UFC 238: Eddie Bravo Says Tony Ferguson is “Sharper Than Ever” Ahead of Octagon Return
By FCF Staff
Tony Ferguson is returning to the Octagon this Saturday, for the first time since personal and family issues made the news. But, according to his jiu-jitsu coach Eddie Bravo, the best version of “El Cucuy” will face Donald Cerrone at UFC 238.
Ferguson will be fighting for the first time since it was reported that his erratic behaviour had prompted his wife to file a temporary restraining order against him. Ferguson reportedly sought out help, and no legal action was ever brought against the former interim lightweight champ.
“He’s sharper, stronger, in the best shape of his life. It’s the same Tony,” Bravo said. “You’d think, ‘is it the same Tony after he had some family stuff go on? Is that going to change him?’ His opponents hope it changes him, but he’s the same Tony. When it comes to fighting, we don’t get into personal stuff. We just stick to fighting and the strategy. He’s sharper than ever. You can’t guarantee any wins, but I will guarantee he’s going to go in 100% Tony.”
Cerrone (36-11), meanwhile, is coming off a decision win over Al Iaquinta last month. UFC 238 will take place in Chicago, Illinois.