Daniel Cormier: Tony Ferguson makes mistakes that would really cost him against Conor McGregor

October 12, 2017 12:46 pm by Russell Ess
Tony Ferguson

UFC 216 took place over the weekend with the UFC interim lightweight title fight between Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee showcased as the main event. It was an exciting fight where Ferguson ultimately got the job done in the third round by submitting Lee with a triangle choke.

Following the fight, Ferguson took to Twitter to interact with fellow Twitter users and had it out for Daniel Cormier, who commentated the UFC 216 broadcast.

Cormier’s latest episode of the Talk & Talker podcast was released on Tuesday following the fights and Cormier gave Ferguson credit for his performance. However, Cormier stated that he thinks the interim lightweight champion has a glaring tendency that undisputed lightweight champion Conor McGregor would expose if they fought.

Kevin Lee Tony Ferguson

“So I think he (Ferguson) is really good,” said Cormier. “I think his cardio and his pace are fantastic. I believe that he makes some mistakes that would really cost him against Conor.”

Co-host Nick Swinmurn mentions how Ferguson has the tendency to have his chin up, which is what Cormier was referring to.

“Oh my goodness. Do you see how high he’s hanging his chin up when he’s throwing punches? You do that against McGregor, you’re getting sniped. You’re getting sniped. And I mean, when Conor hits you with a clean shot, it doesn’t affect people like most people’s big shots affect people. It sends you f**king skating on ice. It turns you into a baby deer,” Cormier stated. “That’s what a f**king straight left from Conor does. Turns you into a f**king doe. I’m serious. Like your legs just go dude and you just can’t let him hit you like that and I think because of the way Tony fights, he kind of hangs his chin up there and it would make it very dangerous for him. Because McGregor is so accurate, so fast.”

Conor McGregor, Tony Ferguson

Do you agree with UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier here? Let’s discuss this in the comment section.

This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 10/12/2017.


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