It’s been quite some time since we saw The Ultimate Fighter season 13 winner, Tony Ferguson in action. But now he’s cleared to return.
Ferguson last fought at UFC 216 in October when he earned the interim UFC lightweight title by defeating “The Mo-Town Phenom” Kevin Lee via third-round submission.
After this, the man known as “El Cucuy” was set to vie for the undisputed crown against his rival, Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 223.
Unfortunately for Ferguson, a freak injury would cost him his opportunity to fight thus setting him back until now where he’s recovered and ready to get back at it.
Having lost out on the title fight against the now champion Nurmagomedov to Conor McGregor at UFC 229, Ferguson has now hinted that he too will be apart of the big October 6th card in Las Vegas.
“I’m Not Weird I’m Limited Edition” My Collaboration w/ @Topps 🇺🇸🏆🇲🇽 Now All We Need Is Some Bubblegum To Go With This Asswhoopin’ I’m ‘Bout To Dish At #ufc229 Waiting On Opponent, Probly Callin’ Pterodactyls After Finding Out Who He’s Fighting Next, I Owe Him One. 👊🕶 pic.twitter.com/fz6fiTAoqY
— Tony Ferguson (@TonyFergusonXT) August 20, 2018
“I’m Not Weird I’m Limited Edition” My Collaboration w/ @Topps 🇺🇸🏆🇲🇽 Now All We Need Is Some Bubblegum To Go With This Asswhoopin’ I’m ‘Bout To Dish At #ufc229 Waiting On Opponent, Probly Callin’ Pterodactyls After Finding Out Who He’s Fighting Next, I Owe Him One. 👊🕶
Ferguson’s reference to pterodactyls makes one assume that he’s talking about the former welterweight and middleweight champion, Georges St-Pierre. Of course, that’s because of St-Pierre public interest in dinosaurs and paleontology.
While it is all speculation, this would be quite the shocking matchup to be made. Especially for Ferguson’s return as well as GSP’s.
St-Pierre’s last fight came in November just a month after Ferguson’s at UFC 217 when he captured the middleweight crown from Michael Bisping after a four-year hiatus.
Having never fought at 155-pounds before, it would make sense for St-Pierre to do a test fight against one of the top guys that aren’t a champion before a potential championship bout that he desires.
The fight coming at UFC 229 would be even a bit more shocking as Nurmagomedov vs McGregor looks to be a big enough sell on its own and the event has already had Derrick Lewis vs Alexander Volkov confirmed as the co-main event.
But as we know, things can change in the blink of an eye in MMA.
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 8/20/2018