Earlier this week, the two-time Arnold Classic Men’s Physique champ was involved in a parking lot brawl outside of his local gym after a fellow gym-goer challenged him to a fight, according to a video by Nick’s Strength and Power. While Ferguson dominated the guy, he wasn’t the aggressor, according to clips from his Instagram story that were captured by Desktop Bodybuilding.
To make a long story short, Ferguson claims that he politely confronted the man inside the gym about leaving four plates, or 180 pounds, on each side of the machine he was using. Apparently, the man responded angrily and asked Ferguson to take it outside. As it turns out, challenging the men’s physique athlete wasn’t in his best interest.
In less than a minute, Ferguson had ducked a wild hook, initiated a double-leg takedown, dumped his opponent, and then clinched the full mount (a position where one fighter is straddling the torso of another downed opponent with both legs) before the fight was broken up. While we don’t condone fighting your fellow gym members, we’ll admit that Ferguson has some skill (and, well, his opponent is seriously lacking some).
All we have is a video of the takedown and mount, which you can see at 1:22 in the video below.
As Ferguson began to turn his back, he quickly realized that the guy was coming back at him, so he squared up and continued walking back to create space. The aggressor stepped in with a heavily telegraphed right hook, so Ferguson ducked under and tied up his body. Then, he took full mount. This is an ideal position to be in because it leaves your opponent helpless with their head and upper limbs exposed. At this point, most fights would be over.
“I showed this kid mercy like three times,” Ferguson said in his Instagram story. “I even walked away from him.”
Unfortunately for the alleged aggressor, Ferguson’s takedown was pretty impressive. Check out the clip of two MMA pros below, and you’ll see that Ferguson executed a pretty flawless takedown in comparison. (Granted, his competition certainly wasn’t Ultimate Fighting Championship quality.)