Back in October 2018, two pivotal fights took place in the Lightweight division, between four men who have a held a title in the weight class, at some point in their career. One was Khabib Nurmagomedov v Conor McGregor and the other was Tony Ferguson v Anthony Pettis at UFC 229.
‘Showtime’ lost due to a doctor stoppage going into the third round. Ferguson went on to face Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone, before his win streak came to an end against Justin Gaethje. Pettis on the other hand, moved up to the Welterweight division, going 2-2 before last night.
Last night, Pettis defeated Alex Morono, extending his win streak to two. In 2021, Pettis plans to drop back down to 155lbs and have another run at the division he was once the Champion of. For his first fight back, he believes it makes sense to rematch ‘El Cucuy’ who is coming off two losses, but is still in the top five of the division.
“I think Tony makes sense. I think Tony Ferguson coming off his two losses — and he’s fighting tough dudes,” Pettis told the media during the post-fight presser. “That’s what I hate about this sport. Guys like, ‘Oh, Tony’s done.’ But he’s a dangerous dude. I think that’ll be a good fight for me to jump back into the lightweight mix. He’s still right up there.”