Tony Ferguson removed from UFC rankings

Tony Ferguson removed from UFC rankings

Former interim UFC lightweight champion Tony Ferguson, who until recently ranked fifteenth in the division, is no longer among the organization’s best fighters.

The updated rating is published on the official website of the strongest league in the world. The new member of the top 15 lightweights is the American’s compatriot, Drew Dober, who scored his third stoppage victory over the weekend by knocking out Bobby Green.

Tony Ferguson was named to the UFC lightweight division after defeating Gleison Tibau in February 2015, and five months later he fought against Josh Thomson, being the eleventh number in the division. The win over Thomson was Ferguson’s sixth in an impressive twelve-fight win streak that included a win over Kevin Lee for the UFC interim title in October 2017.

Ferguson’s winning streak was interrupted by Justin Gaethje, who finished El Cucuy with a fifth-round TKO in May 2020 to become the Interim UFC Lightweight Champion.

After that, the 38-year-old American fighter lost unanimous decisions to Charles Oliveira and Benil Dariush, a crushing knockout to Michael Chandler, and then made an unsuccessful foray into welterweight, losing by guillotine choke to Nate Diaz.

At one time, the winner of the thirteenth season of “The Ultimate Fighter” was considered the biggest threat to the undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov, however, all five attempts by the UFC to organize this fight were unsuccessful.