Tony Ferguson Cleared His Medicals, Calls For Title Fight Against Khabib
Former UFC interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson has been facing personal issues as of lately took to Twitter earlier today and said he’s looking to return to Octagon and excited to resume his UFC lightweight status.
“Passed my Med Eval last week,” Ferguson wrote on Twitter. “I’m excited about retaining my UFC lightweight status that was stripped due to injury. Khabib not actively competing over some time, should be stripped. A high rank title fight [or] super fight between Khabib and I is what the fans want.”
Passed my Med Eval last week. I’m excited about retaining my ufc Lightweight Status that was stripped due to injury. Khabib not actively competing over some time should be stripped. A high Rank title fight/superfight between @TeamKhabib & I is what the fans want #defendorvacate pic.twitter.com/Iyq5Tff6ww
— Tony Ferguson (@TonyFergusonXT) April 7, 2019
Well, Khabib Nurmagomedov holds a 155-pound title who’s aiming to return to Octagon later this year as he’s currently serving his UFC 229 post-fight brawl suspension. Conor Mcgregor who recently ended his retirement and teased a return to Octagon. There’re rumors that Irishman is looking for a grudge rematch with Russian.
Moreover, Max Holloway vs. Dustin Poirier is competing for an interim title at UFC 236 this coming Saturday. A winner would later go on to fight for the undisputed strap.
So where Ferguson fits in the current situation is unknown.
Ferguson won the UFC interim lightweight back in 2017 when he defeated Kevin Lee via triangle choke. Then ‘El Cucuy’ went on to injured his knee and sat on the sidelines for a year. He last fought back in October where he TKO Anthony Pettis. That win almost put him in a title shot contention, but problems never leave his side.
Currently, there’s no official word from UFC when and who Tony will fight next. Stay tuned for more updates on this.