Tony Ferguson grew up involved in sports from a young age in Muskegon, Michigan. At Central Michigan University, he garnered All-American honors in wrestling twice, and won the national championship in the 165 lbs division.
After moving to California, he began to become interested in MMA and made his pro debut in April 2008, a win against Steve Avalos. After amassing a 10-2 record in the minor leagues, the UFC took notice and signed him to compete on season 13 of “The Ultimate Fighter.”
Here, he made it to the finals of the show and defeated Ramsey Nijem via first round KO to win the entire contest. Since then, he has beaten Yves Edwards, Danny Castillo, Abel Trujillo, Gleason Tibau, Josh Thomson and Edson Barboza, and has become one of the top lightweights in the world.
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