UFC 296: Ferguson v Pimblett
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Ferguson is taking some time to heal up his battered body after the latest in a series of losses which has many questioning whether his fighting career should continue.

Tony Ferguson has gone under the knife to do a little maintenance on his aging body.

The 39 year old former UFC interim lightweight champion was last seen in the cage losing a one-sided decision to Paddy Pimblett at UFC 296. That defeat had many fans calling for his retirement, but “El Cucuy” has declared his intention to soldier on and regain his place at the top of the 155 pound division.

A step towards that? Taking care of his body. In a new social media post, Ferguson shared a video slideshow of his elbow surgery to remove bone fragments from his left arm. Doctors pulled out three big chunks and one smaller spur.

“Arthros CopyThat -CSO- UpGrade Thanks Dr. ️Mora — Champ,” Ferguson wrote on X (formerly Twitter), peppering his post with a dozen emojis. “Be’GonBone Fragments Morning 3 Hour Sesh’ In The Boox! Wolverine Recovery TwoWeeks.”

According to various medical guides across the internet, elbow arthroscopy for removal of loose bodies takes 1-2 weeks to heal, 2-3 weeks before training can resume, and 6-8 weeks for full recovery. Not that Ferguson has a UFC bout he needs to rush back to. His next fight will likely be with UFC CEO Dana White, who has said that he’d like to see Tony retire after losing seven fights in a row.

“El Cucuy” has vowed to keep fighting despite the setbacks, but it may have to be somewhere other than the UFC. If he must continue, a stint in Karate Combat doesn’t sound terrible to us. What are your thoughts on the future of Ferguson, Maniacs? Let us know in the comments below!

Author: Staff

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