Tony Ferguson wins wild scrap as broken hand ends Anthony Pettis' night

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Pettis's corner called a halt to the action after two rounds due to a broken hand.

"Where you at McNuggets - you fucking piece of shit?" he said.

Pettis attempted to get the finish but Ferguson did a masterful job of holding on until he could regain his composure.

Pettis was cut deeply by the left eye and blood was pouring out of it. Ferguson is pressuring his foe, walking him down, getting in his face, and throwing kicks and punches from every angle. Spinning backfist from Ferguson just misses. left hand lands. He's trying to get Pettis out of there, but "Showtime" throws up a cartwheel kick and escapes the round. The fight is waved off, with Ferguson winning by TKO.

Ferguson was constantly moving forward using his lead jab and front kicks to keep Pettis inside his range and never giving the former lightweight champion room to breathe. They came flying at each other to begin Round 2 and Pettis cracked Ferguson with a crunching right hand, which hurt Ferguson badly. Ferguson plays with Pettis' head. Anthony Pettis is bleeding, but the fight will be continued! Tony counters low kick with tremendous right hand!

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El Cucuy on the top raining punches on the ground.

Anthony Pettis was the UFC lightweight champ for a spell, and though he's since fallen down the ladder a bit, he's remained an elite - and highly creative - striker. Ferguson was able to hold on until the fight was stopped to attend to him.

Former lightweight and featherweight champion Conor McGregor will return from a almost two-year absence to face current titleholder Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Ferguson brought to tears after earning the win. That's right, all he needs is one takedown and he gets the win. With Ferguson being the only man to defeat him in his last seven contests-and with some controversy swirling around his health in that fight-Lee says he would love to run that fight back.

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