"Keep Em' Sharp" So I Asked Doc If He Could Make My Elbows Any More Sharper ?? Well… w/ A Wink & A Nod It Was Done!!! T'Was A Very Minor Surgery & Now Getting Ready To Unify My Belt W/ McNuggets @thenotoriousmma In The 1st 1/4 Of The Year (March – April) As Recovery Is Going Great!!! #DefendorVacate MF'er??? The First Day Of Therapy Was Huge, "I Never Liked Sitting On The Sidelines" ?✌️@repair_sports_institute_hb Almost To Full Flexibility & Next Is Strength ?️Thanks Doctor Mora, @danawhite & @ufc For The OrthoScope It Was A Success #TSKYH Great Job ? , I Look Forward To Kicking McNuggets Ass & Defending My Strap For A Decade Or Two ????? #AndTheNew #TonyFergusonMMA SnapJitsu™ #SnapDownCity My Mat MF'ers ???
Tony Ferguson has an idea when he’ll be ready to fight.
Now, the interim UFC lightweight champion just needs Conor McGregor to agree.
Ferguson, who underwent surgery to fix his left elbow, is targeting a fight with McGregor to unify the 155-pound belts in either March or April of 2018.
The former Ultimate Fighter winner won the interim belt when he submitted Kevin Lee in the third round at UFC 216. He is on a 10-fight win streak that also includes a decision win vs. former UFC champion Rafael dos Anjos.
During his run, Ferguson has earned six submission wins and a knockout of Katsunori Kikuno. He is 23-3 overall and 13-1 with the UFC.
McGregor, who won the belt last year when he knocked out Eddie Alvarez, has yet to defend the title. He competed against Floyd Mayweather this past summer in a boxing match and is believed to be looking to re-work his UFC deal before stepping back inside the Octagon.
“Notorious” is 21-3 overall in his career and 9-1 with the UFC. His only loss came at the hands of Nate Diaz in a welterweight contest.