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Beneil Dariush might be considered a nice guy in most mixed martial arts circles, but it would seem Tony Ferguson still has a little problem with him.

According to Ferguson, Dariush went to help Justin Gaethje ahead of Gaethje’s fight with Ferguson last year at UFC 249, and so the former interim champion feels somewhat aggrieved.

“I had one of the best camps ever,” Dariush said, speaking at the UFC 262 press conference earlier today. “I’m looking forward to fighting Tony, and I think Tony needs to recognize that I’m in front of him. He needs to not worry about Khabib right now. He needs to worry about me.”

“Hey, homie, I already know that you went to help Justin Gaethje,” Ferguson responded quickly. “You’re a little bitch for going out there and helping him fight for the title. I didn’t know you did that. You listened to Ali Abdelaziz, and he fucking manipulated your ass. … Look, I have nothing against you. But seriously, my punches are going to fucking starch your ass. I’m going to knock you out.”