Ferguson has admitted his memory loss was “scary” after not remembering anything about his brutal second-round knockout by Michael Chandler at UFC 274
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Tony Ferguson has admitted he had no memory of his brutal KO of Michael Chandler at UFC 274.
The lightweight contender was looking to halt a drop from three straight losses in Phoenix to Chandler. However, in the second round, Chandler landed a sickening front kick that crushed Ferguson’s face and crumpled him cold to the canvas.
Ferguson has now claimed he will continue to strive for perfection inside and outside the octagon and will be watching the fight again soon. “I got a big kick in the dome in this Octagon last Saturday,” Ferguson wrote in a message on Instagram. “It upset me for a long time.
“It was a scary feeling not remembering anything from the start of the second lap until I went to the ambulance. I thank God every day that I came back to reality. All jokes aside, didn’t mean to scare y’all”, should’ve done things differently like “hands up and chin down”. My fault I lost props to Chandler for the highlight real finish. I have a lot of things to work on, not only in competitions, one fight after the other.
“I’m by no means perfect, but I will continue to strive for it in and out of the practice room (perfection: an unattainable goal). Someone once told me ‘perfect practice makes perfect’. There is always more to learn & being trainable is great. I’m beyond grateful. My movements are fine, my bones are intact and apart from a slight headache in the morning I’m glad to be back doing what I love (light duty).
“I definitely want to be better than yesterday… not for anyone but me. Make good adjustments daily and continue to do so. Home team thanks for being awesome you are the best crew guy like me could ask for. *Respect* I’m going to watch my fight for the first time now. Erased and ready to learn again. “
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Ferguson was taken to the hospital after the fight but was released after completing medical checks. He now faces an uncertain future after losing his fourth straight fight and is now 10th in the 155lb ranking.
Meanwhile, his opponent Chandler cemented his spot in the division’s top five and called out UFC star Conor McGregor if he doesn’t stand a chance at the title stripped from Charles Oliveira. “I’m ready to come back,” he said. “The main event; there isn’t a single MMA fan who wouldn’t want to see me take on you Charles or you Justin Gaethje.
“If the UFC makes a brief mistake and someone else takes the title, I have a guy on my mind. Conor McGregor, I’m the most entertaining lightweight on the planet. I want you at your worst and I want you at your best; you and me at 170 pounds.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/other-sports/mma/tony-ferguson-michael-chandler-ufc-26952918 Tony Ferguson admits memory loss after Michael Chandler KO was 'scary'