Tony Ferguson Teases Move Up To Welterweight In The Future

Tony Ferguson is currently hoping to claim the lightweight title, but he’s also teased a potential move up to welterweight in the future.

“We’re fighting for a title either way,” Ferguson told MMA Junkie this past weekend in Las Vegas. “Superfights and all that would be interesting as far as (Conor McGregor) and all that good stuff, but Khabib and Poirier, (I’ll take the) winner of that obviously or if someone falls out for the title, for the belt.”

Ferguson then went on to talk about moving up a weight class.

“Yeah, absolutely,” Ferguson said of a switch to 170lbs. “I’m getting bored. I beat everybody (expletive). They send me up to 170 (pounds), I’m going to tell them that I’m up there to collect rent.

“I get to boot their (expletive) to 155 (pounds) now. It’s funny how that happens. I started at 170, I moved to 155, and I might have to go back up, but it’s part of the program. It’s part of the game.

“Later on I can knock out everybody at 170, but literally the most important thing right now is Khabib. Give me that belt.”

Ferguson has fought numerous times at welterweight earlier in his career, and indeed won TUF Season 13 at that weight class before immediately dropping back to lightweight, where he’s remained ever since.

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