Tony Ferguson hospitalized after crushing KO’s left face at UFC 274

Ferguson was brutally KO’d by Chandler in the second round of their easy bout at UFC 274 before being taken to the hospital

Tony Ferguson has been hospitalized after being brutally punched by Michael Chandler at UFC 274.

The lightweight contenders met in a crossroads battle in Arizona, with Chandler finishing the first round after putting Ferguson on the canvas. But he left no doubt in the second session when a kick from right front landed flush on Ferguson’s jaw, leaving him cold.

UFC President Dana White later confirmed Ferguson had been hospitalized after what he described as the “most vicious knockout I’ve ever seen”. The American has now lost his last four bouts, including against Charles Oliveira and Justin Gaethje, who met in the main event.

Michael Chandler connects with Tony Ferguson

Chandler later revealed that he had not practiced the fight-winning shot. “I don’t know if I saw it at the moment, my body just moved, foot to face and a few back flips. Sometimes the fights come off exactly how you want them to, and other times you’re stuck in your normal box of what you’re using.

“Sometimes it works and sometimes you throw something you never thought you’d land, let alone knock someone out with it. It’s not something we train, I have the best kickboxing trainer in the world in Henri Hooft, but we don’t train front kicks. The main reason is that it hurts my toes, so my right foot hurts a bit, and I’m a big one Baby when it comes to my feet getting hurt

“It’s tough because ideally I want to do that to Tony Ferguson. We’re in the business of separating guys from conciseness, but Tony Ferguson was a guy who helped build the lightweight division. My thoughts and prayers are with him and I hope for a speedy recovery.”

Was that the best knockout in UFC history? Let us know in the comment section below

Chandler quickly called out the winner of Oliveira’s clash with Gaethje, which ended in the first lap when the Brazilian engaged a rear-naked choke. He also called out Conor McGregor to a 170lb bout, which the Irishman agreed in principle.

“If Conor comes back and he’s healthy, I’ll be there,” he said. “He left his options open; he said it’s a fight he wants down the line. He deserves and has earned the right to choose when to fight, who to fight and where to fight.

“He’s a martial arts icon and one of the biggest sports stars in the world. In typical Conor fashion, he kept his options open and he deserved it. I’ve never been one to come up to Conor, I don’t know I don’t have to disrespect anyone or throw shots at them to hit them in the cage.

Continue reading

Continue reading Tony Ferguson hospitalized after crushing KO's left face at UFC 274

Fry Electronics Team

Fry is an automatic aggregator of the all world’s media. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials, please contact us by email – The content will be deleted within 24 hours.

Related Articles

Back to top button