Tony Ferguson is still struggling to figure out what he did wrong in the second round of his fight with Michael Chandler, which led to a dangerous knockout loss to ‘El Cucuy’ at UFC 274.
Ferguson says he entered the fight with a specific game plan and it worked for him until he was put to sleep by a devastating front kick from Chandler.
However, Ferguson also revealed that his corner required him not to use push-ups to control range and maintain distance in the fight, which was contrary to what they had originally planned. head.
‘El Cucuy’ also wanted to understand why he dropped deep instead of speeding up early in the second half. Except for that, the 38-year-old said he thought he played well in the first half both on foot and on the ground.
In a recent interview with MMA Junkie’s Mike Bohn, Ferguson said:
“I’m still a bit surprised why I backed up, you know, trying to listen to my corners and trying to figure out exactly what was going through my head while I was doing it. That still remains. on the books but I’m” I’m working on that, that’s for sure… before I stepped out of my corner, I said, ‘don’t throw the pushers’ [and] I’m trying to figure out why he said that. “
“He explained why but we have a routine, we have to get in there, take advantage of the impact, keep the distance, keep the distance and use our push and teep kicks. to make sure we kept them to the max, checking his stomach with push-ups and punches in the stomach and getting him to do a hit we’ve stacked D’Arce on.”
Watch the interview below:
Tony Ferguson doesn’t remember talking to Chuck Liddell after losing to Michael Chandler
Tony Ferguson has admitted he wasn’t there after recovering from his first career knock-out loss to ‘Iron’. The former interim lightweight champion said he was completely stunned and didn’t remember talking to Chuck Liddell after the match.
Ferguson said he was on his way to the ambulance when he realized he had lost the match:
“I don’t remember standing on a stool, I just barely remember [anything from the] Round two. I don’t remember talking to Chuck Liddell and I don’t remember going out and seeing the fans. All I remember is looking at my coach, the lights are bright and fading like a movie director, as if I’m fading and I’m looking at my coach and I’m walking to the car ambulance and I said, ‘f**k’, I know, I lost. “
Despite the disappointment of losing, Tony Ferguson said revisiting his own performance in the first round will motivate him to continue working hard to achieve success inside the octagon.
‘El Cucuy’ believes he still has a desire to compete with the best fighters on the planet and wants to prove the same next time.
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