Tony Ferguson. Source: The Indian Express

Tony Ferguson is a professional MMA fighter from the United States. He is regarded as one of the best lightweights in the UFC.

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Early life

Tony Ferguson was born in February 1984 in Oxnard, California. Ferguson attended Muskegon Catholic Central High School. He played American football ,baseball and wrestling during his high school years.

Ferguson attended Central Michigan University after high school before transferring to Grand Valley State University. He also attended Muskegon Community College. He did not finish his degree, but he did have a successful collegiate wrestling career, winning the National Collegiate Wrestling Association national wrestling championship in the 165-pound division in 2006.

MMA career

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Ferguson made his pro MMA debut in April 2008, defeating Steve Abalos. In September 2010, he defeated Brock Jardine to win the vacant PureCombat Welterweight Championship. Ferguson defeated Ramsey Nijem in the Ultimate Fighter 13 Welterweight Tournament and received the Knockout of the Night.

In an October 2013 victory over Mike Rio, he had the Submission of the Night. Ferguson won the Performance of the Night award twice in 2015, once against Gleison Tibau and once against Josh Thomson. When he defeated Edson Barboza in December 2015, he had the Performance of the Night and the Fight of the Night.

He defeated Kevin Lee in October 2017 to win the interim UFC Lightweight Championship, but he was later stripped of the title due to injury. Ferguson won Fights of the Night against Anthony Pettis in October 2018 and Donald Cerrone in June 2019.

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Earnings

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Tony Ferguson has a net worth of $2 million

According to reports, Tony Ferguson has earned $2,879,000 from his UFC career. He earned around $530,000 from his fight for the interim lightweight championship against Justin Gaethje . This excludes any unspecified bonuses.

Recently, he earned a whopping $750,000 from his fight against Beneil Dariush at the UFC 262.

Ferguson has sponsorship deals with Reebok, Monster and RDX Sports.

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