We all know how much Dana White loves the new young rising star Paddy Pimblett, so he commented on his match against the much more famous and experienced fighter Tony Ferguson. That fight should take place on Dec. 16 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Really two very loud names, so it's no wonder why the UFC management chose just those two. Dana praised both fighters, however, they agree with most critics that if Tony loses this match, it might be time for him to think about retirement.
We remind you that the former interim UFC champion Tony Ferguson has lost six fights in a row, so the question arises whether it might be time to retire.
Tony Ferguson is a great fighter, Paddy still needs to prove himself, and the real opportunity is an experienced stay like Tony
“I think a lot of people think that Paddy is unproven, and I think a lot of people feel that Tony isn’t in deep water like he’s been in, in his last several fights,” White told MMA Junkie and other reporters at Tuesday’s DWCS 64 post-fight news conference.
“I think the matchmaking and the timing on this fight is excellent and couldn’t be more perfect. “If you look at Tony’s last few fights that he’s fought, he looked damn good before the (Michael) Chandler finish, and every fight that he’s fought on the last two, three fights.
He looked damn good right until the end. So, it’s a fun, interesting fight with two fun and interesting characters”. as quoted by MMAJunkie Dana White continued about the thirty-nine-year-old Tony Ferguson, saying that Ferguson lost in a row to much better and better fighters than Paddy Pimblett, but he felt that Tony still had the qualities and speed to fight.
In the end, he said that he has a good-natured proposal that if Tony loses his seventh in a row, he should say goodbye to his career. “I would let Tony make that decision, but I’m sure if he loses to Paddy he would probably look at calling it,” White said.
“He’s had a great career. Done a lot of things, had a lot of big fights. That would probably be a wrap for him. Hopefully”.
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