Former interim UFC lightweight champion, Tony Ferguson has revealed he has been approached with an offer to serve as an opposing coach on the next season of The Ultimate Fighter – serving opposite former two-weight champion, Conor McGregor, who also revealed this week how he had been approached regarding a feature on the show.

Ferguson, a former interim lightweight champion under the banner of the UFC, slumped to his fifth consecutive loss back in September of last year in the main event of UFC 279, suffering a fourth round guillotine choke loss to common-foe, Nate Diaz.

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As for McGregor, the former undisputed lightweight and featherweight champion has been sidelined since July 2021, where he suffered a fractured left tibia and fibula, resulting in a doctor’s stoppage loss to Dustin Poirier

Tony Ferguson reveals offer to coach on TUF against Conor McGregor

Making a welterweight division excursion in his loss to Diaz, having seen a previously scheduled fight with Li Jingliang for the same UFC 279 event shelved, Tony Ferguson has revealed he was approached regarding an opportunity to coach TUF against Conor McGregor.

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“I’ve been asked to coach on TUF against ol’e fathead, or anyone of my choosing if that cake-eatin’ sum’bish’ wouldn’t show *mack*,” Tony Ferguson posted on Instagram. “What a vagina. I’m always ready anytime anywhere. I choose you McKancker @thenotoriousmma (Conor McGregor) see ewe soon thee champ -cso- #MyMat.” 

Winning The Ultimate Fighter 13 at the welterweight limit back in June 2011, Ferguson managed to stop Ramsey Nijem with a first round knockout. Ferguson had been apart of the former UFC heavyweight champion, Brock Lesnar’s team.

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Without a victory since January 2020, McGregor’s most recently stopped former lightweight title challenger, Donald Cerrone with a high-kick knockout, while Ferguson’s most recent win came against the Denver native to boot, courtesy of a 2019 doctor’s stoppage triumph.

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