Tony Ferguson remains to be struggling to determine what he did incorrect within the second spherical of his struggle with Michael Chandler which led to a vicious knockout loss for ‘El Cucuy’ at UFC 274.
Ferguson stated that he got here into the struggle with a selected sport plan and it labored for him till he acquired put to sleep by a devastating entrance kick by Chandler.
Ferguson additionally revealed, nonetheless, that his nook requested him to chorus from utilizing push kicks to manage vary and preserve distance in the course of the struggle, which was opposite to what they’d initially deliberate.
‘El Cucuy’ additionally needs to know why he was backing up as an alternative of pushing the tempo initially of the second spherical. Barring that, the 38-year-old stated he thought he was doing nicely within the first spherical each on the ft and on the bottom.
Throughout a latest interview with MMA Junkie’s Mike Bohn, Ferguson said:
“I am nonetheless sort of flabbergasted why I used to be backing up, you recognize, making an attempt to pay attention in to my corners and making an attempt to determine precisely what was going by means of my thoughts after I was doing. That’s nonetheless on the books however I am engaged on that one, that is for certain… earlier than I walked out my nook stated, ‘do not throw push kicks’ [and] I am making an attempt to determine why he stated that.”
“He had an reason however we had a routine, we have been alleged to go in there, make the most of the jab, maintain our distance, maintain our vary and make the most of our push kicks and our teep kicks to ensure that we maintain them at bay, take a look at his abdomen out with these push kicks and the punches to the abdomen and make him go for a shot which we had the D’Arce lined up.”
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Tony Ferguson would not keep in mind speaking to Chuck Liddell following loss to Michael Chandler
Tony Ferguson has admitted that he wasn’t all there after getting again to his senses following the primary knockout lack of his profession towards ‘Iron’. The previous interim light-weight champion stated he was utterly dazed and would not keep in mind speaking to Chuck Liddell following the struggle.
Ferguson stated it was on his solution to the ambulance when he realized that he had misplaced the struggle:
“I did not keep in mind standing on the stool, I keep in mind barely [anything from the] second spherical. I do not keep in mind speaking to Chuck Liddell and I do not keep in mind strolling out and seeing the followers. All I keep in mind was my coach, lights sort of went on and like a fade in like a film director, like I fade in and I take a look at my coach and I am strolling to the ambulance and I stated, ‘f**okay’, I already knew it, I misplaced.”
Regardless of the frustration of dropping, Tony Ferguson stated rewatching his personal efficiency within the first spherical motivates him to proceed working exhausting to attain success contained in the octagon.
‘El Cucuy’ believes he nonetheless has the starvation to compete towards the most effective fighters on the planet and desires to show the identical subsequent time round.