Tony Ferguson On His Lightweight Bout Against Anthony Pettis At UFC 229: ‘I Am Bringing The Pain’
After being sidelined for six months due to a knee injury, Tony Ferguson is returning to Octagon against Anthony Pettis in the co-main event billing at UFC 229 on October 6 from at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
UFC stripped Ferguson of the title after he was forced to withdraw from his scheduled bout at UFC 223 due to a nasty knee injury against Khabib Nurmagomedov. Shortly after “El Cucuy” underwent surgery to repair a torn LCL and recently cleared by doctors to resume fighting.
Ferguson is in high spirit for his upcoming bout, and it turns out that there is already some heat exists between ‘El Cucuy’and ‘Showtime.’ Former interim champion took to social media to explain that he got some unfinished business to settle with Pettis.
”’Technical fall,’” Ferguson wrote. “Anthony Pettis, your team tried to dog my squad in the stands at UFC 181 and my coach at the time told me ‘Don’t worry about him, you can’t big league a big leaguer.’ I told you I’d see you soon, kid. Now you’re gonna have to answer to me, toe to toe, vato. I’ll accept a public apology before the fight if you want to squash it and fight like gentlemen.”
”Either way I’m bringing the pain,” he finished. “So I’ll see you soon, hombre. Shhhh, be good pretty boy. You’re lucky it’s not UFC 229.”
Ferguson is currently riding on a 10-fight winning streak. ‘El Cucuy’s’ most recent win came against Kevin Lee At UFC 216 in October 2017.
Former UFC and WEC lightweight champion Pettis has won two of his last three fights and most recently coming off a submission win against Michael Chiesa at UFC 226 last month.
Ferguson would like to go on to face the winner of Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor Mcgregor who are also headlining the UFC 229 PPV event. UFC has an option should either of the fighter from main event fallout, ‘El Cucuy’ is standby.
Who do you think will emerge victorious between Pettis and Ferguson?