Tony Ferguson was recently one of the most feared fighters on the UFC roster. Just last year, he was in the midst of a twelve fight win streak, which was snapped by Justin Gaethje at UFC 249. He was then defeated by Charles Oliveira, who will now be fighting for the lightweight title.
Naturally, questions have been asked on whether Ferguson’s best days are behind him, and the illustrious undisputed title that he never got, seems to be getting further and further away from his reach.
Ali Abdelaziz is the manager of many top fighters in the UFC roster, and has had a rivalry with Ferguson for years, mostly on account of him representing Khabib Nurmagomedov. This connection to Khabib expands further in the division, and Ali also looks after Beneil Dariush, who is on a six fight win streak and will face Tony Ferguson on May 15th.
Speaking to ‘The Schmo’, Ali Abdelaziz discussed what the future holds for the former interim champion:
“Listen, Beneil doesn’t talk much but I’ll talk a little bit for him,” Abdelaziz said.
“I think Tony Ferguson, he signed his death certificate. I think it’s going to be the last fight of his career. I think Beneil is going to retire him. I think Beneil is better everywhere. His striking his better. His wrestling is better. His grappling is better and I think Tony made a mistake signing to fight Beneil Dariush.”
Tony Ferguson vs Beneil Dariush goes down May 15th and could be a huge fight for both athletes.
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