Tony Ferguson had many things to say about UFC president Dana White ahead of his fight with Michael Chandler. It wasn't clear what exactly the problem was but one thing was clear, ‘El Cucuy' was not pleased with the man.

It's a strange situation but Tony Ferguson recently explained, on The MMA Hour, why he had a problem with Dana White. Some of it has to do with the way the UFC president made him feel about different aspects of his career.

“I have nothing against going up a weight class,” said Ferguson (ht MMA News). “For a long time, Dana made me feel like shit for going up a weight. But he made me feel like shit for a long time, and when you have people making you feel like sh*t like that, essentially you start to almost believe it.

“I’m not standing here giving him the finger, but I’m kinda sitting here like, I’m gonna do me for me now, and you’re gonna watch me now. I’m not trying to be unhappy anymore, because I just can’t do that shit anymore. I’m not gonna let commentary or people have that fault and throw it in my shit. I do that myself, and I do it enough.”

There is a frustration with Dana White for not letting UFC athletes compete in other sports. Tony Ferguson has also wanted to compete in sports like baseball and pro wrestling.

“I come from Grand Valley State University as a wrestler. I wanna go do pro wrestling, I got Uncle Brock [Lesnar] that’s right there watching me,” said Ferguson. “I wanna go do all these things but then I have this guy right here acting like a fucking drug dealer telling me I can’t go and do this shit. I wanna go make more money for my family.”