Tony Ferguson shifts focus to Conor McGregor
UFC lightweight star, Tony Ferguson, has shifted his sights onto fellow UFC superstar, Conor McGregor.
Earlier this month, Ferguson (25-7-0) had set his eyes on a potential coaching opportunity for the next season of The Ultimate Fighter. His pick for the opposing coach was former lightweight champion and undefeated mixed martial artist, Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Hey Khabieber @TeamKhabib You Done W/ Your World Tour Yet? Bout’ Time Ya Man😎Up And Face A Real Coaches Challenge 💯 How Bout A Pie🍮Eating Contest Fatty 🕶 *nom nom nom nom* # TUF🥇Times Time to Make Some Real Noise Buddy Foo Foo 29 – 1 🍮 I Win- Thee Champ 🥇 -CSO- 🇺🇸🏆🇲🇽 pic.twitter.com/Vk24o8tncb
— Tony Ferguson (@TonyFergusonXT) June 8, 2022
Just recently, however, Ferguson has shifted his focus onto McGregor, taking to Twitter to call out the former double champion.
🕶 -CSO- 🇺🇸🏆🇲🇽 @TheNotoriousMMA pic.twitter.com/Zbnqlag4Y7
— Tony Ferguson (@TonyFergusonXT) June 18, 2022
The callouts come following Michael Chandler’s vicious knockout over Ferguson at UFC 274. Despite being on a four-fight losing skid, Ferguson remains in the top 10 of the lightweight division, having beaten some of the best 155-pounders in the UFC. Those on his win list include Edson Barboza, Rafael dos Anjos, and Donald Cerrone. Sitting right at number 8 in the division, Ferguson looks to add McGregor to that list.
McGregor (22-6-0), is still looking to return to the octagon after suffering a broken ankle at UFC 264. As the former featherweight and lightweight champion, he has collected victories over Max Holloway, Jose Aldo, and Nate Diaz, just to name a few.
It is unclear who Ferguson and McGregor will be matched up with next, but this matchup isn’t off the table.
Would you like to see a Tony Ferguson vs. Conor McGregor matchup? How would you see it going down?
As a recent graduate from Lewis-Clark State College with a B.S. in History, Bjorn first fell in love with mixed martial arts when he watched UFC 196. As a contributor for MyMMANews, Bjorn matches his love for MMA, history, and writing.