interim Lightweight Title at UFC 236, but was replaced by Dustin Poirier.