Former UFC two-weight champion Daniel Cormier believes that former interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson, who will fight Beneil Dariusch this weekend, should work on his defense and boxing skills.
“Now we are entering very dangerous territory for Tony Ferguson. When you won the interim title, 12 fights in a row, and then Justin Gaethje beat you like that and almost as hard – Oliveira, you take a serious step back. You can say that Dariush is serious A step back? Regarding the tops, yes, but he is still a top 10 fighter and goes on a great streak.
If he comes out and dominantly defeats Ferguson, then, you know, Tony is no longer young. We had conversations about Cerrone. Perhaps we will discuss the same about Tony Ferguson if he suddenly loses to Dariush. So it’s do-or-die. This is dangerous territory for Ferguson.
Tony is taking too much damage, he needs to dodge better. And it also doesn’t hurt Tony to learn to box a little, because although he was successful, he does a lot of weird things. He throws back fists, elbows from a turn – a bunch of strange things. So a slightly more traditional approach would not hurt him, “said Daniel Cormier in an interview with Ariel Helvani.