Tony Ferguson Poses With His Wife to Wish His Mexican Fans Happy Independence Day

Published 09/17/2021, 11:07 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 05: Tony Ferguson poses during a ceremonial weigh-in for UFC 229 at T-Mobile Arena on October 05, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ferguson will fight Anthony Pettis in a lightweight bout at UFC 229 on October 6 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


Tony Ferguson took to Twitter to wish his Mexican fans on account of Independence day. The former UFC interim lightweight champion poses with his girlfriend for the special day.

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‘El Cucuy’ is an American-born professional mixed martial artist. He is one of the prominent names in the lightweight division of the promotion.

Furthermore, Ferguson comes from a Mexican heritage and also pays homage to his Mexican origin with his moniker of ‘El Cucuy’, which means ghost in Mexico.

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Recently, Ferguson took to social media to celebrate a Mexican national day. 16 September signifies the most important day of Mexican history. It is the Independence day of Mexico is also called “Grito de Dolores” in Mexican.

‘El Cucuy’ posted a picture with his girlfriend and wrote, “Mexican Independence Dayze” -XTA2- Hometeam # Cucuy Status”

‘El Cucuy’ is one of the best lightweight fighters in the UFC. However, he is on a three-fight skid. But this is the only time Ferguson lost a few back-to-back fights. Other than his losses, the 37-year-old has an illustrious UFC career,

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Tony Ferguson: Brief look at his UFC career

‘El Cucuy’ is one of the best lightweight fighters to ever grace the UFC octagon. The 26-6 record holder has an amazing professional fighting career. He is a skilled finisher with twelve via knockout and nine via submissions under his name.

The 37-year-old quickly laddered up the ranks after his UFC debut by winning big fights. He has defeated many skilled fighters such as Edson Barboza, Donald Cerrone, and Anthony Pettis.

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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)

‘El Cucuy’ defeated Kevin Lee in the third round of the fight at UFC 216 to become the UFC interim lightweight champion. The lightweight fighter was on a 12 fight win streak before he faced a rough time and lost three fights in a row.

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The year 2020 has been a rough one for the ‘El Cucuy’. However, the combat fans are eagerly waiting for his comeback.

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What are your thoughts on Tony Ferguson’s UFC career? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Afnan Chougle

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Afnan Chougle is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Besides writing, this Media graduate is an integral part of the digital web stories team for combat sports. Before joining EssentiallySports, Afnan gained valuable experience as an intern at Jiostudios Production House.

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