UFC 262: Tony Ferguson Talking A Big Game, Can He Deliver?
Former interim UFC lightweight champion Tony Ferguson has found plenty of success inside the Octagon over the years.
However, he comes into UFC 262 and a co-main event bout vs. Beneil Dariush reeling.
But you would not know that from the way he is talking.
During the lead-up to Saturday night, Ferguson has claimed to “break” Dariush and actually break the rib of one of his students.
Big talk game? Or a big jerk?
Ferguson, during the pre-fight press conference kick-off, told Dariush that he would “slam you, I’m gonna, slam you like I did my student. I broke his (expletive) rib.”
Dariush quickly responded, asking “well, that’s a dick move. Why would you do that to your own student?”
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Ferguson, not wanting to back down, stated “he made me do it.”
The 37-year-old Ferguson has always been a brash fighter, putting together a 25-5 record. However, he was topped by Justin Gaethje and fell to Charles Oliveira – who fights in the main event vs. Michael Chandler for the vacant lightweight title – recently.
Dariush, meanwhile, has won six in a row and comes in red-hot, having scored a finish in four of those victories to improve to 20-4-1 overall.
Who gets the win this Saturday night? The brash and talkative Ferguson? Or Mr. Relaxed, Dariush?