Tony Ferguson’s year has not been off to a great start. Though he was scheduled for a UFC 223 lightweight title fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov, he was unfortunately forced out of the bout at the last minute when he sustained a knee injury whilst taking care of some media obligations for the card.
With his lightweight title dreams temporarily dashed, Ferguson went under the knife in an effort to repair his injured knee.
A few weeks after sharing some truly nasty photos of his knee, post-surgery, Ferguson has shared a positive update on his recovery. Ferguson shared these updates on Twitter.
Great News From The Doc About My Knee Today 👊😎 🇺🇸🏆🇲🇽 – So Stoked
— Tony Ferguson (@TonyFergusonXT) May 9, 2018
“Great News From The Doc About My Knee Today,” Ferguson said in the first of two Tweets. “So Stoked.”
— Tony Ferguson (@TonyFergusonXT) May 11, 2018
“I’m Back,” Ferguson added in a second Tweet, which included some training footage. “Green Light to Start my Therapy.”
Tony Ferguson has not fought since October of 2017, when he captured the UFC interim lightweight title with a submission win over top contender Kevin Lee. With this win, he extended his current streak to a ridiculous 10-straight. Other highlights of Ferguson’s incredible win streak include triumphs over former champion Rafael dos Anjos, and names like Lando Vannata, Edson Barboza, Josh Thompson, Gleison Tibau and Abel Trujillo. He is currently 23-3 overall.
While he is likely to be on the sidelines for quite a while still, he remains one of the top contenders in the talent-rich UFC lightweight division, and is likely to return to a marquee matchup. Who do you want to see Tony Ferguson fight when he’s all healed up?
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 5/11/2018.