Tony Ferguson News

Aug 16, 2017 1:56 pm

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s manager states the only fight options Khabib will accept

News erupted on Tuesday when UFC President Dana White announced that Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee will be fighting for the UFC interim lightweight title at UFC 216. Many were wondering what happened to the #1 UFC ranked lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov. White addressed the question regarding “The Eagle” when he revealed the fight between...

Aug 15, 2017 8:08 pm

Breaking! Dana White just announced an interim lightweight title fight for UFC 216

UFC President Dana White just broke some huge news! Lightweights Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee will square off for the UFC interim lightweight title at October’s UFC 216 event in Las Vegas. pic.twitter.com/itFcWIba9Z — Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) August 16, 2017 Kevin Lee is currently riding a five-fight win streak, his latest being a first-round submission...

Aug 9, 2017 11:06 am

Tony Ferguson accuses Team Nurmagomedov of ducking, Nurmagomedov responds

Yesterday afternoon, top lightweight contenders Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov agreed to a fight this November 4, at UFC 217, inside New York City’s hallowed Madison Square Garden. MSG Sounds Nice To Me. Get Ready For An Ass Whoopin’ @TeamKhabib#TonyFergusonMMA#SnapDownCity — Tony Ferguson (@TonyFergusonXT) August 5, 2017 Let’s go @ufc — khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) August...

Aug 8, 2017 5:17 pm

Tony Ferguson and Khabib Verbally Agree to Fight in November at MSG

Don’t buy plane tickets. Please don’t hold your breath. Just everyone stay right where they are. We preface you with these warnings because Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov look like they’ve nailed down the time where they are supposed to fight each other. After hearing this, you’re either laughing, crying in your head, or praying...

Jul 26, 2017 9:45 am

Tony Ferguson blasts Khabib Nurmagomedov for turning down fight at UFC 216

Late last weekend, we learned that undefeated lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov had turned down a UFC 216 bout with Tony Ferguson – which, of course, was supposed to occur back at UFC 209 in March. Speaking to RT.com, Nurmagomedov explained that the October 7 card wouldn’t work for him, and that he was instead hoping...

Jul 24, 2017 3:53 pm

Khabib Nurmagomedov turns down offer to fight Tony Ferguson at UFC 216

Undefeated lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov will not be fighting Tony Ferguson at October’s UFC 216 event in Las Vegas. TSN Sports Aaron Bronsteter tweeted out the following information earlier today explaining that the Russian sensation was offered an interim lightweight title fight with Tony Ferguson at UFC 216, but ultimately turned it down so that...

Jul 18, 2017 1:32 pm

VIDEO | Khabib Nurmagomedov punches a crazy fan in the gut

We have not seen current #1 UFC ranked lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov compete since November of last year where he defeated Michael Johnson by submission in the third round. “The Eagle” was scheduled to fight #2 ranked lightweight Tony Ferguson in a UFC interim lightweight title fight at UFC 209 in March. However, Nurmagomdeov suffered weight...

Jul 13, 2017 12:01 pm

VIDEO | Tony Ferguson shows off incredible elbows on speedbag

"Moar Elbows" #TonyFergusonMMA #SnapDownCity @Purebodylogix1 pic.twitter.com/kKyLxAYpYi — Tony Ferguson (@TonyFergusonXT) July 13, 2017 Top ranked UFC lightweight Tony Ferguson is currently waiting on his next fight after his UFC 209 interim lightweight title fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov was scrapped after ‘The Eagle’ was forced out of the fight after being hospitalized. With that being said,...

Jul 13, 2017 8:38 am

Tony Ferguson: Conor McGregor avoided eye contact in LA

At the first stop of the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor world tour in Los Angeles on Tuesday, top ranked UFC lightweight Tony Ferguson managed to work his way into the media section for the event. When Conor McGregor came out on-stage, ‘El Cucuy’ said Conor McGregor quickly noticed him as the only one wearing...

Jul 8, 2017 10:29 am

Tony Ferguson responds to Justin Gaethje’s callout

Friday night in the TUF 25 Redemption Finale, former WSOF champion Justin Gaethje picked up a thrilling win over Michael Johnson in the main event, as the two delivered an action-packed two rounds that ultimately saw Gaethje pick up a TKO win over ‘The Meance’. Following the fight, Gaethje called out top ranked UFC lightweight...

Jul 8, 2017 9:23 am

Justin Gaethje calls out Tony Ferguson, says McGregor “better be watching”

Friday night in Las Vegas, former WSOF champion Justin Gaethje made his triumphant UFC debut as he knocked out Michael Johnson in the second round of their main event scrap of the TUF 25 Finale. Following the thrilling win, many immediately began to speculate as to who Gaethje should fight next, he spoke at the...

Jul 3, 2017 9:39 am

Tony Ferguson hopes to battle Khabib Nurmagomedov in the fall

Originally, Tony Ferguson was expected to battle Khabib Nurmagomedov for the interim lightweight title at UFC 209. When Nurmagomedov was hospitalized after a tough weight cut, however, the fighters were deprived of the chance to settle their score. While Nurmagomedov’s weight troubles have only helped to solidify Ferguson’s claim to the lightweight number-one-contender spot, Ferguson...

