Tony Ferguson had a great career that has recently started to go downhill as Tony has six losses in a row. Because of this, it started to be said in MMA circles that he should retire because it is obvious that he is not competitive.
However, the former interim champion has no intention of retiring after his next fight against Paddy Pimblett (20-3 MMA, 4-0 UFC), which is scheduled to take place on December 16 in Las Vegas. “I have nothing against the kid.
Patrick seems like a pretty legit dude,” Ferguson told ESPN. “He gets pretty big, his standup is OK, but his ground game is a lot better. I love fighting internationals. It’s cool, I love it.
Tony Ferguson wants to fight Conor McGregor after Pimblett
Ferguson stated that he is satisfied with the opponent given to him by the UFC, he believes that Paddy Pimblett has quickly become a big star and that it will be a great fight.
Of course, he hopes to end his streak of six defeats in a row against the young Briton and shut up the critics. “Going after Khabib for a long time and going after ‘McNuggets’ (Conor McGregor), this is about as close as it’s going to get for right now.
So as soon as we get through this dude, we’ll go after Conor if he’ll sign on the dotted line and get through USADA”. “I have some things to do. I’ve been competing for 35 years. I’m not even close to being done,” Ferguson said.
“What it’s going to take is a great team that got me to my championship belt, my interim belt. I had a great team. But holding on to certain things can sometimes be very detrimental to yourself, which sometimes you just got to let go and hold onto the things that hold onto you very tight.
And that goes faith, family, and friends”. “I don’t want to retire. It’s not in my thought process,” Ferguson said. “It’s not about getting cut. It’s not about doing all this stuff.
It’s about competing. And what I did was I started competing without one, having fun, and two, really giving 100 percent into my training. I thought I did, but that means I have to be coachable. I have to be a student again.
I have to ask for help”. as quoted by MMAJunkie