Interim UFC lightweight champion, Tony Ferguson. Nicnamed “El Cucuy”, Ferguson (born February 12, 1984) is an American mixed martial artist (MMA) currently competing in the lightweight division. A professional competitor since 2008, Ferguson was the winner of The Ultimate Fighter 13, and won the interim UFC Lightweight championship at UFC 216 when he defeated Kevin Lee by submission.
“It means the world to me!!! I’ve never wanted anything so bad in my life. I’ve had my ups and downs in life, and, no matter what, I always found myself always making it through all right. I’m blessed to be able to keep competing. It’s my dream and my destiny to show the whole world what I can do, what I am capable of physically and mentally.” Ferguson explained when asked what it means to him to fight in the UFC.