Tony Ferguson had a long winded interview with Ariel Helwani last night. The interim lightweight champion had ranted on a variety of topics and revealed some interesting facts about himself in process.
Ferguson has been keeping out of the public eye for a long time now and is reportedly contemplating going back to school.
Ferguson, 38, is on a four fight losing streak and was close to retiring in fall out from Michael Chandler knock out.
” if I didn’t do good in that first round, I would have called it quits. I would say, ‘F*** this, I’m retiring, I’ll go find something, I’ll coach everybody to be at this high level.'”
Ferguson reportedly had a memory loss in addition to headaches following the front kick knock out.
“I took a big kick to the dome this past Saturday inside that Octagon,” wrote Ferguson. “It put me out for a longtime.”
“It was a scary feeling not remembering anything from beginning of second round all the way until I walked up to the ambulance. I thank god everyday I made the trip back to reality. All jokes aside, I didn’t mean to scare you all, should have done things different ”
But perhaps the most interesting part of the interview had Tony Ferguson contemplating going back to school. Ferguson revealed:
” I even told my told lawyer: ‘I was like, I want to go back to school, I want to get my degree” so I have a choice between Stanford and Harvard to get my business degree. And we’re going to make that happen too so there’s a couple things I want to do. “
“And I’m not going to I’m not going to shy away from it – I’m going to really go after it. I’m going to keep myself busy and and not surround myself around people not doing what I do. And you know and just find the right people to to keep learning from, to ask good questions and get the coaching you know”
Since 2014, Benny A. King has been fully immersed in the world of combat sports. Starting with a blog about Greco Roman wrestling, Benny’s passion for combat sports has led him to explore various disciplines.