Tony Ferguson is truly a fan-favorite fighter. El Cucuy reminds us that it was not only his fighting skills but also his personality that helped him reach this level of success in his career. A recent video on the internet shows the lightweight fighter teaching a lucky kid the signature “ANKLE PICK”.
Tony Ferguson is hands down one of the best fighters to ever be a part of the UFC octagon. The former interim lightweight title holder has a personality that just can’t be hated. Though Ferguson has seen the highest of highs in his career, the fight game hasn’t been very kind to “El Cucuy” in recent years.
The fighter has now lost four fights in a row and all of them have been in brutal fashion. Despite the hardships in the last few years, Ferguson has managed to find some joy outside the octagon. After his recent loss against Michael Chandler at UFC 274, the lightweight fighter has decided to put on several coaching camps for kids and other up-and-coming fighters. There are very few youngsters in the world who would turn down a workshop hosted by the amazing El Cucuy and the numbers in which the crowds turn up to his workshops are a testament to this.
Tony Ferguson is at the Jackson Wink MMA camp
After his loss against Chandler, Tony has been looking to find a new training crew. The fighter has decided to head out to Albuquerque, New Mexico, and train at the amazing Jackson Wink MMA Academy. This gym is home to fighters like Holly Holm, Michelle Waterson, and many other fighters. During his time at Jackson Wink Academy, a lucky kid got special attention from the one-time interim lightweight champion.
A user on Instagram that goes by the name of “wfw_onsitebicycles” posted a video that shows El Cucuy teaching the “Ankle Pick” move to a young kid at the Jackson Wink MMA Academy. The ankle pick is strongly associated with Tony Ferguson after his hilarious interview alongside Fabricio Werdum during the UFC 216 media lunch. This interview has contributed to one of the best UFC one-liners of all time. Tony gave us the famous, “Hold on, brother, I’m talking” and the iconic “Shut up, before I ankle pick you.”
Watch the famous interview between Tony Ferguson and Fabricio Werdum below: