Ferguson Looks To “Collect Rent” At 170
Tired of the uncertainty of him ever getting a title shot, Tony Ferguson is pondering a move up in weight depending upon what happens next at 155 pounds.
Ferguson, coming off a stoppage win against Donald Cerrone, is ready to step in for either interim champion Dustin Poirier, or undisputed champion Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 242. While that may be a slim possibility, Ferguson feels he should be next for the title, but may find himself at welterweight if he’s passed over.
“We’re fighting for a title either way,” Ferguson told MMA Junkie last Friday. “Superfights and all that would be interesting as far as (Conor McGregor) and all that good stuff, but Khabib and Poirier, (I’ll take the) winner of that obviously or if someone falls out for the title, for the belt.
“Later on I can knock out everybody at 170, but literally the most important thing right now is Khabib. Give me that belt.”
“Yeah, absolutely. I’m getting bored,” Ferguson said regarding his current status in the lightweight division.
“I beat everybody (expletive). They send me up to 170 (pounds), I’m going to tell them that I’m up there to collect rent. I get to boot their (expletive) to 155 (pounds) now. It’s funny how that happens. I started at 170, I moved to 155, and I might have to go back up, but it’s part of the program. It’s part of the game.”