It’s no secret the UFC’s interim light-weight champ Tony Ferguson seems like he is been given the brief finish of the stick. Much has been made a few Khabib-McGregor and numerous others situations involving fighters from different “preventing backgrounds” not named Tony Ferguson. The interim champ is beginning to really feel a bit overlooked, and understandably so.
With Khabib chasing a paycheck with Floyd Mayweather throughout promotional strains (seemingly to not occur anytime quickly), the door has opened for Tony Ferguson to problem Conor McGregor when the Irishman finally makes his return to the octagon. There was even a cut-off date, the place Tony Ferguson was “actively” holding out for a consolidation struggle with McGregor, however the Irishman selected to moonlight in a distinct weight class.
Ferguson, a assured fighter in his personal proper, broadly believes Khabib Nurmagomedov circumvented the pure order of succession in selecting a mega struggle with McGregor, whereas he was the interim champ, and theoretically “first in line.”
“I really feel I do my finest in opposition to Southpaws,” Ferguson wrote on Twitter. “Most of my finishes are in opposition to them with fashion factors. I really feel if I had been to struggle Conor McGregor in a cage or boxing match my athleticism and conditioning can be an excessive amount of for the Irishman and he would simply break in a number of rounds.”