Tony Ferguson Given Green Light To Return To Action After Injury Rehab

Former UFC interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson has revealed that he’s now on course to return to the Octagon after being given the all-clear following a spell on the sidelines due to an injury.

Ferguson has been expected to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov for the lightweight title at UFC 223, but just days beforehand the star suffered a complete tear of his left LCL and was forced to withdraw form the fight, leaving Al Iaquinta to step in on short-notice instead.

“Cleared,” Ferguson wrote on Twitter yesterday. “Made That Recovery My Bitch 4 Months & A Day 🌱Thanks Everyone That Believed In Me, Keep That Shit Up🕴Time For Some Chaos & Reclaim Whats Mine- Champ 🕶 🇺🇸🏆🇲🇽 SnapJitsu™️ #snapintuit.”

Unfortunately for Ferguson, things have now moved on in the division during his absence, with Nurmagomedov having defeated Iaquinta to win the title, and he’s now been propelled into a massive money-spinning showdown with Conor Mcgregor at UFC 229.

Meanwhile, Dustin Poirier has emerged as another major contender and could strengthen his case for a title shot even further if he can defeat Nate Diaz at UFC 230.

Nevertheless, Ferguson still holds an impressive 10-fight winning streak in the division and so he’ll be hoping that he can step to the front of the queue and challenge the winner of Nurmagomedov vs. McGregor next.

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