Tony Ferguson has set the record straight on talk about his potential retirement.
In his previous outing, Ferguson lost to Justin Gaethje in an interim lightweight title bout at the UFC 249 pay-per-view event in Jacksonville, Florida at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena.
It was an incredible fight that was won by Gathje to capture the interim title. A dazed Ferguson and on wobbly legs was retreating, so the referee came in and stopped the fight in the fourth round.
Ferguson headed into this fight on a 12-fight winning streak. While doing a recent interview, he confirmed that he plans to continue to fight.
Tony Ferguson On Retirement Talk
“For me, I’m able to adjust on the fly. I feel bad for a lot of these up and coming fighters that just got their pro license or they are looking for fights and they don’t know what to do. Or, these college athletes that don’t know what is going on with their future or how they are going to get picked into the draft,” Ferguson said to ESPN. “There are a lot of what-ifs, right? It’s crazy, I feel for those guys man. A lot of us veterans, we can adjust on the fly like how we have with this stuff.
“We are able to change with experience, but that is us plowing the road for these younger generations to come through and eventually take the torch,” he continued. “But, for me, that ain’t anytime soon. These motherf*****s are out there writing me off saying yo you need to retire right now, f**k you guys.” (Transcribed by BJPENN.com).
Ravens POV: I’m not sure where this retirement talk came from. Let’s be clear here, Ferguson is still a great fight and honestly, just a win or two away from getting another title shot. Perhaps he gets a quick win and finally we can see him fight Khabib in a fight that we all want to see.