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Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014

UFC 177: Danny Castillo Says There’s “No Way” Career’s Been Similar to Tony Ferguson’s

Castillo (photo via UFC.com)

By FCF Staff

Although Tony Ferguson and Danny Castillo both made their UFC debuts in 2011, the latter says that’s only similarities the two share in terms of their careers.

Castillo is set to fight Ferguson at UFC 177 this Saturday, which will go down at Sacramento’s Sleep Train Arena. While discussing the bout with UFC.com, here is some of what the lightweight had to say, while discussing whether his career has been similar to Ferguson’s:

“No way! My level of experience and my growth far surpasses Tony Ferguson. Not saying that makes me a better fighter, not saying that makes him less of a fighter, but there are a lot of people out there that don’t know s**t about me. I’ve got a knockout over Ricardo Lamas. I beat Dustin Poirier. How could you even say (we’ve had the same career)? Are you kidding me?”

Castillo (17-6) is coming off a knockout win over Charlie Brenneman in April, after he was decisioned by Edson Barboza in December.

Ferguson (15-3), meanwhile, has scored consecutive stoppage wins over Mike Rio and Katsunori Kikuno, after he was decisioned by Michael Johnson in 2012.

Castillo has gone 7-3 to date in the Octagon, while Ferguson is 5-1. In addition, prior to joining the UFC, Castillo went 5-3 in the ZUFFA owned WEC.


posted by FCF Staff @ 4:52 pm
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