Biography(references)Ferguson was a three-sport athlete at Muskegon Catholic Central High School in American football, baseball, and wrestling. Following college, Ferguson moved back to California to be closer to his extended family, working in marketing and sales during the day and picking up shifts as a bartender at night. One night, while working a bar shift, a patron noticed Ferguson's cauliflower ear and struck up a conversation about his wrestling background. The patron was a trainer at a local MMA gym and invited him to work with some young mixed martial artists on their wrestling.
Fighter Trivia(references)In March 2019, Cristina filed a restraining order against Tony, alleging uncharacteristic behavior such as severe paranoia, not sleeping for days, tearing apart their home fireplace, and believing that a tracking chip was inserted into his leg during reconstructive knee surgery. He constructed his own custom training apparatus at his house in Big Bear Lake, California and regularly posts videos of his unique workouts on his personal Instagram page. These include using a wing chun dummy smacking his arms and legs against metal poles to build bone strength, throwing baseballs off a pitcher's mound to build power for right-hand punches, swinging a hammer while balanced on a gym ball, and somersault jumps over tall stacks of gym mats.
Awards & Accolades
National Collegiate Wrestling Association: NCWA National Champion (2006)
National Collegiate Wrestling Association: NCWA All-American (2006, 2007)
National Collegiate Wrestling Association: North Central Conference Champion (2006, 2007)
Michigan High School Athletic Association: MHSAA Division IV State Champion (2002)
Michigan High School Athletic Association: MHSAA Division IV All-State (2000-2002)
UFC Debut: Tony Ferguson vs Ramsey Nijem | Free Fight
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