The ‘El Cucuy’ Tony Ferguson is making his comeback inside the Octagon against ‘Do Bronx’ Charles Oliveira at UFC 256. Tony is the guy with one of the most impressive winning streak in UFC history but despite this Tony didn’t get a chance to ever compete for the UFC title. Although his fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov was scheduled two times, but that fight never happened.
There is no point in Tony not getting frustrated because despite a 12 fights win streak he only see other Lightweights getting the title shot and now Tony isn’t sure that he’ll ever get the title shot or not. During the UFC 256 media day, Tony says, “That title’s a wet dream, Like that Farmer’s Insurance commercial, ‘You almost got it, keep it going, we’re just going to keep dangling it in front of you.”
“I don’t know what the problem is. I don’t know if it’s because I’m Mexican. I’m an American with Mexican parts. 12 fight win streak, eight years in the making before women’s sports were even in the UFC. Conor McGregor was on welfare. All these different things and I still didn’t earn a title shot.”
“But I’m still sitting saying f**k the free world, just like Eminem. The most naked I’ve ever been my whole entire life. I’m still here. I’m still waiting. I’ve got the belt in my room. I could go after another belt but how much greed is that? I’ve got an Ultimate Fighter trophy. I’ve got a Fighter’s Only trophy. I’ve got a UFC belt. I’ve got medals and I’m Lord of the Rings with all my championship rings.”
Tony is unsure that he’ll ever get a title shot
Everyone is aware that Tony wants to book a fight with the Bellator sensation Michael Chandler. But Chandler denied fighting him for such a short period of time. Talking about this Tony says, “UFC said that Chandler had a fight, and then Chandler said that he didn’t have a fight, Somewhere along the line, somebody was f**king lying. I’m sitting here tell you get your f**king facts straight.”
“Oliveira’s the only game opponent that wanted to fight, Chandler doesn’t want to fight. Poirier doesn’t want to fight. McNuggets Conor McGregor ran and Tiramisu’s Khabib Nurmagomedov gone. You got these assh*les that were going to f*cking put these guys over top of me and want to move me back to No. 5.”
“It happened before. I hate to say it but matchmaking is like a logarithm. I found it, I called it. This is where we’re at today at UFC 256 – I’m the co-main event, Nobody spoke up for me to get a title fight. A 12-fight win streak. What did I do wrong? Step on somebody’s toes? Did I speak up for myself? That was so bad right? This is funny to me.”