In what was touted as a critical battle for his vocation, Ferguson (25-6 MMA, 15-4 UFC) dropped a a single-sided unanimous selection to Beneil Dariush (21-4-1 MMA, 15-4-1 UFC) in the co-headliner at the Toyota Centre.
Right after dropping back again-to-back again fights for the 1st time, Ferguson manufactured adjustments to his preparing by teaming up with Freddie Roach. It didn’t spend dividends as he was overcome in the grappling.
What takes place now for the 38-12 months-aged? UFC president Dana White claimed he does not know what is next for him.
“I really don’t know,” White informed reporters, which includes MMA Junkie, at the UFC 262 post-struggle news conference. “I have not even thought about it. He’s difficult as hell nevertheless, male. He was in that heel hook and his ankle was unquestionably popping and his ankle the relaxation of the struggle looked like a golfing ball. Perhaps even a baseball. He held battling. There’s no stop in that dude. He’s tricky.
“He experienced a challenging a few rounds. He couldn’t get up from underneath Beneil, and he had a hard evening. So I don’t know. We’ll see what happens.”
Ferguson, a previous interim light-weight champion, was on a 12-battle profitable streak prior to his string of getting rid of results. It commenced with a fifth-round TKO decline to Justin Gaethje at UFC 249 in May possibly 2029, then he shed a 1-sided conclusion to Charles Oliveira.
White does not know if it was the Gaethje battle particularly that is contributing to latest outcomes, but he agrees “El Cucuy” is in a rough predicament.
“It could be (the hurt from the Gaethje decline), it could be, just, time will get us all,” White explained. “It’s one of people factors. I really don’t know which one particular, or the two. But regretably, it is certainly hit Tony.”