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‘His time has passed’ - Cormier sees no benefit in Tony Ferguson joining Jackson-Wink

“His time has passed, and no camp change is gonna change that.” 

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Former UFC interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson was recently seen training at the famed Jackson-Wink Academy in Albuquerque. “El Cucuy” mentioned being part of a team again after his brutal KO loss to Michael Chandler in May at UFC 274.

There are many upsides to Ferguson’s recent career decision. Newly-minted Hall of Famer Daniel Cormier, however, sees otherwise.

“I tapped in on him chasing down that past greatness. I just don’t know if there’s any more of that. I just believe that we all have a time. And I believe that that time’s gone,” he said on ESPN’s DC & RC Show.

“I don’t believe that much is going to change for Tony Ferguson, the camp change. I just believe that his time has passed, and no camp change is gonna change that.”

Cormier explained further on twitter.

The 38-year-old Ferguson, who went on a seven-year dominant run that included a UFC Interim title, began to go on a decline after his 2020 loss to Justin Gaethje. Currently on a four-fight skid, his record stands at 25-7.