It’s been a moment since we’ve listened to any news about Tony Ferguson. Pursuing his surprising loss to Justin Gaethje at UFC 249 in May possibly of 2020, the wildman took a little bit of time out of the highlight following an extended combat camp that involved two fat cuts (since Tony gonna Tony).
At the end of July he resurfaced to declare himself ready to restart the climb again up to a light-weight title shot.
“You want to give me Conor, you give me Conor,” he told ESPN. “You want to give me Poirier, we’ll make it occur, and then we’ll combat for the winner of the Gaethje and Khabib struggle. I would really like to contend against Khabib, Poirier, McGregor. Those are the three correct there. Why? Talent-clever, that is why. Not mainly because of any other ways or usually means. Because of the talent and the athletic respect that I have for their talent that they have in this activity.”
And now it seems like the UFC is supplying him option B: Dustin Poirier.
Pursuing UFC on ESPN 15, Dana White responded to a problem regarding Ferguson’s next opponent becoming Poirier with a smile and “Probably.”
And now MMA Fighting’s Damon Martin is confirming the fight is in the performs:
Dana White states Tony Ferguson’s future fight will “most likely” be Dustin Poirier.
I can increase that talks have been initiated but very last I listened to, a offer isn’t really accomplished just nevertheless. Seems like October. #UFCVegas7
— Damon Martin (@DamonMartin) August 23, 2020
Dustin Poirier just fended off hard challenger Dan Hooker at the end of June, but he seems down to scrap, making a enjoy on his and Ferguson’s nicknames on Twitter.
As for Ferguson, he has not designed any remark on the bout considering the fact that it became public expertise … almost certainly simply because he’s as well purchases ground n’ pound breakdancing with his practice dummy.
When again, this leaves Conor McGregor out in the chilly and even further absent from a shot at the lightweight title than at any time. Earlier this month present-day 155 pound champ Khabib Nurmagomedov said he’d be ready to fight McGregor yet again … if he defeated a best contender like Dustin Poirier. But Conor is at this time expending his time instruction for a 180km water wheeler problem with the Princess of Monaco to elevate consciousness for drinking water protection.
Dana White recently stated Conor McGregor would not battle in the UFC once again in 2020 and it’s unquestionably wanting like which is real. But for us hardcores, who truly cares when the marketing is lining up killer bouts like Poirier vs. Ferguson?