While No. 1-ranked Lightweight contender, Khabib Nurmagomedov, and his Featherweight counterpart, interim 145-pound champion, Jose Aldo, publicly take Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) to task for its recent handling of both divisions, Tony Ferguson shakes his head from the shadows, a mix of disgust, humor and quiet — albeit terrifying — confidence.
“El Cucuy” is on an eight-fight win streak, six of which he has finished within the distance to earn five “Performance of the Night” bonuses, dating back to 2013. The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 13 winner was supposed to fight Nurmagomedov in Dec. 2015 in a 155-pound No. 1 contender eliminator match, but the Dagestani ducked him was forced to withdraw because of (another) injury.
Perhaps it would not have mattered anyway, considering that 145-pound champion, Conor McGregor, ditched the entire Lightweight line and will next fight division kingpin Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205, which takes place inside Madison Square Garden in New York, N.Y., on Nov. 12, 2016. Regardless, Ferguson gives zero fucks, preferring instead to let his fists do the talking as he lets the rest of the “pansies” sort themselves out.
“Honestly, all those whiney bitches can fight over the belt,” Ferguson told Submission Radio. “When I get to that spot, they better seriously recycle that belt because so many damn filthy hands have been on it. Seriously, I’m the only one that’s been earning the shit in this division. You can talk your way to the division (McGregor) and you can sit out for the longest time and try to wait for a title shot (Nurmagomedov) — I’ve been earning my way up the whole entire time, taking great fights, taking moderate fights, but no matter what, coming out with finishes.
“No matter what, I’m a very entertaining fighter,” he said. “I ….View full article
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