Tony Ferguson Unveils His Stellar New Look Ahead of UFC Return

Published 09/18/2020, 9:05 AM EDT


Former interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson took to social media and shared a stellar new look that’s he’s currently sporting. ‘El Cucuy’ has been in the news for various reasons as of late, and fans have found yet another. The post sees Ferguson in mean shape and has evoked a strong reaction from fans of the elite fighter.

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Regardless of his new avatar via Instagram, the MMA community has been calling for Tony’s return to action. The top-ranked 155-pound fighter last stepped into the cage against Justin Gaethje for the interim lightweight strap in May. The fight wouldn’t go in his favor as he was TKO’ed on the feet in the fifth round of the bout.

What’s more, the loss snapped a 12 fight unbeaten run that began back in October 2013 against Mike Rio. The aforementioned feat is more impressive when factoring in the caliber of the lightweight division. Furthermore, Ferguson had finished 9 out of the 12 fights during his streak, garnering the respect of fans.

Tony Ferguson: Where does he go from here?

The 25-4 fighter was recently in the headlines following a report that he would face Dustin Poirier on October 24. Moreover, the event is one of the most anticipated pay-per-views of the year based on the names placed on the bill. Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje will fight in the headlining feature on the card, and “El Cucuy” was slated to be one half of the co-main.

However, this would not come to fruition as the aforementioned targeted co-main event failed to materialize. This leaves Tony Ferguson out in the cold once more, a position he’s all too familiar with. The Mexican fighter has notoriously bad luck in both fight bookings and title shots at the promotion.

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Tony Ferguson will most likely miss out on a trip to Yas Island due to not having a bout in the works. Additionally, he will have to accrue a high-profile win before re-entering the conversation of title contention. Ferguson could perhaps set his sights on fighting Charles Oliveira or Dan Hooker to get back into the win column.

Also Watch-Tony Ferguson’s 12-fight win streak

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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