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 Sunday. In this interview, Ferguson explained that he believes he’s well-fitted for work as an analyst.
“I just believe my fight IQ is through the roof,” Ferguson said. “Wholeheartedly and seriously, I love to watch the fights. I like to take a paradigm step outside of the box and really analyze the fight as a whole instead of being in a biased situation. I really believe they saw that, and they could see I can take a step outside of it regardless of if it’s my weight or not.”
UFC Fight Night 112 will be headlined by a scrap between ranked lightweights Kevin Lee and Michael Chiesa. It will also feature a middleweight showdown between Johny Hendricks and Tim Boetsch, and the return of our own BJ Penn, who will be taking on Dennis Siver.
In his interview with MMAJunkie, Ferguson explained how he expects the card’s main event to play out:
“I expect fireworks,” he said. “I expect Kevin to come out a little more fuego – a little more fire – (and) attack the body of Chiesa. I think if Lee does it right, he picks him apart. He will have a big victory. But Chiesa is a tough son of a (expletive), and this is going to be a great fight.”
How do you think Tony Ferguson will do as a UFC analyst? Does he have the chops to work alongside other fighters like Daniel Cormier, Dominick Cruz, Michael Bisping, Tyron Woodley and Miesha Tate? Weigh in in the comments section!
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 6/18/2017.