Eddie Bravo says entering Tony Ferguson’s corner during UFC 249 at the end of the fourth round to speak with the fighter “was a mistake” in a shocking revelation.
Bravo described the frenzied state of Ferguson’s corner for his interim UFC light title clash with Justin Gaethje in a recent episode of Joe Rogan’s podcast.
He admitted that the corner was completely disorganized and says he is surprised when Ferguson’s coach asked him to speak to “El Cucuy” between the fourth and fifth rounds.
Eddie Bravo essentially admitting that Tony’s corner was completely disorganized.
-Says he was surprised when Tony’s coach asked him to speak to Tony at the end of the fourth
– he says he went to the end of the fourth to speak with Tony “it was a mistake” # UFC249pic.twitter.com / sQ03wKnTy2
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“Just when the bell rang after round four, Rashad turns around and says” Eddie get In there “and I wasn’t ready for that, man! He told Rogan about the Joe Rogan Experience.
“This is the fourth round and it’s him [Tony Ferguson] bad. I hadn’t realized how cut he was until I approached him.
“I was like ‘Okay, should I give him some advice?’ It was a mistake for me to get in there. It was definitely a mistake. “
Ferguson’s jiu-jitsu coach added: “I’m going there and at this point, he’s hurt and cut. A lot of things are swirling in my head and I’m thinking ‘What’s the best advice here?’ And it’s so silent! And it was so strange.
“Within and the first thing I notice is that it has been cut more than I could see from my point of view. Perhaps the best thing to do was to stay outside and get past it without further damage. I got stuck.”