Joe Rogan Calls Tony Ferguson “Scariest Fighter At Lightweight”
Tony Ferguson is unarguably one of the best lightweights on the planet. “El Cucuy” is on a 12-fight win streak, and hasn’t lost a fight since 2012. While Ferguson has never had the opportunity to fight for the UFC Lightweight Championship, he was once crowned the interim champion. Tony has beaten who’s-who of the lightweight division, and is expected to fight the winner of Poirier – Khabib at UFC 242 either towards the end of 2019, or in early 2020.
Ferguson always brings his A-Game, and has won many admirers. One among them is UFC commentator, analyst and podcast host Joe Rogan. In one of the recent installments of his podcast, Joe talked about Tony, and explained why he is the scariest fighter in the 155-pound division.
“Tony Ferguson is an animal”, Joe explained (transcript via BJPenn.com). “He’s the scariest guy at 155 in my world cause he don’t get tired. That ‘Cowboy’ fight freaked me out. ‘Cowboy’ looked like Tony had bricks in his gloves. His face was all busted up, Tony didn’t look like he had a scratch on him and Tony wasn’t even tired.
“It’s crazy man, he has insane power. It’s a weird thing cause Tony does stuff to people and he doesn’t get tired.”
Rogan also gave Tony credit for being insanely tough, and said that the former interim champion knew how to survive the tough periods in a fight.
“The thing is Tony’s pace is so disturbing. It’s so disturbing. Because I watch him fight guys and I’m like, ‘how do you keep up with that.’ Nobody keeps up with it. You gotta crack him. You gotta catch him. Anthony [Pettis] caught him, but he broke his hand. But Pettis had him hurt and Lando had him hurt. Lando Vannata cracked him and had him hurt. He knows how to survive though.”