Tony Ferguson gained’t require surgical procedure on his damaged orbital bone.

Ferguson (25-Four MMA, 15-2 UFC) suffered the damage in his interim light-weight title struggle loss to Justin Gaethje (22-2 MMA, 5-2 UFC) final weekend at UFC 249. He misplaced by fifth-round TKO and absorbed quite a lot of injury alongside the best way.

Quick post-fight experiences indicated a damaged orbital bone for “El Cucuy,” which might drive him to have surgical procedure, however after additional examination that won’t be the case, Ferguson’s crew informed MMA Junkie on Friday.

Because of this, Ferguson’s timeline to return to the octagon may very well be expedited, though it stays to be seen what’s subsequent and when.

Ferguson had his light-weight division document 12-fight successful streak snapped in opposition to Gaethje. He was initially presupposed to struggle Khabib Nurmagomedov on April 18, however when the coronavirus pandemic hit, the struggle was postponed, Nurmagomedov was unable to compete, and Gaethje stepped in because the alternative.