Peter Yan comments on Tony Ferguson’s defeat at UFC 256

Reigning UFC Bantamweight Champion Peter Yan shared his thoughts on Tony Ferguson’s recent defeat against Charles Oliveira at UFC 256 last weekend.

Recall that Ferguson was considered the favorite of the fight against Oliveira, but the Brazilian managed to easily control his opponent on the ground, thanks to which he won a dominant victory, which became for him by the eighth in a row.

“Everyone has their own time. This is a hard sport, everyone has their own time here. I think he will still perform, but now is the time for younger fighters – more hungry, versatile, fresh”, – quotes Peter Yan “Sport-Express”.

Note that the head of the UFC, Dana White, was disappointed with Ferguson’s performance in the fight with Oliveira, while expressing doubts about his future career in MMA.

Magomed Ismailov doubts that he will have revenge with Mineev

Middleweight ASA Magomed Ismailov, who won Ivan Shtyrkov by unanimous decision yesterday at the ACA 115 tournament, is not sure that he will have a revenge with Vladimir Mineev. As Maga noted, Mineev himself abandoned the rematch when he wanted to fight with him shortly after a draw in 2018.

“I don’t know if I’ll fight Mineev. For me, he’s not the kind of person I’m going to brush aside – we have a story and so on. He just once said that he was not interested in me, it was such a time.

Immediately after our confrontation, I asked for revenge, said: “Let’s do it immediately.” Literally 3-4 days later, I realized that everything was fine with me. And he said that he was not interested in me. And then I thought: “Okay, let’s see who is not interested in whom,” Magomed Ismailov said at a press conference after the ACA 115 tournament.

Recall that Mineev, after Ismailov’s victory over Shtyrkov, challenged him.

Charles Oliveira believes he must fight for the title with the winner of the McGregor-Poirier fight

Brazilian mixed martial arts fighter Charles Oliveira believes that winning yesterday’s fight over Tony Ferguson gives him the right to compete for the UFC lightweight title, and his rival should be the winner of the fight between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier.

“Khabib swore on his father’s grave that he would not return. I think he will not break his word. Gaethje can fight anyone, because I want the winner of the fight between Conor and Poirier. I have eight victories in a row, seven of which I finished ahead of schedule, without letting the judges decide my fate. Therefore, I deserve to fight for the belt.

My next fight should be a title fight. This is my dream and the dream of my team. Of course, the fight with McGregor gives a lot, this also applies to money. Financially, the fight with Dustin is not so attractive, but it doesn’t matter because I want to win the title, ”said Oliveira.

Recall that the duel between Charles and Tony became the co-main event of UFC 256, which took place on December 12 at the UFC Apex arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Oliveira won by unanimous decision.