Tony Ferguson put on a stunning performance against Rafael dos Anjos at UFC Mexico last night, but the 32-year-old believes the best is yet to come.
Ferguson, who extended his win streak to nine and solidified himself as the next No. 1 lightweight contender, believes the sky is the limit for his potential.
Speaking at a media scrum following his win over former 155-pound champ dos Anjos, Ferguson said he wants to conquer three divisions: featherweight, his native lightweight, and welterweight.
“There are two other divisions I would love to be able to go into. I made 153 pounds at the weigh-ins – I weighed in with pants on. I can go down to 145,” Ferguson said, per Fernanda Prates and Justin Park of MMA Junkie. “I can kick everyone’s butt there. I can bump back up to 155, knock everybody out and finish them, and you’re damn sure I can go to 170 and do the same thing. I want to be a multi-division champ.”
While his claims may seem a little eccentric, El Cucuy does have history in other weight brackets. Ferguson is the winner of The Ultimate Fighter 13, a tournament that was contested at welterweight. Prior to that, Ferguson won the vacant PureCombat 170-pound title in 2010.
Ferguson’s first goal, though, will likely be the lightweight throne. Champion Eddie Alvarez defends the belt against featherweight champ Conor McGregor in the promotion’s first champion vs champion superfight in seven years at UFC 205, and Ferguson will probably face the winner next year.
UFC 205, which is hyped as the biggest pay-per-view of all time, takes place on November 12 at Madison Square Garden in New York.