39 Y.O. Tony Ferguson Could Be More Then What Paddy Pimblett Could Handle Due to This Single Reason

Published 11/26/2023, 8:31 PM EST

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Tony Ferguson and Paddy Pimblett are set to clash at UFC 296 in what appears to be a perfectly matched fight. Nevertheless, the storyline takes an intriguing turn as Ferguson enters the bout on a six-fight losing streak, while Pimblett boasts a six-fight winning streak.

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Despite the apparent alignment of their trajectories, Michael Bisping holds a different perspective on the matchup. ‘The Count’ believes despite Ferguson’s lackluster performance in recent times he still holds enough experience to wreck Pimblet. Let us dig in to know the context behind Bisping’s words.

Michael Bisping warns Paddy Pimblet for his fight against Tony Ferguson

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Michael Bisping has been always supportive of Tony Ferguson. The former UFC fighter is known to have astute observations about the matches and his next prediction about UFC 296 co-main event may be precise as well. Bisping recently uploaded a video on YouTube where he answered the questions of UFC enthusiasts and one of the fans asked if Pimblet had any chance of defeating Ferguson.

‘Count’ straight out refused the fan’s analogy. He said “That’s a big f, If he beats Tony right. We can’t write Tony Ferguson off no way not after Bobby Green just beat Grant Dawson in seconds ahh and Tony is training with David Goggins” 

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Bisping has consistently maintained his optimism around Ferguson, asserting͏ that the latter’s time ͏in the spotlight is far from over. The former UFC champion has been a staunch supporter of Ferguson for quite some time. Based on his stateme͏nts, it appears that he is reluctant to en͏tertain the idea that Pimblet has the potential to defeat Ferguson de͏cisively. Down in the conversation, Bisping stated that training with Goggins is a bit awkward for ‘El Cuccy’.

Bisping is intrigued by Tony Ferguson’s training with David Goggins

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Michael Bisping is happy that Ferguson is training with Goggins but he finds it rather unsettling. The former middleweight champion stated that Ferguson’s training with Goggins might go against him. . “he’s training with David Goggins. I don’t get it. I don’t understand that,” said Bisping

He further added “Listen if you wanna go out there and you wanna run ultramarathons, you wanna run across Africa, you wanna go to the top of the Himalayas. Get involved with David Goggins. Jon Jones had him. I’m sure he’s very good at giving a speech . . . I don’t think Tony necessarily needs that.”

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What’s your opinion on Michael Bispin’s statement? Do you expect Tony Ferguson to defeat Paddy Pimblet? tell us about your opinion in the comments below.

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Suryakant Das

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Suryakant Das is a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. His fascination with combat sports was sparked by gleeful moments he shared with his father watching wrestling. An ardent fan of UFC star Charles Oliveira, Surya closely follows the sport and keeps tabs on behind-the-scenes action.
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