“I was in hell and I’m back. I was reborn”, said Tony Ferguson referring to the brutal knockout of which he was a victim by Michael Chanler on May 8 in one of the fights that was part of the UFC 274.
The “Cucuy”, who went to the ocógono as a favorite, suffered a kick to the chin in the second round of the UFC fight that left him in a desperate state on the canvas in the lightweight confrontation against Chandler at the Footprint Center in the city of Phoenix (United States).
The famous UFC fighter, who revealed that suffered loss of consciousness and memory After receiving the brutal KO, he detailed what happened: “I received a big kick to the chin last Saturday inside that octagon. It knocked me out for a long time. It was a terrifying feeling not remembering anything from the start of the second round until I got to the ambulance.” told the 38-year-old athlete on his social networks.
The brutal KO of Michael Chandler in MMA: round by round
Round 1: Ferguson’s left that hurt Chandler. ‘Cucuy’ presses with his striking, but Chandler recovered and responded with kicks to the legs. Chandler closed the distance and dropped Ferguson and attacks with ground and pound. Striking powerful by both flush with the canvas.
Round 2: Kick to the chin of Ferguson that knocked him out in the first seconds of the episode.
Another shot of Michael Chandler’s brutal KO in MMA
60 day medical suspension
Ferguson, 38, received a 60-day medical suspension from the Arizona Boxing and MMA Commission following his loss to Chandler at UFC 274 in Phoenix. The president of the UFC, Dana WhiteHe said after the fight that he would like to see Ferguson take an extended break from competition.
El Cucuy, for his part, said about it: “When I am ready to fight, I will let the UFC know, and I guarantee that they will also let me know.”