Tony Ferguson is Back And He Wants to Make Up for Lost Time… The Fighter With the Longest Winning Streak in the UFC Lightweight Division Wants a Piece of the Two Biggest Fights Possible for Him Right Now… Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagamedov…
It’s been a neverending tale of recovery for Tony Ferguson over the last couple of years. Widely regarded as one of the most dangerous lightweight fighters on the planet, he’s currently riding a mad eleven fight winning streak at 155lbs. You have to go back seven years to 2012 when he last lost, by a unanimous decision to Michael Johnson.
Since then he’s looked nigh unstoppable. He’s had moments of adversity but comes back to stun and destroy every opponent who has stood in his path. That led him to the UFC interim championship, but an MCL tear saw him stripped after just four months.
Then he had to deal with personal problems including a restraining order. He rightly was told to take some time before a comeback and now it all appears to be resolved. Now he’s called out Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagamedov. Check out the epic video below.
“I’m Back MF’s” – Champ Shit Only ????? pic.twitter.com/NR08ef1072
— Tony Ferguson (@TonyFergusonXT) May 6, 2019
Back in Business
Ferguson seems to have resolved his problems outside of the cage, which is good for him and for his fans who will be delighted that he’s back in a healthy place mentally. Now it looks like he’s targeting a quick return to the octagon and he’s got two names on his lips: Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagamedov.
He basically called out the two men in a video that he released on Twitter. It started off almost like a horror movie and went on to show his highlights, with UFC commentator Joe Rogan providing the narrative. What a fight it would be if we could finally see him face off against the two biggest names in the division.
‘El Cucuy’ has only recently left his former management group Paradigm for Ballengee Group. This could be key in getting him a fight with McGregor who is represented by Paradigm. Politics at the top of the lightweight division could stall Ferguson’s attempts to get a shot at the title this year though.
Khabib has to take on interim champion Tony Ferguson first, to unite the two belts. What happens next will be interesting. If McGregor fights soon and wins, then you can bet that there will be a rematch lined up between the two men. As harsh as it may be, Ferguson’s best chance of getting a go at the title may be to beat McGregor first.
There is another name in the hat now though too. Donald Cerrone is experiencing a career renaissance and looks to have bypassed a whole bunch of fighters to climb the ranks of the division. He’s got the drawing power to potentially tempt McGregor into a fight.
If McGregor isn’t interested, then Cerrone could be next in line for Ferguson, with the winner of those two going on to fight the winner of Khabib v Poirier. Just how stacked is lightweight right now?