Jun 26, 2017 1:53 pm

VIDEO | Tony Ferguson rips on ‘Team Tiramisu’ Khabib Nurmagomedov

.@tonyfergusonXT has a message for @TeamKhabib following his challenge to Tony from rehab. #ShotsFired #StrongWords pic.twitter.com/jp0pm1o8g2 — FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) June 26, 2017 Fans were devastated when news broke that the UFC interim lightweight title fight between top contenders Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson was canceled the day before UFC 209 was set to...

Jun 26, 2017 8:27 am

VIDEO | Kevin Lee and Tony Ferguson trade trash talk on FS1 post-fight show

Last night, in the main event of UFC Fight Night 112, Kevin Lee scored an impressive – if controversial – submission win over Michael Chiesa. Shortly after this win, which is likely to send him careening into the UFC lightweight top-10, Lee joined a panel of Karyn Bryant, Kenny Florian, Tyron Woodley and Tony Ferguson...

Jun 19, 2017 7:02 am

Tony Ferguson to debut as FS1 analyst during UFC Fight Night 112 broadcast

Streaking lightweight contender Tony Ferguson is having a difficult time getting a fight. Luckily, he’s found a way to stay busy in the meantime. In a recent interview with MMAJunkie.com, the top lightweight announced that he will debuting as an analyst on FS1 during the UFC Fight Night 112 broadcast in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma this...

Jun 18, 2017 5:56 am

Tony Ferguson: I have to congratulate Conor McGregor

Streaking UFC lightweight contender Tony Ferguson has made no secret of his disdain for UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor. The American has repeatedly blasted the champ for failing to defend the title he won from Eddie Alvarez in November of 2016. Now that McGregor’s much-discussed boxing showdown with undefeated pugilist Floyd Mayweather is official, however,...

May 31, 2017 6:53 am

Tony Ferguson blasts Conor McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh: “maintain your lane b*tch”

Back in early March, streaking lightweight contender Tony Ferguson was expected to battle Khabib Nurmagomedov for interim lightweight gold. Unfortunately, Nurmagomedov was forced out of this fight just hours out from the scheduled time of battle. When Nurmagomedov withdrew from the fight, and Ferguson was left without an opponent, an opportunistic Michael Johnson stepped up and...

May 25, 2017 12:00 pm

Tony Ferguson on Nate Diaz: You’re a clown, dude, you’re fake

Tony Ferguson is campaigning hard for a fight with Nate Diaz. Ferguson took an opportunity on Monday’s episode of The MMA Hour to go on a verbal onslaught targeting Diaz. With all of the comments that “El Cucuy” is throwing at the Stockton scrapper, it wouldn’t be a surprise if there is some sort of...

May 24, 2017 6:46 am

Tony Ferguson wants to slap “b*tch” Nate Diaz

With Khabib Nurmagomedov on the shelf until the fall, streaking lightweight contender Tony Ferguson has been angling hard for a fight with fan favorite Nate Diaz. On Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour, Ferguson’s callouts of Diaz continued. Speaking to host Ariel Helwani, Ferguson poked fun at Diaz’s biking hobby, and urged the Stockton based fighter...

May 23, 2017 12:24 pm

Twitter beef! Tony Ferguson and Al Iaquinta go at it

How does a lightweight clash between Tony Ferguson vs Al Iaquinta sound to you? On Sunday, Iaquinta shifted his focus from Sage Northcutt and put the #2 UFC ranked lightweight Tony Ferguson in his sights and let it be known on Twitter. Iaquinta: Everyone say a prair Sage north cut got his tonsils out Everyone...

May 4, 2017 7:54 am

Michael Johnson questions Tony Ferguson’s contender status, is no longer willing to give him a rematch

Back in May of 2012, long-time lightweight contender Michael Johnson scored an impressive decision defeat over the highly regarded Tony Ferguson. Almost five years later, when Ferguson found himself without an opponent after Khabib Nurmagomedov’s last-minute withdrawal from UFC 209, Johnson offered him a shot at revenge. Unfortunately, Ferguson was unwilling to accept this fight...

May 4, 2017 5:45 am

Tony Ferguson goes off on “b*tch” Nate Diaz, tells him to take up tennis

On Wednesday evening, almost 15,000 people tuned in to listen to a special edition of The MMA Hour, during which MMA star Nate Diaz did his first real interview in many months. As is the case with almost every Diaz interview, it was pure entertainment. One of the highlights of this interview was Diaz’s riffing...

Apr 27, 2017 12:30 pm

Tony Ferguson to Nate Diaz: You’re f**king scared ‘homie’

Current #1 ranked UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov will be out for some time to get his health back up to par after being hospitalized and pulled from the UFC 209 interim lightweight title fight against Tony Ferguson. With Nurmagomedov out, “El Cucuy” is still looking to solidify himself as the top UFC lightweight as the...

Apr 13, 2017 1:21 pm

Edson Barboza rips Conor McGregor, calls for interim title fight

UFC lightweight veteran Edson Barboza has been on a bit of a tear recently. After being submitted by streaking contender Tony Ferguson in 2015, Barboza bounced back by rattling off three straight wins over top ranked opponents. To kick off 2016, Barboza stepped into the Octagon with former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis for a pivotal...

Apr 11, 2017 1:05 pm

VIDEO | Tony Ferguson thinks it might be time for Nate Diaz to retire

If things had gone Tony Ferguson’s way, he would have fought – and with a little luck, defeated – Khabib Nurmagomedov to win the UFC interim lightweight title at March’s UFC 209. Regrettably, Nurmagomedov was forced out of this contest on the eve of battle, and Ferguson was deprived of his shot at interim gold....