Tony Ferguson is interested in helping his old ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ coach train for his potential return to MMA.
Earlier this week it was reported that Brock Lesnar is now a free agent from WWE and immediately many MMA fans wondered if he would return to the UFC. People started to fantasize over potential fights with Jon Jones or Fedor Emelianenko if we went to Bellator. Yet, the scrap with “Bones” got the most attention as the former UFC light heavyweight champion even called out Lesnar on social media.
Following Jones’ callout, Ferguson responded to Bones saying he would help prepare Lesnar to fight him.
That’s A Fight I Would Love To Help In Camp. Train Side By Side Like Old Times W/ Coach Lesnar Again # CountMeIn 💯 @BrockLesnar @HeymanHustle #TeamLesnar4L #TUFGUYS ⚔️🕶 -CSO- 🇺🇸🏆🇲🇽 pic.twitter.com/dVeg9sKais
— Tony Ferguson (@TonyFergusonXT) September 1, 2020
“That’s A Fight I Would Love To Help In Camp. Train Side By Side Like Old Times W/ Coach Lesnar Again # CountMeIn,” Tony Ferguson wrote on social media.
If Brock Lesnar does return, having an elite fighter like Ferguson train him would no doubt help him. “El Cucuy” could help the former UFC heavyweight champion’s jiu-jitsu game and standup as Lesnar is already a solid wrestler. He could also help improve Lesnar’s cardio as the fight against Bones would no doubt be for five rounds.
UFC president, Dana White even said he would book Lesnar-Jones if both guys want it. So, perhaps we will see Lesnar return to MMA.
Brock Lesnar has not competed in the MMA since UFC 200 in July of 2016. He beat Mark Hunt by decision but it was overturned to a no-contest after he failed a drug test. Lesnar is currently 5-3 with one no-contest in MMA. He won the UFC belt in just his fourth pro fight as he beat Randy Couture by knockout.
Jon Jones, meanwhile, recently vacated the light heavyweight title and had his eye on a move to heavyweight. He had called out the champion in Stipe Miocic but appears to be fine if he got Lesnar.
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