UFC 238: Tony Ferguson Knows How to “Bounce Back From Anything”
By FCF Staff
Although Tony Ferguson has dealt with both physical and personal issues the last couple of years, the former interim champ insists he’s ready to go.
Ferguson is booked to face Donald Cerrone at UFC 238 on Saturday night, and it will mark the first time he’s competed since last October, when “El Cucuy” defeated Anthony Pettis. It will also be the first time Ferguson has fought since the fighter’s personal and family issues made headlines earlier this year.
While discussing his pending return to the cage this week, the dynamic fighter said this (quote via MMA Junkie):
“When have I ever not been ready to take a fight? I’ve been doing this (expletive) for a long time,” said Ferguson, who’s riding an 11-fight winning streak. “I’ve seen the ups and downs from a lot of different things. … I’ve been around the block, man, and I know how to bounce back from anything.”
“Everybody’s always wondering what the (expletive) I’m doing. I’m going to tell you straight up: Look, I have this much privacy,” Ferguson said, clasping his hands together. “If you’re in this sport, you’re going to have this much. I tell my wife, and I tell my kids, enjoy it now, because right now, it’s not that busy. But every single time … I look inside my hand, I have just a little bit of space, and everybody’s like, what’s so special about it? What’s so special, Tony? I look inside my hand, and I do my own thing, and everybody’s pulling at my arms, and they just want to (expletive) know, and they can’t help it. And then they just want to pull, and when they pull, they realize there’s nothing there. And then they feel like (expletive) after that.”
Cerrone is coming off a decision win over fellow contender, Al Iaquinta at UFC Ottawa last month.