Somewhere between the excitement of UFC 205 and the drama surrounding Khabib Nurmagomedov, Tony Ferguson became the forgotten man of the lightweight division.
Just one week before Conor McGregor’s theatrics in New York, Ferguson capped off a record-breaking nine-fight win streak at lightweight with the most impressive victory of his UFC career, a five-round route over former champion Rafael dos Anjos. Ferguson sunk back into the shadows afterward while the fight world turned its gaze to the Irishman. But now that UFC 205 is over and the 155-pound division is wide open with options, Ferguson is already tired of hearing from Nurmagomedov about what is deserved in this mercurial game.
“All bullsh*t aside, the guy is a whiny b*tch,” Ferguson said of Nurmagomedov on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour. “He can whine as much as he wants to.
“Instead of people saying, ‘hey, you need to go for the belt,’ or, ‘you need to do this, you need to do that’ — me, I’m waving my little finger in the air and I f*cking keep moving forward. I’m going to keep doing what I’m doing, which is taking care of my family and training my ass off. And that translates into winning and getting Performance of the Night bonuses. Right now I got, what, eight finishes out of 12? I’m on a nine-fight win streak. I’m what, 22-3? Sh*t, where’s my title shot, man? I’m not complaining, I’m not saying nothing, because I know it’s going to come to me.”
From a numbers standpoint alone, Ferguson’s current run stands as one of the most remarkable feats accomplished by any lightweight in UFC history. His string of wins includes dominant performances over Edson Barboza, Josh Thomson, Gleison Tibau, and dos Anjos, and that success now has ….View full article
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