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Mar 23, 2017 5:32 am

Fired-Up Tony Ferguson tells Conor McGregor to “Defend or Vacate”

Last November, in the main event of the blockbuster UFC 205, Ireland’s Conor McGregor knocked out Eddie Alvarez to win the UFC lightweight title. With this win, the already sought-after superstar became the target of the lightweight division’s top contenders – namely Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson. Regrettably for fighters like Nurmagomedov and Ferguson, McGregor quickly...

Mar 15, 2017 12:53 pm

Michael Chiesa rips Tony Ferguson, shuts down Ferguson vs. Diaz

Recently, UFC lightweights Michael Chiesa and Tony Ferguson have gone toe to toe in various interviews as ‘The Maverick’ and ‘El Cucuy’ have continued to trade barbs back and forth following Chiesa’s callout of the top ranked lightweight contender. Following Chiesa’s callout of Ferguson for an interim lightweight title fight, Ferguson shut down the idea,...

Mar 15, 2017 9:30 am

Michael Chiesa wants interim title fight with Tony Ferguson

‘The Ultimate Fighter: Live’ winner Michael Chiesa has proven to be one of the most consistent lightweights in the UFC today. With a UFC record of 7-2, with one of his losses coming by way of doctor stoppage due to a cut on his eyebrow, Chiesa has found himself at #7 on the UFC’s official...


Mar 14, 2017 7:23 am

Tony Ferguson calls for fight with Nate Diaz

If things had gone just a little bit differently, Tony Ferguson could be the interim UFC lightweight champion right now. Unfortunately, his planned UFC 209 interim title fight with fellow contender Khabib Nurmagomedov was scrapped at the last minute, which deprived him of the opportunity to vie for UFC gold. Now more than a week...

Mar 10, 2017 10:05 am

Tony Ferguson doesn’t believe Khabib Nurmagomedov’s story regarding UFC 209

This past weekend, undefeated UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov was set to step into the Octagon to fight Tony Ferguson in a highly anticipated interim lightweight title showdown. Unfortunately, the morning of weigh-ins, Nurmagomedov was forced to be hospitalized and subsequently forced out of the bout. Following his withdrawal, Nurmagomedov’s manager shed some light on the...

Mar 9, 2017 12:02 pm

Tony Ferguson unhappy with UFC after being snubbed of full UFC 209 pay

UFC lightweight Tony Ferguson was set to fight undefeated #1 contender Khabib Nurmagomedov for the interim lightweight championship at UFC 209. Unfortunately, the day of weigh-ins, reports began to emerge that Nurmagomedov had been hospitalized prior to the weigh-in, and given IV fluids. Ultimately, Nurmagomedov was pulled from the fight, and the fight was scrapped....

Mar 9, 2017 9:07 am

With Eddie Alvarez fight off the table, Michael Chiesa calls out Tony Ferguson

Seventh-ranked UFC lightweight Michael Chiesa has spent the last few weeks calling for a fight with former champion Eddie Alvarez. Unfortunately, Alvarez “dodged” a fight with Chiesa, and instead signed on for a fight with fellow lightweight talent Dustin Poirier. With this desired Alvarez fight off the table, Chiesa now has his sights set on...

Mar 8, 2017 10:50 am

Tony Ferguson gives demands for Khabib Nurmagomedov rebooking

This past weekend at UFC 209, top ranked lightweights Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson were set to face off in the co-main event for the interim lightweight title. Unfortunately, the day of weigh-ins, Nurmagomedov was forced to go to the hospital as he was in need of IV fluids. Ultimately, The Eagle was forced out...

Mar 7, 2017 5:53 am

Tony Ferguson blasts “disrespectful,” and “unprofessional” Khabib Nurmagomedov

Last weekend, the UFC returned to the combat sports mecca of Las Vegas, Nevada with UFC 209. Regrettably, it did so without the card’s originally planned co-main event, an interim lightweight title fight between streaking contender Tony Ferguson and undefeated Dagestani star Khabib Nurmagomedov. This fight was scrapped on the eve of battle when Nurmagomedov...

Mar 4, 2017 9:45 am

Tony Ferguson explains why he turned down Michael Johnson fight

Friday afternoon, unfortunate news surfaced that prior to his co-main event interim lightweight title fight with Tony Ferguson, Khabib Nurmagomedov had been taken to the hospital by his team. Unfortunately, after receiving an IV, Nurmagomedov was forced out of his scrap with Tony Ferguson. While the promotion initially looked to find ‘El Cucuy’ a replacement...

Mar 3, 2017 2:22 pm

Tony Ferguson declines fight offer to remain on UFC 209

This just in! After Khabib Nurmagomedov was forced out of his UFC 209 interim lightweight title fight with Tony Ferguson just hours before weigh-ins, the UFC was scrambling in an attempt to find “El Cucuy” a last minute replacement. Fellow division contender Michael Johnson offered to step-up on extremely short-notice and fight Ferguson at UFC 209....

Mar 3, 2017 1:06 pm

MMA community reacts to Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson fight cancellation

Many were extremely disappointed when news broke that the UFC interim lightweight title fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson was canceled on Friday. Nurmagomedov was taken to the hospital hours before the official early UFC 209 weigh-ins started due to weight management medical issues. When the time for the weigh-ins came to an end,...

