Longtime UFC lightweight Tony Ferguson says he was approached by the promotion to coach the next season of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) against former 155-pound champion Conor McGregor, a spot that eventually went to all-action lightweight slayer Michael Chandler.
Then again, Ferguson said the same about Khabib Nurmagomedov, so who knows.
Why “El Cucuy” was passed over, assuming the place was still his to begin with, wasn’t explained, but Ferguson saw Chandler as the “easy way out” for McGregor – an odd assessment given that “Iron nearly decapitated the former interim champion when they fought at UFC 274.
“Just Set This Right Here” Lah-Dah-Daht-Dahhhh ♂️ When Consistency Is In The Reach Of Sweet Stuff It’s been a busy few weeks for social media snafu Ol’Mcnacker ♂️ To a bike mishap* eesh* At least he’s fine maybe It’s a good idea that he takes the easy route – Champ CSO pic.twitter.com/Le4MhuEau6
— Tony Ferguson (@TonyFergusonXT) February 7, 2023
Ferguson, who turns 39 in days, has lost five straight fights and finished in three of them. He also fell out of the lightweight rankings (just like McGregor) and remains unbooked so far in 2023, though you can expect that to change relatively soon.
No word yet on a possible opponent but maybe this rematch is in order.
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