UFC Wants Tony Ferguson To Return Against “Cowboy”
In typical fashion, it appears Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone will be making a quick turnaround. Following his bout with Al Iaquinta earlier this month, it seems that Cowboy will face Tony Ferguson.
According to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, the UFC is close to signing a bout between this two lightweight contenders. According to his report, the UFC is looking to book the match for June 8th, for UFC 238.
Breaking: UFC close to finalizing a bout between Tony Ferguson and Cowboy Cerrone for UFC 238 on June 8 in Chicago. https://t.co/weCcXApXjP
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) May 10, 2019
“Breaking: UFC close to finalizing a bout between tony ferguson and cowboy cerrone for ufc238 on june 8 in chicago.”
This will be former interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson’s first fight since October of last year. Recently, he has been battling some mental health issues. However, he has amassed an incredible 11-fight win streak, stemming from 2013. He recently changed management, and met with UFC brass to talk about his future.
Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone has had a career of ups and downs. He jumped from lightweight to welterweight for a stint. However he has recently dropped back down to 155lbs and found success. He has won two fights in a row at the weight class, most recently against Al Iaquinta. Since becoming a father, Cowboy has shown a renewed motivation. He has been calling for either a title fight, or a money fight against Conor McGregor.
This is a huge match up for both Tony Ferguson and Donald Cerrone. Ferguson is looking to get back in the title picture after recent personal setbacks. Cerrone is looking to finally get that shiny UFC belt. With a win here, either man could be next for the winner of Khabib vs Poirier in the fall.
UFC 238 is currently headlined by two title fights; Henry Cejudo vs Marlone Moraes, and Valentina Schevchenko vs Jessica Eye.