Tony Ferguson is one of the greatest lightweight fighters in the history of MMA. Moreover, he does not lose sleep over his canceled fights with Khabib Nurmagomedov anymore.
In an interview with Helen Yee Sports, Ferguson speaks about his MMA career and his resume. Most importantly, Ferguson reveals that although he did not get to fight Khabib, he is still happy with the high-profile names on his resume.
“Absolutely. Chase a cheque, never chase a b***h”, says Tony. He has no regrets over the fact his fight with Khabib never came to fruition. “This is life lessons, God never places too much on your plate” he adds.
Previously, Ferguson would face Nurmagomedov at the Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale. Unfortunately, the bout did not take place as Nurmagomedov took himself out of the fight due to injury. Eventually, Edson Barboza stepped in as a replacement, only to lose to Tony via submission.
Similarly, on April 18, 2020, both of them were scheduled again for UFC Lightweight Championship at UFC 249. Unfortunately, it did not happen either, as the unbeaten champion was unable to leave Russia due to restricted air travel as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Subsequently, Justin Gaethje stepped in to fight Ferguson and beat him via KO/TKO in the fifth round.
What’s Next for Tony Ferguson?
Currently, Tony has been preparing for his UFC 262 Co-Main Event against Beneil Dariush. Now 37, the fighter is rapidly approaching the end of his career. However, he will look for one last title shot before his retirement.
In order to do that, he needs to recover from his last two losses. Ferguson has joined up with legendary boxing trainer Freddie Roach and UFC legend, Georges St- Pierre. The two are capable of providing invaluable guidance to any fighter.
Ferguson is currently ranking No. 5 in the lightweight division. If he can string a few wins together, he could be in for a shot at the title. Recognized as one of the best in the division, ‘El Cucuy’ is more than capable of making it happen.
Although there is talk of Tony losing his edge, he is well capable of turning the tide at any given time. Fans will be praying for the best version of Tony at the Toyota Center in Houston on May 15.
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