Tony Ferguson News

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...

Jan 20, 2017 8:57 am

VIDEO | Tony Ferguson worries “little b*tch” McGregor won’t defend his belt

All business Ferguson pic.twitter.com/YNIeHeNg38 — Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) January 19, 2017 After weeks of rumors and negotiations, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson’s long discussed interim lightweight title fight is finally official. This anticipated showdown will go down in the co-main event of UFC 209 in Las Vegas, Nevada this March 4. The winner is then...

Jan 19, 2017 4:31 pm

Khabib Nurmagomedov predicting finish of Tony Ferguson

On March 4th, top ranked UFC lightweights Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson will be stepping into the Octagon to fight for the interim lightweight championship in UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor’s absence. It took several weeks for the UFC to finalize the bout, and while it looked as though the UFC and Ferguson would be...

Jan 17, 2017 2:29 pm

Tony Ferguson opens up on accepting Khabib Nurmagomedov fight

While Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson will meet in the Octagon at UFC 209 to fight for the interim UFC lightweight championship, it took quite a bit of time for the fight to be made official. After Conor McGregor captured the lightweight championship by knocking out Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 in New York in...

Jan 13, 2017 8:08 pm

MMA community reacts to news of Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson

Thursday evening, news surfaced that top ranked lightweights Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson would be stepping into the Octagon at UFC 209 on March 4th for a highly anticipated showdown for the interim lightweight title. The announcement came after a period of speculation, where it appeared as though Ferguson would not be taking the bout....

Jan 13, 2017 12:08 pm

Odds open with Khabib Nurmagomedov as heavy favorite over Tony Ferguson

Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson’s long discussed interim lightweight title fight is finally official. The two dynamic lightweights will collide in the co-main event of UFC 209 on March 4 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Now that this anticipated scrap is official for the March card, the opening odds for it have been released – and...

Jan 12, 2017 5:19 pm

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson official for UFC 209

After a period of much uncertainty, it has now been officially confirmed that lightweight #1 contender Khabib Nurmagomedov and #2 ranked lightweight Tony Ferguson will step into the Octagon at UFC 209 in a highly anticipated fight for the interim UFC lightweight championship. Following Conor McGregor‘s dominant UFC 205 win over Eddie Alvarez back in...

Jan 10, 2017 1:10 pm

Tony Ferguson hints at Khabib Nurmagomedov fight, visited by USADA

The ongoing saga between Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov continues in early 2017! Following Conor McGregor’s dominant win over Eddie Alvarez to claim the UFC welterweight championship at UFC 205 in 2016, there was much talk of a potential fight between #1 contender Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson for the interim UFC lightweight championship. While...

Jan 10, 2017 8:37 am

Lando Vannata looks forward to future rematch with Tony Ferguson

Back in July of 2016, Jackson-Winkeljohn student Lando Vannata made a short notice UFC debut against one of the best lightweights in the world: Tony Ferguson. Though Ferguson was expected to blow through his debuting foe, this is not the way things went down. Twice in the fight’s first round, a surprisingly confident Vannata was...

Jan 9, 2017 8:39 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov questions Tony Ferguson’s confidence, gets dissed in return

Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov are now set to battle for the UFC interim lightweight title at UFC 209 – but don’t expect that fact to put an end to their trash talk. Just as they did throughout the negotiation process for this bout, Ferguson and Nurmagomedov are taking every possible opportunity to roast each other...

Jan 8, 2017 8:42 am

BREAKING: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson set for UFC 209

In a surprising turn of events, after Tony Ferguson revealed via social media several weeks ago that he would be holding out on signing his next fight contract until he received more money from the UFC, it now appears as though ‘El Cucuy’ will be returning to the Octagon sooner rather than later. Following a...

Jan 7, 2017 3:12 pm

Khabib Nurmagomedov starts UFC 209 training camp for unnamed opponent

UFC lightweight #1 contender Khabib Nurmagomedov has been eagerly attempting to secure a fight for early 2017 before he takes a month off in observance of Ramadan. Unfortunately for ‘The Eagle’, while he was looking to secure an interim lightweight title fight with Tony Ferguson, Ferguson revealed several weeks ago that he planned to hold...

Jan 3, 2017 6:13 am

Tony Ferguson turns down Khabib Nurmagomedov’s $200K offer

With lightweight champion Conor McGregor currently taking a break from competition, the lightweight limelight is shining on two men. Those two men are undefeated Dagestan native Khabib Nurmagomedov, and streaking Californian Tony Ferguson. The two talented lightweights have long been rumored to fight while McGregor takes his hiatus – perhaps even for an interim title....

Jan 2, 2017 12:31 pm

Tony Ferguson explains why he wants more money: I have a contract but I’ve outperformed that contract

With champion Conor McGregor currently enjoying a break from competition, the biggest story in the lightweight division is the ongoing rivalry between top contenders Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov, and their long-rumored interim title fight. Unfortunately, negotiations for this highly hyped showdown have recently reached a standstill, as Ferguson has said he won’t accept the...

Jan 2, 2017 9:51 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov offers to pay Tony Ferguson to accept fight

With UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor currently taking a hiatus from competition to father his first child, the lightweight limelight is shining on two men: Dagestan’s Khabib Nurmagomedov, and California’s Tony Ferguson. Under normal circumstances, either man could easily be argued to be deserving of the next shot at the lightweight title. Because the champion is...

Dec 28, 2016 2:46 pm

Dana White explains why Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson is not happening

Earlier this month, reports began to surface that Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson would be fighting for the interim UFC lightweight champion. The pair traded barbs on social media, with both men stating that the ball was in the other’s court. Ultimately, Ferguson revealed that he would be holding out for more money from the...

Dec 26, 2016 6:23 am

Nurmagomedov manager: reports of finalized UFC 209 bout with Ferguson “100% not true”

November was an incredible month for the UFC lightweight division. The most important moment of the month, of course, was Conor McGregor’s title-winning destruction of Eddie Alvarez. That said, the month also included huge wins from top contenders Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov, who defeated top-flight foes in Rafael Dos Anjos and Michael Johnson respectively. Under...

Dec 24, 2016 1:47 pm

Tony Ferguson confident he will be the first dominant lightweight champion

While Tony Ferguson is still holding out on signing his next fight contract in hopes of earning himself more money, ‘El Cucuy’ can’t help but catch the headlines of lightweight title talk. While it was initially reported that Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov would be fighting for the interim lightweight championship, Ferguson then stated that he...

Dec 21, 2016 11:34 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov sends stern message to Jose Aldo

Lightweight #1 contender Khabib Nurmagomedov is looking to get one last fight in between now and May 27th, when he begins to take time off from training for Ramadan. While after UFC 205 all signs pointed to Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson fighting for the chance to challenge Conor McGregor for the lightweight championship, Nurmagomedov revealed...

Dec 20, 2016 7:58 pm

Tony Ferguson plans to holdout for more money from UFC

Top ranked UFC lightweight Tony Ferguson possesses arguably one of the most impressive win streaks in the UFC today. With nine straight wins, which include six finishes, and a recent unanimous decision win over former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos, Ferguson is poised for a lightweight title shot. While UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor may...

Dec 16, 2016 9:48 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson for interim title reportedly nearly finalized

While top ranked lightweight contenders Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson have continued to trade verbal blows via social media, there have been no updates regarding the negotiations for the pair to fight. Earlier this week, Nurmagomedov took to social media to reveal that he had already accepted his next fight, but was simply waiting on...