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Bad news for complacent UFC lightweights: ‘Pissed’ Tony Ferguson is not retiring

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UFC President Dana White believes former interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson is no longer the bloodthirsty killer who once terrorized the 155-pound weight class, winning 12 straight fights with nine violent finishes.

That assessment may lead some of the Top 10 competitors to feel like they’ve somehow managed to escaped the wrath of “El Cucuy,” but according to the “pissed” Ferguson, who turned 37 back in February, the best is yet to come.

“It Ain’t Over Yet McGavin ... The Way I See It ... We’ve Only Just Begun,” Ferguson wrote on Instagram, quoting the “Happy Gilmore” movie. “Retire And Give These [Mother Fuckers] A Break? No, I Don’t Think So. Not On My Watch... Now I’m Pissed. Thank You Hardcore For Picking Me Up When I Was Down Crew.”

Ferguson was expected to contend for the lightweight title in late 2020; however, a technical knockout loss to Justin Gaethje at UFC 249 put a halt to those plans. What followed were consecutive losses to Charles Oliveira (UFC 256) and Beneil Dariush (UFC 262).

“Art Of Fighting,” Ferguson continued. “New Crew, New Time, Zero Excuses. Moar Effort.”

Expect the 25-6 “El Cucuy” to make his Octagon return at some point later this year.