Tony Ferguson Has a Fight Confirmed – Dana White Provides an Update

Published 12/19/2021, 2:13 PM EST


Former interim lightweight champion, Tony Ferguson has been missing from action for quite some time. Naturally, even the media have begun to miss one of the most entertaining fighters the lightweight division has to offer. The UFC star has an impressive record of 26 wins and 6 losses, out of which 3 losses have been very recent.

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Following his loss to reigning champion Charles Oliveira and Beneil Dariush in May 2021, Tony decided to take a break from the octagon. Finally, at the final UFC card of the year, Dana White has provided an update about El Cucuy’s return.

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Dana White was quizzed about Tony’s return to the octagon, as the superstar is being dearly missed. It has been 7 months since the world saw Ferguson compete. At the final post-fight presser of the year. White stated that the UFC has already found an opponent for the former interim champ and it will be announced soon.

“I think, I think we have a fight for Tony Ferguson. I think we have him lined up with somebody. Is it a fun fight? yeah I mean they’re all fun fights. Look at tonight, they’re all fun fights. I mean, even the cards that get doubted are usually the best cards, you know ever.”

Who should Tony Ferguson Fight next?

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Things haven’t been easy for the American mixed martial artist ever since he faced Justin Gaethje in 2020. This fight snapped his impressive 12 fight win streak that stretched across the past decade and contained names of former champions. However, everything changed in the past 2 years, and Ferguson has struggled to win a fight.

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Therefore, White needs to carefully place Ferguson back into the division and allow him to have a tune-up before he steps up in competition. The UFC lightweight division isn’t the same when the likes of Khabib, Kevin Lee, and Conor McGregor were on top.

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A new wave of hungry fighters has taken over the top 10, and it also includes Khabib’s younger brother, Islam Makhachev. Perhaps a fight with Dan Hooker will make the most sense, as the Australian is also on a losing skid of his own.

Who do you think Ferguson will fight next? Let us know in the comments.

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Ayank Chourasia

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Ayank Chourasia is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. He has been writing since 2016 across various fields, having done his BBA from T.I.

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