Ferguson Threatens To Pull Out Of UFC 256 Bout If Oliveira Misses Weight
Tony Ferguson is set to face Charles Oliveira this Saturday at UFC 256 but the former interim champ is threatening to pull out should Oliveira miss weight. Ferguson took to Instagram to make it clear that he’s not playing around when it comes to making 155lbs. Ferguson stated he will pull out of the fight should Oliveira miss weight by more than 3 pounds…
HungerGamez’ -TUF13 – We Are No Longer Working W/ My Former Nutritionists Perfecting Athletes. At The Beginning Of This Camp I Made A Conscious Decision To Trust In What Got Me Here & The Results Are Amazing. I Have Been Competing In Athletics For Over 30 Years & Making Weight The Same Amount Of Time. Weight Is Good & Eating Right!!! I Am Counting On The Brazilian @charlesdobronxs & Others To Come In Overweight Like Usual. So I’m Calling It Now. Case Law: Short Notice Fight, @charlesdobronxs Will Not Cut Weight All Week & Show Up 3-4 Lbs Over Weight & Use The Excuse Of A Short Notice Fight. If he shows up that much overweight We are not competing. So crew, Make sure you visit the kids page @charlesdobronxs & Encourage him to make the weight if you want to see a fight. Champ Shit Only™️ Crew
Tony Ferguson via Instagram
Oliveira Responds to Ferguson Weight Remarks
Charles Oliveira wasted no time responding to Fergson’s threats. During the UFC Virtual Media Day on Wednesday, Oliveira pushed back at Ferguson and stated that El Cucuy needs to worry about making weight himself…
“Tony needs to worry about his own weight. It’s up to me what i do with my team. I have a ten year history in the UFC. I’ve learned a lot from my mistakes. He’s not the boogyman like everyone says.”
Ferguson does have a point though considering Oliveira has missed weight 4 times in his MMA career. The biggest miss was against Ricardo Lamas in which Oliveira missed the mark by 9 pounds. Since returning to Lightweight division in 2017 Oliveira has made the 155lb mark every time.