All You Need to Know About Tony Ferguson’s Diet and Eating Routine

Published 05/15/2021, 1:43 PM EDT
JACKSONVILLE, FL – MAY 09: Tony Ferguson (L) of the United States looks to punch Justin Gaethje (R) of the United States in their Interim lightweight title fight during UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 9, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)


A fighter’s diet is one of the most important things in his life. It’s the source of his energy, and it helps him maintain a healthy body type. Hence, several UFC fighters employ nutritionists to help them with their ideal diet and help them take a step above the rest of the competition. UFC lightweight superstar Tony Ferguson is no different as he employs a steady and healthy diet.

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Ferguson has never missed weight in his entire career, and he is very strict with his diet. He tries to cook his own food when he gets the chance. He also includes plenty of fruits and vegetables with every dish. In addition to this, Ferguson also eats some egg whites, boiled chicken, and brown rice. It’s all very healthy food with no ingredients that might interfere with his health.

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In terms of his general diet, though, it is more relaxed and allows for bigger portions. This provides him with extra calories to grow his muscles and have the energy for training.

Additionally, ‘El Cucuy’ takes his fellow lightweight Dustin Poirier’s words by heart and keeps himself hydrated at all times. He might also drink some green tea if he wants to speed up his thermogenesis and metabolism. However, he drinks fluids that are rich in electrolytes and avoids any sugary drinks that might harm him.

Tony Ferguson, his fight against Beneil Dariush, and his weight cuts

Ferguson’s diet is a lot stricter when preparing for a fight. Like every other fighter, he gets a coach to help him formulate a weight-cutting plan and get the best results possible. A good weight cut is necessary if the fighter wants to put in a great performance, and ‘El Cucuy’ knows this better than anyone else.

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)

After losing two fights in a row, Ferguson’s career is at a crossroads. He will need to find his form if he wants to stay in contention for the title. Currently ranked at number five in the official UFC lightweight rankings, his fight against Beneil Dariush at UFC 262 is all the more important.

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If he wins the fight, Ferguson will definitely join the table for a shot at the title. It’s what he has been working towards all this time, and hopefully, fans will get to see the best version of Tony Ferguson that there is.

Do you think Tony Ferguson can beat Beneil Dariush?

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Aniket Awasthi

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Aniket Awasthi is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for MMA and the UFC in general to enhance his journalism. He calls charismatic names like Chael Sonnen and 'The Count' Michael Bisping as his favorite fighters, but he is a great admirer of the rise of Israel Adesanya ever since he fought Rob Wilkinson at UFC 221.

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