MMA – Defeated for the second time in a row, by Charles Oliveira, Tony Ferguson reacted for the primary time to his loss in UFC 256.
At 36, Tony Ferguson can see his greatest years behind him. Against Charles Oliveira at UFC 256, the American went on to lose a second in a row. Third within the class earlier than the combat, he ought to go down within the rankings. While the query of retirement started to be raised, El Cucuy doesn’t intend to retire from the game:
“My crew. No excuses, I felt flat. I went out and welcomed the assault as an alternative of defending myself. The warm-up behind the scenes hasn’t been the identical on the UFC because the pre-COVID days. Still no excuses, instances are altering and so are individuals. The commute time between the resort and UFC Apex is rather more condensed and the extent of aggression we would have liked was not met. My fault. “
“After the combat, we had been checked by medical doctors and returned to the resort. I felt I used to be comfy doing bear paws / sparring instantly as a result of the combat was contemporary on my thoughts and blood circulation in my arm was wanted. I actually wanted to work out what the fuck was incorrect with the combat. Solution: time administration earlier than the combat. ”
“Chuck was trying to grab my back or give me an arm lock whenever we got down to the ground. So, I didn’t worry about the mounted position, the kid was skillful, but so am I. I was looking for the standing KO and the D’Arce Choke when we make the jiu-jitsu transitions. It was fun to fight against a killjoy (aka “a lot of pressure opponent”). Remember these phrases, this situation is not going to occur once more. Point bar. ”
“I’ve realized a lot about myself this yr and what my goal in life is. My seek for that epic phrase known as ‘greatness’ isn’t over. The crew, you could have to perceive that we are far from being retired. ”