When the new main event for UFC 249 between Justin Gaethje and Tony Ferguson was announced, fans expected nothing less than fireworks. But it was “The Highlight” who dictated the pace throughout 24 minutes of action, leading to a late TKO victory with a minute and a half left in the fight.
It was the “El Cucuy’s” first taste of defeat in six years, as the fight did wow most fans. Apparently, including UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones.
“Bones,” did have a unique take on the fight, which he posted on Twitter. As of this writing, this tweet remains undeleted.
Damn, beat that man like he broke into the wrong house— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) May 10, 2020
Jones is likely referencing to his previous posts about Anthony Smith’s home invasion in early April. In one tweet, which he deleted afterward, Jon told “Lionheart” to buy a weapon because a “douche bag” like himself “could’ve had his way” all night.
As for UFC 249’s headliners, both Gaethje and Ferguson will take home an extra $50,000 for Fight of the Night honors. Gaethje was also awarded a Performance of the Night bonus.