Former interim lightweight champion, Tony Ferguson has urged fans and supporters to “keep the faith” after last night’s one-sided unanimous decision loss to Paddy Pimblett at UFC 296 last night, despite calls from promotional CEO, Dana White for the Oxnard veteran to retire from active competition.
Ferguson, former interim lightweight champion, and perennial division competitor, featured on UFC 296’s main card in Las Vegas last night. Ferguson suffered his seventh consecutive defeat in the form of an lopsided decision loss to Liverpool native Pimblett.
The defeat came as Ferguson’s second since the summer, having previously dropped an eventual third round arm-triangle submission loss to Bobby Green back in July at UFC 291 in a lightweight scrap.
And following his loss, Ferguson, who was described as appearing “old” and “slow” by promotional leader, White, was urged to call time on his storied and memorable career in the sport.
“I would love to see Tony (Ferguson) retire,” Dana White told assembled media after UFC 296. “When you talk about a skid, you look at the guys he fought, too. It’s important to look at how he looked right up until the end. Tony tonight looked like he…