Here’s What All the Tattoos of Tony Ferguson Mean

Published 05/15/2021, 1:12 AM EDT


Like most fighters, Tony Ferguson, too, has some extremely prominent tattoos that have attracted UFC fans’ attention. The 37-year-old has 7 tattoos on his body. Akin to most MMA fighters, getting an aggressive look is one of the prime reasons behind Ferguson having them. However, there’s more to that than just for looks.

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‘El Cucuy’ has tattoos on his back, both arms, forearms, legs, and calves. Each tattoo signifies some sort of deeper meaning. Here we take a detailed look into Tony Ferguson’s tattoos.

Detailed meaning of all 7 tattoos of Tony Ferguson

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Ferguson has a large cross and wings tattoo on his back. The cross is actually there to represent the religious views that he possesses. Also, almost every MMA fighter has experienced some sort of near-death incident in their fighting career. The large wings on his back are a representation of that.

‘El Cucuy’ has a tribal tattoo on his upper hand. Basically, for the mean look, a fighter possesses. Ferguson has another tattoo on the inner side of his right forearm. This tattoo has his wife Cristina Servin’s name on it. The word Cristina signifies it. Also, he has a tattoo of a dog’s face. Ferguson is a vivid pet lover and owns a dog. He considers his pet a part of his family.

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)

The other side of Ferguson’s forearm has Armand Anthony written on it. This tattoo is nothing but a representation of his actual name, Anthony Armand Ferguson Padilla. It is surrounded by musical notes. Ferguson has a large T tattooed near the wrist of his left forearm. This is to signify the initials of his name, Tony.

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‘El Cucuy’, a lifelong wrestler, has a USA wrestling map tattooed on the lower side of his right leg. He has an animated warrior tattooed on his left leg. It is holding a sword and wearing armor. This is to signify to the warrior that he is inside the Octagon.

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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