Tony Ferguson Reveals How He Recovered Quickly After a 5 Round War With Justin Gaethje

Published 12/10/2020, 7:30 AM EST
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO – NOVEMBER 05: Tony Ferguson of the United States raises his hand after facing Rafael Dos Anjos of Brazil in their lightweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Arena Ciudad de Mexico on November 5, 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Tony Ferguson is a special athlete. ‘El Cucuy’ is an extremely unorthodox fighter that makes him a real challenge for anyone put in front of him. Ferguson is also an extremely eccentric individual who does not go by the book. Be it his training methods or the way he fights or how he recovers from injuries, Ferguson definitely has his own way of doing things. This is one of the reasons that draw fans towards him. 

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‘El Cucuy’ has a method to his madness. In 2018 he suffered a torn LCL. The doctors told the American fighter that it would take almost a year if not more for him to recover and get back into the octagon. However, Ferguson took his recovery into his own hands. In a move that shocked everyone stepped into the octagon six months after an extremely serious injury

Not only did Ferguson recover impressively from a potentially career-ending injury, but he also returned an even better fighter and stopped Pettis in the second round. He left his opponent a bloody mess. 

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Read: Tony Ferguson compares himself to Eminem ahead of UFC 256 

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Tony Ferguson set to take on Charles Oliveira in his return fight 

In a recent interview with Morning Kombat, Brian Campbell asked Tony Ferguson how he was able to recover so quickly from his fight against Justin Gaethje, where he suffered an orbital fracture. He said, “For the longest time even when I was fighting I did not have insurance…. Being injured and taking care of my body is one of those things. I started without a health and recovery fellow let’s say it that way.”

Ferguson continued, “I’ve been involved in a hospital for a very long time… With a couple of people part of the men’s Olympic volleyball team. And it gave me the confidence to be able to know that I do know what the f**k I’m doing. I’ve been injured plenty of times to do this stuff. I know how to take care of my body, I know nutrition is a huge part of it…. I can explain the process to you but everybody’s body is different, I train my body to be prepared for war.”

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 06: Tony Ferguson interacts with media during the UFC 249 press conference at T-Mobile Arena on March 06, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Ferguson now has an excellent opportunity to bounce back against Charles Oliveira. He will aim to prove the doubters wrong again and get back in contention for a title shot.  

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Kevin Binoy

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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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