Tony Ferguson bizarrely walks downstairs on all fours in UFC 256 coaching camp


Tony Ferguson is constant his distinctive antics.

Within the co-main occasion of UFC 256, Ferguson is ready to return to the octagon in opposition to Charles Oliveira. It’s a large battle for “El Cucuy” and within the lead-up to the scrap, Ferguson was captured on the Embedded utilizing some distinctive motion to go downstairs. (Watch from the 7:33 mark.)

Will Tony Ferguson pull it off?

Tony Ferguson enters this battle coming off a fifth-round TKO loss to Justin Gaethje for the interim light-weight title. The defeat ended a run of 12 successive victories that noticed Ferguson beat the likes of Donald Cerrone, Anthony Pettis, Rafael dos Anjos, Kevin Lee, and Edson Barboza throughout that run.

Nonetheless, many view that is as a make-or-break battle for Ferguson as if he loses to Oliveira, his days as a prime contender could also be over. For Oliveira, he plans on making that occur.

“I’m blissful for this chance to battle Ferguson. I’m taking this battle on lower than 20 days’ discover, nevertheless it’s an opportunity to show my expertise and present I’m able to battle any High 5 ranked man like I’ve been saying for some time now. The time has come. I’ll shock the world on December twelfth,” Oliveira mentioned to UFC.com.

“I’m anticipating this battle to be a warfare as a result of we’re each good on the toes and on the bottom. We each wish to battle, we each transfer ahead. Followers may be certain that is going to be a warfare, however they will additionally make sure that when it’s carried out, my arm will probably be raised. It’s my second. I respect Ferguson in each method – he’s robust, a improbable man – however now it’s my time.”

Charles Oliveira, in the meantime, is on a seven-fight successful streak and is ready for his greatest battle so far. He picked up a submission win over Kevin Lee again in March, however Ferguson is a distinct beast. If he can get previous the fan-favorite in El Cucuy, he could be in line for a title shot.

UFC 256 airs stay on pay-per-view on December 12 on the UFC Apex. The cardboard will probably be headlined by a flyweight title battle between Deiveson Figueiredo and Brandon Moreno.

Printed 09 Dec 2020, 06:21 IST



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