Tony Ferguson slams ‘international terrorist’ Conor McGregor and labels Dustin Poirier a ‘sell out’ after pair agree to fight each other in rematch

  • Tony Ferguson was set to face Dustin Poirier at UFC 254 later this month 
  • But UFC president Dana White claimed Poirier had asked for too much money 
  • Poirier looks set to have a rematch with Conor McGregor after their 2014 bout 
  • And Ferguson has blasted the duo and is angry he was not kept in the loop 

Tony Ferguson has described Dustin Poirier as a ‘sell out’ after he agreed to fight Conor McGregor, who ‘El Cucuy’ described as an ‘international terrorist’.

Ferguson was set to face his fellow American at UFC 254 as a co-main event alongside Khabib Nurmagomedov’s title defence against Justin Gaethje, but UFC president Dana White claims Poirier asked for too much money. 

Poirier maintains he has not ruled himself out of the fight despite the issue with White, but he does look set for a rematch with McGregor following their 2014 featherweight encounter in order to determine an outright contender to face the winner from this month’s Abu Dhabi showdown.

Tony Ferguson has gratuitously insulted Conor McGregor as an 'international terrorist'

Tony Ferguson has gratuitously insulted Conor McGregor as an ‘international terrorist’

Ferguson also slammed Dustin Poirier as a sell-out by fighting McGregor instead of him

Ferguson also slammed Dustin Poirier as a sell-out by fighting McGregor instead of him

Ferguson (above) was set to face his fellow American at UFC 254 as a co-main event

Ferguson (above) was set to face his fellow American at UFC 254 as a co-main event

Ferguson has furiously claimed however that he has been left ‘out of the loop’ and took to Twitter to vent his frustration at his compatriot and insult Irishman McGregor.

‘What a sell out, taking a bribe from an international terrorist,’ he wrote. ‘Good job kid.

‘I represent America. All that talk about the fight game only to be afraid & be left behind out of the loop.

UFC president Dana White however suggested that Poirier has asked for too much money

UFC president Dana White however suggested that Poirier has asked for too much money

Poirier however is still set for a rematch with McGregor six years on from their first fight

Poirier however is still set for a rematch with McGregor six years on from their first fight

‘Take the money & be proud fake.’ Sportsmail has contacted McGregor for comment.

McGregor hung up his gloves in June for the third time in four years, but has since suggested he is ready to return to the Octagon after taking to social media to reveal his plans.  

After Poirier tweeted McGregor on Thursday saying ‘Hey @TheNotoriousMMA what’s up’, the Irishman replied: ‘Hello Dustin! I accepted the @ufc offer to fight you, but told them it must happen in 2020. 

And Ferguson admitted he is mad that he was kept out of the loop and slammed the duo

And Ferguson admitted he is mad that he was kept out of the loop and slammed the duo

McGregor wrote on Twitter that the fight must happen in 2020 after replying to Poirier

McGregor wrote on Twitter that the fight must happen in 2020 after replying to Poirier

‘I’m ready for Nov 21st, given that cards recent injury issues, as well as any of the December dates, the 12th and the 19th. I’ll also still donate the $500k to The Good Fight Foundation.’

In their one and only encounter so far back six years ago, McGregor eased to victory after stopping Poirier in the first round in Las Vegas to become a two-weight world champion.

Meanwhile, Ferguson has not fought since his defeat to Gaethje back in May at UFC 249.

Meanwhile, Ferguson has not fought since his defeat to Gaethje back in May at UFC 249

Meanwhile, Ferguson has not fought since his defeat to Gaethje back in May at UFC 249

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