It looks like recent setbacks haven’t affected the competitive fire in Tony Ferguson, and ‘El Cucuy’ seems to be enjoying his training sessions.
In a recent Twitter post, the former interim lightweight champion can be seen effortlessly working the heavy bag, all the while matching the rhythm of his shots to the hit song ‘Crazy What Love Can Do’. The caption of his post reads:
“Zero Power On The Cool Down Round. Just Make Contact 💯 Find Your Rhythm Crew-Champ-CSO- 🇺🇸🇲🇽 # BeatsOnRepeat # SeriousWhenINeedToBe.”
Once a dominant force in the lightweight division, ‘El Cucuy’ is currently on a five-fight skid. In his most recent fight at UFC 279, Ferguson succumbed to a fourth-round submission loss to Nate Diaz.
Before suffering a TKO loss to Justin Gaethje in May 2020, which started his current string of losses, Tony Ferguson was on an incredible 12-fight win streak.
The 39-year-old holds wins against numerous high-profile fighters, including Donald Cerrone, Anthony Pettis, Kevin Lee, Rafael dos Anjos, and Edson Barboza, among others.
The American’s pro record consists of 25 wins against eight losses. At the height of his career, Ferguson was touted to be the one to dethrone the former undefeated lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.
When Joe Rogan praised Tony Ferguson’s unusual fighting style and work ethic
Unorthodox is a word many would use to define Tony Ferguson’s fighting style. From fake ‘sand throws’ to wing chun moves, ‘El Cucuy’ fights are a sight to behold. UFC commentator Joe Rogan is apparently a big fan of Ferguson’s unique approach in the octagon.
During a recent episode of The Joe Rogan Experience podcast, Rogan opined that Ferguson had a very unusual fighting style. He added that the fighter is notorious for outworking everyone in his camp:
“He’s so unusual. I mean just his style of moving and he would catch you with these weird punches and he would train on a wing chun dummy. Eddie Bravo was working with him… and he said, Tony was in such f***ing insane shape that everybody else in camp, would be running sprints [and] Tony would lap them. He would run these hills and run back while these guys were still running and lap them going up the hill.”