Gregor Gillespie calls out Tony Ferguson: ‘I think it’s time for me to ankle pick you in that octagon’

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Gregor Gillespie will give the callout route another shot.

Not one to usually issue challenges, Gillespie (14-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) broke his rule when he called out former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis in 2019. He never ended up getting that fight, but he will try this methodology once again.

This time, Gillespie is targeting a bout with former interim champ Tony Ferguson (25-6 MMA, 15-4 UFC). The self-proclaimed best fisherman in MMA put together a video, throwing in one of Ferguson’s most popular catch phrases.

“For the last 15 fights, people have been pressuring me and annoying me to call someone out. I never wanted to, but I think it’s time to play the game. I want my second call out to count, so Tony Ferguson, I think it’s time for me to ankle pick you in that octagon. What do you say?”

Gillespie is coming off a second-round TKO of Carlos Diego Ferreira at UFC on ESPN 24 in May. The standout wrestler is currently ranked No. 10 in the UFC’s lightweight rankings and is looking to climb the ladder by facing Ferguson.

After amassing a 12-fight winning streak, including capturing the interim title, Ferguson has lost three straight to former interim champ Justin Gaethje, current lightweight champ Charles Oliveira and top contender Beneil Dariush. Ferguson never responded to Gillespie’s callout, but did allude to potential fight news.

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