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A day after their Octagon fight, details on the UFC's best fighters

Welcome to Weekly Takedowns. sports illustratedA detailed consideration of MMA. Each week, this column provides insight and information on the most notable stories in the martial arts world.

Tony Ferguson went viral, but for all the wrong reasons.

Ferguson received a front kick from Michael Chandler at UFC 274 in May. It was a ferocious shoot. Ferguson was knocked out, giving new life to Chandler’s UFC run after a losing streak.

“Instantly, I knew I couldn’t stick with it,” says Ferguson. “Do–it happens. You take a loss, learn from the up, f— take a backup, and do it all over again.”