Tony Ferguson Announces He is Medically Cleared To Fight

By Nathan Zur Aug 13, 2018


With all the talk of the high profile Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight title fight taking place on October 6 at UFC 229 between champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and Irish superstar Conor McGregor, former interim champion Tony Ferguson has become something of a forgotten man.

“El Cucuy,” who is currently riding a 10 fight winning streak, was scheduled to fight Nurmagomedov back in April at UFC 223 but suffered a freak accident where he tripped over some cabling in a television studio while doing promotional work in the lead-up to the event. Ferguson tore his fibular collateral ligament, forcing him to withdraw from the fight, and has been in recovery ever since.

After four months of intense rehabilitation, Ferguson has finally been cleared medically to compete again, and wasted no time in letting his fans know of the good news on Twitter. Ferguson’s next opponent is anyone’s guess, as much of the division’s upper echelon is either coming off of recent fights or is already booked: Nurmagomedov is fighting McGregor for the title while Dustin Poirier-Nate Diaz has also been announced.

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