Those worried about Tony Ferguson’s health following UFC 274 can breathe easy.
Ferguson shared the Octagon with Michael Chandler on the main card of UFC 274 on May 7. This event emanated from the Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Many expected a war going into this one and that’s what they got for as long as the fight lasted.
In the first round, both men were swinging and connecting. At times, Chandler looked like he was swinging a bit too wild and out of range. A counter left hand from Ferguson dropped Chandler. This eventually led to “Iron” going for the takedown and scoring.
Ferguson did some damage off his back, slicing his opponent open with elbows. Chandler returned the favor, cutting “El Cucuy” with strikes in top control.
UFC officials tell us CT Scan for Tony Ferguson was NEGATIVE and he's been discharged from a local hospital here in Phoenix. #UFC274
— Mike Bohn (@MikeBohn) May 8, 2022
The fight went to the second round and it didn’t last long there. Chandler landed a flush front kick to the jaw of Tony Ferguson. The former interim UFC Lightweight Champion was out cold.
UFC officials had some good news for the media as Ferguson was discharged from a local hospital. He underwent a CT scan and the results were negative (h/t Mike Bohn)