Tony Ferguson is the former UFC interim champion and one of the best lightweight of all-time. He is on a 12-fight winning streak and has still yet to get a title shot. But, “El Cucuy” remains adamant on fighting for the title sooner rather than later and will step in at UFC 242 if needed.
“We’re fighting for a title either way. Superfights and all that would be interesting as far as Conor McGregor and all that good stuff, but Khabib and Poirier,” he said to MMA Junkie. “I’ll take the winner of that obviously or if someone falls out for the title, for the belt.”
Ferguson has been a force to be reckoned with at lightweight but the TUF winner isn’t shutting down the idea of going up to welterweight. He knows there are fights to be had there, but first, he needs to fight Khabib and win the title.
“Later on I can knock out everybody at 170, but literally the most important thing right now is Khabib. Give me that belt.”
Why he is considering a move to welterweight is the fact he has almost beaten everyone in the lightweight division aside from the top-three. He admits he is getting bored at the weight class and wants some new challenges.
“Yeah, absolutely. I’m getting bored. I beat everybody. They send me up to 170, I’m going to tell them that I’m up there to collect rent. I get to boot their (expletive) to 155 now. It’s funny how that happens. I started at 170, I moved to 155, and I might have to go back up, but it’s part of the program. It’s part of the game.”
Whether or not he will move up is currently unknown. But, welterweight is a stacked division and adding Tony Ferguson to it will only make it that much better. For now, he is focusing on winning the lightweight title.