CONOR MCGREGOR ALLEGEDLY AGREES TO BE TUF COACH, TONY FERGUSON POSSIBLE OPPONENT
Conor McGregor has accepted terms to be the coach of the next season of The Ultimate Fighter against Tony Ferguson.
A showdown between ‘Notorious’ and ‘El Cucuy’ has been teased for years – and may actually be happening. Conor McGregor has agreed to be a coach on the next season of The Ultimate Fighter against rival Tony Ferguson, according to Severe MMA.
This comes on the heels of McGregor teasing earlier in the week that he was interested in coaching TUF.
The day after McGregor retweeted The Mac Life, expressing his interest in being a TUF coach, Tony Ferguson stated that he had been asked to be a coach as well. “I choose you, McKnacker!”
Conor McGregor and Tony Ferguson have had beef for years, with Ferguson claiming that McGregor’s part-ownership of Paradigm created a conflict of interest. Paradigm is the agency that represented Ferguson while the two were still top lightweights in the UFC.
Ferguson broke down the beef during an appearance on Submission Radio, stating “[Paradigm] f***ed me over … we’re going to be going through some legal things, which is king of crazy.” He continued, “there’s a Miller-Ayala act, which says that an agent, an acting agent, is not supposed to compete in the same sport as the person that [they’re] representing.”
There was a point in time when Conor McGregor, Tony Ferguson, and Khabib Nurmagomedov were the top dogs at 155. A fight between ‘Notorious’ and ‘El Cucuy’ now may not have the same stakes it would have in 2016, but there’s no denying the hype that would build up around this fight – especially built up over a season of The Ultimate Fighter.