Tony Ferguson Looks Ready for His Next Fight as He Reacts to Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier 2

Published 01/24/2021, 5:56 AM EST


‘El Cucuy’ Tony Ferguson kept a close eye on the UFC 257 pay-per-view where Dustin Poirier stopped Conor McGregor in round 2. Furthermore, Michael Chandler made his triumphant UFC debut as he knocked out Dan Hooker in the first round. Overall, it was a magnificent night of fights in one of the biggest events of the year.

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Ferguson fought at the last pay-per-view of 2020, as he came up short against Charles Oliveira. He endured a difficult 2020, suffering back-to-back losses for the first time in his career. But, he is certainly preparing himself for a triumphant return in 2020 and would have been scouting the opposition. He congratulated both Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier for their top-notch efforts in the main event of UFC 257.

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The lightweight division now has a new contender in the form of former Bellator champion ‘Iron’ Michael Chandler who made a thrilling debut in his new organization. He could have fought Ferguson in 2020, but that bout never quite materialized.

Ferguson ruled the division for over 8 years with a 12-fight win streak. Even though he won the interim belt at UFC 216 after defeating Kevin Lee, he never got the chance to fight for the undisputed title due to a series of unfortunate incidents. Hence, he will look to get back to title contention in 2021.

Who should Tony Ferguson fight next?

There’s still plenty of enticing matchups available for ‘El Cucuy‘. With Conor McGregor‘s recent loss, a bout between him and Ferguson is certainly a probability. Also, Nate Diaz is on the cusp of his return to lightweight.

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A fight between Diaz and Ferguson will be monumental for the UFC. Furthermore, top contenders like Paul Felder and Rafael dos Anjos are looking for a top opponent, and based on the rankings and form guide, ‘El Cucuy’ fits the bill.

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)

Also, Michael Chandler has proved his star power with a brilliant performance at UFC 257. Considering the previous back-and-forth between them, a potential match-up would be very enticing, to say the least. So, there is an array of fights Ferguson can have upon his return to 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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