Michael Bisping: We’re Starting To See Tony Ferguson Decline
Michael Bisping believes Tony Ferguson is on a downward slide in his career.
Ferguson competed on the UFC 256 card on December 12. He shared the Octagon with Charles Oliveira. “El Cucuy” had trouble with Oliveira’s grappling and even found himself in a nasty armbar at the end of the second round. The bout ended up going the distance and Oliveira was awarded the unanimous decision victory.
This is the first time Ferguson has lost back-to-back bouts. Taking to his Believe You Me podcast, Bisping said he feels Ferguson is on the decline (h/t MMANews.com).
“…He didn’t look the same. He didn’t have any good moments. And I just feel because of the amount of damage over the years, now we’re starting to see a decline in what he can do in the Octagon.”
Bisping went on to say that he doesn’t feel Ferguson will accept that his career is trending downward.
“If we know Tony Ferguson, he’s not the type of guy to sit around and say, ‘Oh, no, no, no, I’m done. I’ve taken too much damage.’ No, he’s gonna say the opposite. He’s gonna say, ‘No, I’m fine. I got beaten. Maybe there was some mistakes in camp’ or whatever. Tony’s not going to accept that he’s on the decline.”
“The Count” said that Ferguson will probably have to be told by his team or family members and close friends that he’s taken too much damage and should call it a career. Ferguson will be turning 37 in February so many are wondering how much time “El Cucuy” has left in the sport of MMA.