Cowboy Cerrone has been steadily working his way up in his new division. Now in spite of several rumors bout the Conor McGregor fight Cerrone agreed to duke it out with Tony Ferguson in June at UFC 238.
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Ferguson (24-3), a former UFC interim lightweight champion, has not competed since finishing former champion Anthony Pettis at UFC 229 in October. Since then, “El Cucuy” has found himself in the headlines due to his strange episodes that landed him a psychiatric evaluation.
Ferguson’s wife, Cristina Ferguson, filed a restraining order against her husband for her and their two-year-old son, citing “threatening and violent behavior.” The case eventually came to an end after Cristina Ferguson chose to drop the temporary restraining order.
Cerrone (36-11, 1 NC) is coming off a dominant decision win over Al Iaquinta at UFC Ottawa earlier this month.