After being hit with a restraining order earlier this week and told to stay 100 yards away from his family, Tony Ferguson sure can use some support from his fellow fighters.
While most have been reluctant to reach out amidst domestic abuse allegations that point the finger at Ferguson’s “violent, paranoid, and delusional” behavior towards his wife and 2-year-old son, UFC superstar Conor McGregor is not shying away from the situation.
The outspoken Irishman sent the following message to Ferguson earlier today (Sat., Mar. 16, 2019) via Twitter to show his support and cheer “El Cucuy” on:
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!!
“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!” wrote McGregor. “Came back from a debilitating injury in record time to give us one of the fights of the year! Let’s go Tony!!”
Despite both being members of the same management company, Paradigm Sports, Ferguson and McGregor haven’t been the best of pals. In fact, over the past few years, Ferguson has done everything in his power to target “Notorious” and try to spoil the legend of “McNuggets.” McGregor, who never shies away from verbal warfare, has fired back as well.
That said, it shouldn’t be that big of a surprise to see McGregor reach out and speak on Ferguson’s current personal turmoil considering the former UFC champion sent the following message to “El Cucuy” just a few weeks ago:
If we have the ability to go back, Tony. Then we have the ability to go forward again!— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) February 26, 2019
I wish you well and am praying for you as a fellow colleague.
Respect to my Paradigm familia.
Yours sincerely, Burger King. https://t.co/71YwROhTbo
Maybe McGregor knew something the rest of us didn’t.
While it’s nice to see Mystic Mac reach out to Ferguson and lend his support, the Irish superstar has his own problems to worry about. Not only was McGregor arrested earlier this week for stomping on a fan’s cellphone and taking it away (video here), but he’s now being sued by that same fan.
Seems like the UFC’s lightweight division has a lot of work to do outside of the Octagon.