- Tony Ferguson said he’s all set to return to school
- “El Cucuy” revealed that UFC legend Vitor Belfort has been helping him
At 38 years old, Tony Ferguson knows he’s already in his twilight years in the sport of MMA. While some believe that it’s about time to call it a career and enjoy retirement, “El Cucuy” has other things in mind.
Surprisingly, the UFC veteran revealed that he’s going back to school to get his Physical Education Training certification.
Ferguson suffered his fifth consecutive loss at UFC 279 after Nate Diaz submitted him via guillotine choke. Due to another devastating loss, the media wanted to know what his next move is. “El Cucuy” shocked reporters when he announced that he’s already set to return to school “in a couple weeks.” And it’s not just any institution, it’s at Harvard Universty.
“I’m already going back to school for business in Harvard in about a month; in a couple weeks, actually,” Ferguson told reporters. “So, I kept my word. I’m keeping my word. So, you guys are like, ‘Well, he’s going to go back to school. Yeah, right?’ No, I’m going back to school; going for my business credentials from Harvard.”
— UFC (@ufc) September 11, 2022
Backed by a fellow UFC legend
Ferguson added that as he embarked on a new journey, he’s being backed by a couple of pals, including his fellow UFC legend Vitor Belfort .
“My buddy Lloyd and Vitor Belfort, they’re helping me with that,” Ferguson said. “And after that, I’m going to go back to school and get my PET [Physical Education Training].”
Prior to UFC 279, Ferguson’s future has already been a hot subject of discussions. UFC president Dana White previously said he’s keen on the idea of “El Cucuy” and Khabib Nurmagomedov being rival coaches at The Ultimate Fighter. Is that still the case now for Tony? Let’s wait and see.