After UFC 249, Tony Ferguson appears to be like like probably the most unlucky fighters within the enterprise. He spent six months gearing himself to crack the puzzle of beating Khabib Nurmagomedov. As an alternative, he ended up preventing a deadly striker on a short-notice. Nonetheless, Tony’s jiu-jitsu coach, Eddie Bravo, believes there’s a silver lining to the state of affairs.
Justin Gaethje got here in as a substitute for Khabib Nurmagomedov. He ended up being greater than only a short-notice substitute. Not solely did he execute his recreation plan to perfection, he single-handedly ruined essentially the most anticipated MMA battle of all time.
Nonetheless, Tony Ferguson being himself has already began coaching once more. Not the one to sit down out on the shelf for too lengthy, “El Cucuy” will probably be itching to get again into the Octagon to redeem himself. Consequently, Eddie Bravo now believes that the loss may very well be a stepping stone for Tony Ferguson’s greatest pay-day of his profession.
“We might look again at this as a blessing in disguise in a technique,” the jiu-jitsu coach stated throughout an look on Joe Rogan Expertise. “As a result of initially Tony and Conor was the battle. However then Conor loses to Khabib. And now Tony and Khabib is the battle. Now since they’re each coming off loses, proper now Tony vs Conor makes essentially the most sense.”
Eddie Bravo with an concept to arrange the largest card in UFC historical past
Conor McGregor vs Tony Ferguson has the potential to skyrocket the incomes potential of any UFC card. Nonetheless, if Eddie Bravo could be the matchmaker, he wouldn’t be happy with simply this a lot. The much-acclaimed coach would as an alternative need to go for a Tremendous Bowl type of an occasion. On prime of McGregor vs Ferguson, he would even have the battle for 155-pounds belt between Khabib and Gaethje on the identical card.
“How about Gaethje vs Khabib and Conor vs Tony identical card,” Eddie Bravo speculated. “Tremendous Bowl. How loopy would that be? New Yr’s Eve or one thing. All people’s head will probably be blown concurrently.”
Joe Rogan and Brendan Schaub, each of whom have been current on the podcast, have been blown away with the concept. Nonetheless, as interesting because it sounds on paper, there’s little likelihood that the UFC will even take into consideration doing such an occasion.
To begin with, there’s nonetheless a looming query mark over when a dwell viewers will probably be allowed again within the enviornment. Furthermore, Dana White is a great businessman. He would quite have the fights unfold over two battle playing cards and earn more money than having them each directly.
Regardless, the battle between “El Cucuy” and “The Infamous One” makes a number of sense. Ferguson could have the chance to get again in title competition with only one win. For Conor, a victory over Ferguson will be his greatest ticket for a rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Who do you assume wins in a battle between Conor McGregor and Tony Ferguson?
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