Former UFC interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson has been on the sidelines while recovering from a serious knee injury earlier this year. Ferguson was scheduled to face current 155-pound title holder Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 223 in Brooklyn, New York for the undisputed title when he was diagnosed with a complete tear of his left LCL.
Now, “El Cucuy” is ready to return to the Octagon.
In a post shared on social media over the weekend, Ferguson announced that he was cleared and ready to make his comeback inside of the cage. Ferguson went through the rehab process in just four months and is ready to pick up where he left off.
“Cleared” Made That Recovery My B*tch 4 Months & A Day 🌱Thanks Everyone That Believed In Me, Keep That Sh*t Up🕴Time For Some Chaos & Reclaim Whats Mine- Champ 🕶 🇺🇸🏆🇲🇽SnapJitsu™️ #snapintuit
When we last saw Ferguson inside of the Octagon, he earned a third-round submission victory over Kevin Lee at UFC 216 in October 2017 to claim the interim championship. It was also the 10th consecutive victory for “El Cucuy,” the longest unbeaten streak in UFC lightweight history.
All that’s next for Ferguson is scheduling his next UFC bout and looking to extend his winning streak as he makes another run at UFC gold.