Last weekend, in the main event of UFC 216, Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee stepped into the Octagon to battle for the UFC interim lightweight title. Despite a rough first round, Ferguson surged back in the second, and ultimately locked up a choke in the third.
In the days leading up to this fight, much was made of Kevin Lee’s massive cut down to the fight’s 156-pound limit. When Lee barely made weight for this title fight, discussions about his massive cut down to lightweight became even more rampant.
As it turns out, however, Lee was not the only massive lightweight in the cage in the UFC 216 main event. While we’ve always known Ferguson was pretty hefty for the division, the fact is that he is absolutely massive.
On Tuesday afternoon, in the midst of his Twitter beef with light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, Ferguson posted a picture of his current weight. Today, just days removed from tipping the scales at 155, Ferguson has ballooned north of 200 pounds. See his proof below:
Easy Boy pic.twitter.com/iJd71PSUr6
— Tony Ferguson (@TonyFergusonXT) October 10, 2017
With his win over Lee, Ferguson extended his current streak to 10-straight. Highlights of this incredible streak include wins over Danny Castillo, Abel Trujillo, Gleison Tibau, Josh Thomson, Edson Barboza, Lando Vannata, Rafael dos Anjos and now Lee. While nothing is certain as long as the possibility of a Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz trilogy fight exists, Ferguson’s next challenge could well be a title unification showdown with McGregor. This, according to UFC Dana White, is the plan.
Are you surprised by Tony Ferguson’s massive walk-around weight?
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 10/10/2017.