“I’m Comin’ After You 2022” – Tony Ferguson Pumped for a Return to the UFC Octagon Next Year

Published 12/29/2021, 6:13 AM EST
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)


The UFC lightweight division is boiling with some of the best MMA fighters aspiring for the title. Although Charles Oliveira has managed to defend his title against Dustin Poirier, he will not have a dearth of challengers. Fighters like Conor McGregor, Justin Gaethje, Islam Makhachev, and Tony Ferguson have their eyes on the belt.

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‘El Cucuy’, who is on a three-fight skid, had an impressive 12-fight win streak ahead of UFC 249. He lost to Justin Gaethje and then went down to ‘Do Bronx’ (UFC 256) and Beneil Dariush at UFC 262.

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However, he is eager to return with a bang. On Instagram, the fighter posted a picture of himself with a caption that read, “Feeling All Charged Up It’s On I’m Comin’ After You 2022- Champ.”

Ferguson reigned as the division’s interim champion after defeating Kevin Lee at UFC 216. However, the UFC stripped him off the belt because of inactivity. Nonetheless, the fighter came back to defeat Anthony Pettis and Donald Cerrone.

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Sadly, after such great fights, Ferguson hit a rough patch in his career with three consecutive losses. The 25-6-0 record holder is now ready to return and grab the title. However, he will have to work his way up the rankings with impressive wins.

Whom will Tony Ferguson fight?

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There are many notable opponents for Tony Ferguson to face. While he and McGregor are both famous fighters from the lightweight division, they have never faced each other. So this would be a very interesting match-up considering that Ferguson has recently called out the Irish fighter.

Likewise, a bout against Nate Diaz would be great to watch. As they have had a beef on social media, the prospect of seeing them finish it off in the octagon would be a great crowd puller.

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No matter who he faces, fans will just want to see him have his arm raised in the octagon. Who do you want to see Tony Ferguson fight? Let us know in the comments below.

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Rohini Kottu

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Rohini Kottu is a UFC Writer at EssentiallySports. She is also a Psychologist and has a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology. Rohini, in her role as a UFC writer, combines her admiration for the mental resilience that MMA fighters have and her love for analysis.

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