Former interim lightweight champion, Tony Ferguson has been backed as a future inductee into the UFC’s Hall of Fame by current play-by-play lead, Jon Anik, who points to the Oxnard veteran’s once record-setting 12-fight winning streak as meriting him an induction into the ‘Fighter Wing’.
Ferguson is a former lightweight interim champion and winner of The Ultimate Fighter during his UFC tenure, slumped to his record-setting seventh consecutive loss at UFC 296 back in December – following a one-sided unanimous decision loss to Paddy Pimblett.
B.J. Joining the former two-weight champ, B.J. Penn in the midst of the longest consecutive losing run in the UFC with his seventh straight loss last month, Ferguson once held a record-setting run of 12 consecutive victories – including an interim title fight victory, as part of a stunning run between 2013 until 2019.
Ferguson insists on continuing his fight career despite the fact that his losses have been so bad, and he’s been asked by UFC CEO Dana White as well as Hall of Fame inductee Daniel Cormier (color-commentator) to do so.