Former UFC interim Lightweight champion Tony Ferguson is on the road to recovery after he was pulled out of his scheduled title bout against Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 223 last weekend (Sat., April 7, 2018) with a torn LCL.
Ferguson took to social media last week to share a post-surgery picture to show the combat world his scars.
#TeamElCucuy I Hate Sitting On The Sidelines, but “belt or no belt I won’t allow that to define me…” This Is #MyRoadToRecoveryXT #TonyFergusonMMA SnapJitsu™️ #SnapDownCity 🙏😌 🇺🇸🏆🇲🇽 -Champ pic.twitter.com/L7VjrgaF5H
— Tony Ferguson (@TonyFergusonXT) April 12, 2018
Today he shared a video via his Instagram, where El Cucuy is showing he is on the fast track to recovery after tearing his knee earlier this month and shaking up the UFC 223 pay-per-view (PPV) fight card.
“Healing like Wolverine they tell me,” Ferguson wrote on Instagram. “31 staples coming out next week. Like my manager Audi Attar tells me, it’s a marathon, not a sprint. Time for some weights!”
As his injury leave him on the self, his longtime rival Khabib Nurmagomedov went on and scored a UFC lightweight title after stopping Al Iaquinta in the UFC 223 main event.
Since Ferguson will be out of action for a while and Conor Mcgregor is facing legal troubles, so there is no opponent left for Khabib to fight with, but Dustin Poirier who called out Khabib could be deemed his opponent.