Tony Ferguson Cleared To Return To Competition
Tony Ferguson was slated to face Khabib Nurmgaomedov at UFC 223 back in April, but a week before the event Ferguson was forced to pull out of the bout after he torn his LCL.
Shortly after the injury, Ferguson went under the knife to correct the issue and did several months of rehab. Former UFC interim lightweight champion took to social media recently and announced he’s cleared to return to action.
“Cleared” Made That Recovery My Bitch 4 Months & A Day Thanks Everyone That Believed In Me, Keep That Shit Up Time For Some Chaos & Reclaim Whats Mine- Champ SnapJitsu™️ #snapintuit” – Tony Ferguson Instagram
Ferguson last fought in October of 2017, when he defeated dangerous lightweight contender Kevin Lee in the third round via submission to capture the interim lightweight. UFC stripped him of the title due to a freak accident, which seems to happen more frequently now. Khabib Nurmagomedov went on to face short notice Al Iaquinta to become the undisputed division champion after five rounds of war.
Given the fact who Ferguson will fight upon his return, and it may not be for a title, as Mcgregor vs. Khabib already booked for UFC 229 on October 6 and Nate Diaz vs. Dustin Poirier also slated for UFC 230, so the winner might want to get a shot at the winner of Khabib vs. Conor next. It also depends if Nate is still interested in fighting at November showdown
Who do you think Tony Ferguson fight upon his return to Octagon?