‘No Tear’- Tony Ferguson Provides Injury Update After UFC 262

Published 05/21/2021, 11:34 PM EDT
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – MAY 09: Tony Ferguson of the United States prepares to fight Justin Gaethje of the United States prior to their Interim lightweight title fight during UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 09, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)


Fan-favorite fighter, Tony Ferguson, suffered yet another loss when he faced Beneil Dariush at UFC 262 last weekend. The former interim lightweight champion has seen a fall from grace as he went from a 12-0 win streak to 0-3 in one year. 

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‘El Cucuy’, for the longest time, was thought to be the fighter who could potentially hand Khabib Nurmagomedov his first professional loss, or at least come close to it. However, based on recent form, Ferguson is closer to being released by the UFC than he is to a title shot. Although Ferguson stated that he would continue fighting, fans will be hoping that he re-thinks his decision as he is on an alarming slump.

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What’s next for Tony Ferguson?

Ferguson recently took to Twitter to provide an update on his health. He said, “Slight Sprain No Tear” Faith, Family, Friends & Crew Rest, Recover, Repeat x 3 Let’s Go- Champ -CSO- #ActiveRest Two Weeks Baby!!!  -XTA2- Hometeam # Beyond🙏Blessed One”

At UFC 262, Dariush trapped Ferguson in a leg lock. Dariush’s hold was extremely tight, and he made sure to twist the leg completely. Dariush claimed that he heard a pop and was very confident that there would have been some serious damage to Ferguson’s leg. However, to the relief of his fans, Ferguson has now stated that it’s just a ‘sprain’ and nothing else.

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In the post-fight press conference, White was not too keen on letting Ferguson continue. This was primarily due to his age and the manner in which he lost his three fights. However, ‘El Cucuy’ most definitely wants to continue. 

An interesting fight that could be made is Tony Ferguson vs Donald Cerrone. Both men are fan-favorites and have been on a slump in their last few fights. White stated that he would allow Cerrone one more fight in the promotion. Hence, a rematch against Ferguson would make perfect sense. It would be the perfect send-off for two of the most liked fighters in the UFC. 

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What do you make of a potential fight between Ferguson and Cerrone? Let us know in the comments below!

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Kevin Binoy is an MMA author at EssentiallySports. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Fergusson College and has been covering sports professionally for over two years. Besides working with the MMA writing team, Kevin is a core member of the organization's web stories team and is responsible for delivering engaging MMA web stories.

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