Mar 3, 2017 11:43 am

Tony Ferguson sends message to Khabib Nurmagomedov following their canceled bout

Fans were heartbroken when they heard the UFC had to cancel the UFC 209 co-main event between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson. The #1 and #2 UFC ranked lightweights were slated to battle in the Octagon in a five-round UFC interim lightweight title fight. However, Nurmagomedov was transported to the hospital hours before the official...

Mar 3, 2017 10:59 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson canceled

On Friday morning, just a day before UFC 209, reports were buzzing that #1 UFC ranked lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov was taken to the hospital. Russian news outlets first reported that “The Eagle” was taken to the hospital three hours before the official early UFC 209 weigh-ins. Many fans were obviously worried but still held hope...

Mar 3, 2017 9:49 am

VIDEO | Pro picks for UFC 209 Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson

Many fans are excited to see the crowning of the UFC interim lightweight champion on Saturday as UFC 209’s co-main event takes place. Undefeated #1 UFC ranked lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov is set to take on #2 ranked Tony Ferguson in a five-round interim title fight. At the Fighters Only World MMA Awards, the pros were...

Mar 2, 2017 9:08 pm

Brian Stann explains unique mental advantage of Tony Ferguson

Streaking UFC lightweight contender Tony Ferguson is undoubtably one of the most ferocious fighters in the UFC. While Ferguson certainly possesses no fear when he is inside the Octagon, former UFC middleweight turned analyst Brian Stann believes that is the result of Ferguson’s uniquely difficult training. This Saturday, Ferguson will be stepping into the Octagon...

Mar 2, 2017 1:32 pm

Tony Ferguson: Stephen Thompson is going to ‘beat the f**k out of Tyron Woodley’

Tony Ferguson looks to be taking a page out of Conor McGregor’s book and ruffling the feathers of UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley ahead of his UFC 209 interim lightweight title fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov taking place this weekend. On a UFC 209 media conference call, Ferguson stated that the interim title fight between Nurmagomedov...

Mar 2, 2017 12:55 pm

Tony Ferguson predicting brutal finish of Khabib Nurmagomedov

This Saturday, in the co-main event of UFC 209, undefeated lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov will put his undefeated streak on the line when he fights streaking contender Tony Ferguson for the interim lightweight title. Ahead of the fight, both men have given rather harsh predictions for how they plan to finish the fight, with ‘The Eagle’...

Mar 2, 2017 7:19 am

Eddie Bravo outlines Tony Ferguson’s grappling training for UFC 209

This weekend, the UFC will touch down in Las Vegas with UFC 209. While the card is headlined by a welterweight title rematch between champ Tyron Woodley and challenger Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson, it seems that the majority of the buzz for the event surrounds the co-main event. This co-main event will see the streaking Tony...

Feb 23, 2017 10:11 pm

Khabib Nurmagomedov & Tony Ferguson trade shots during UFC 209 media call

In just over a week, streaking lightweights Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson will step into the Octagon for a highly anticipated interim lightweight title fight in the co-main event of UFC 209. Ahead of the fight, both men have continued to trade verbal blows, with Nurmagomedov threatening to break Ferguson’s arm, and Ferguson vowing to...

Feb 22, 2017 11:40 am

Tony Ferguson taunts Conor McGregor: ‘This is a man’s sport’

Since winning the UFC lightweight championship in November of 2016 by knocking out Eddie Alvarez in the second round of their highly anticipated UFC 205 headlining fight, Conor McGregor has been repeatedly called out by both Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson. While McGregor is of course sidelined through May due to the upcoming birth of...

Feb 18, 2017 1:06 pm

VIDEO | Tony Ferguson eating brutal body kicks for 30 seconds

[youtube https://youtu.be/OTIVOnZs4C0] On March 4th, undefeated Dagestani lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov will square off against streaking lightweight contender Tony Ferguson in a highly anticipated showdown for the interim lightweight title. The fight will not only produce the interim lightweight champion, but will also produce Conor McGregor’s next opponent when the lightweight champion chooses to return from...

Feb 15, 2017 8:40 pm

Tony Ferguson fires back at Khabib Nurmagomedov

With time winding down before top ranked lightweights Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nuramgomedov step into the Octagon to fight for the interim lightweight title at UFC 209, the trash talk between the two men has continued to pick up steam. Most recently, Nurmagomedov threatened to break Ferguson’s arm when they fight, saying: “If you watch...

Feb 10, 2017 11:26 am

Tony Ferguson rips on Conor McGregor: ‘Mayweather is gonna knock his ass out!’

The #1 UFC ranked lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov and #2 ranked Tony Ferguson are set to meet in the Octagon for the interim UFC lightweight belt at UFC 209 on March 4. However, the future of a lightweight title unification bout is hazy as Conor McGregor currently holds the undisputed lightweight title and is taking time...

Feb 10, 2017 5:56 am

Tony Ferguson blasts Conor McGregor: money made him soft

On March 4, in the co-main event of UFC 209, Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov will battle for the UFC interim lightweight title. The winner of this fight is then likely to challenge undisputed champion Conor McGregor sometime down the road. According to Ferguson, however, the winner of his bout with Nurmagomedov should be considered...