Tony Ferguson blasts critics of his mobility: “Not a failed knee slide, you filthy casuals!”

Former interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson is gearing up for a highly anticipated return to the Octagon at UFC 296. He will be facing off against Liverpool native Paddy Pimblett, in what promises to be a gripping main card showdown.

Tony Ferguson is renowned for his previous record-breaking 12-bout winning spree in the division. But amid a turbulent phase marked by a six-bout losing streak, he has been out of action since suffering a third-round arm-triangle submission defeat to Bobby Green at a recent UFC event in July.

Dismissing critics who have pointed fingers at his supposedly declining athleticism during his string of losses, Tony Ferguson fired back at naysayers and labelled them them as “eunics.”

In a bold social media post on his official X account, Tony Ferguson rebuked the claims by stating, “Not a failed knee slide you filthy casuals. That’s a wrestling thing I’ve done since I was little, something you wouldn’t know sh*t about ya eunics. Mack.”

Tony Ferguson’s last victory dates back to UFC 238 in 2019, securing a second-round doctor’s stoppage TKO win against former title contender Donald Cerrone. Prior to that, his win came in the form of a triangle submission win over Kevin Lee. That match earned him the interim lightweight title in 2017.


As Ferguson gears up for his UFC 296 bout against the rising star Paddy Pimblett, the veteran competitor aims to silence critics and regain momentum within the lightweight division.

With an illustrious career marked by remarkable victories and setbacks, Tony Ferguson remains a resilient force in the MMA world. As he steps into the Octagon at UFC 296, all eyes will be on this clash against Paddy Pimblett. The bout signals a pivotal moment in Ferguson’s career as he strives to reclaim his winning ways and prove his enduring prowess in the sport.