UFC 238: A closer look at Ferguson vs. Cerrone
UFC 238 is set to bring you wars this Saturday. But one bout that catches my eye, dubbed as “The Peoples Main Event” by Ariel Helwani, is between two athletes who are the definition of warriors.
A cowboy saddling up to ride into the depths of hell to find “El Cucuy” waiting for him, in what will surely be a scrap that will be talked about for years to come. Both Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and Tony “El Cucuy” Ferguson have decorated careers, and are known to show up and leave their all in the Octagon.
Cowboy has been on a tear since deciding that UFC gold was once again his ambition, defeating the likes of Mike Perry, Alexander Hernandez, and just one month ago, Al Iaquinta, to earn himself a spot in a fight against the No. 2 ranked lightweight, and former Interim Champion Tony Ferguson. With a win over El Cucuy, Cowboy will hope to catapult himself into the title picture, and a possible title shot against the winner of Khabib vs. Poirier.
On the other end, you have “El Cucuy”, who has been on a near rampage since entering the UFC. “The Boogeyman” has an impressive record, with only one loss since joining the promotion. The TUF winner has been on an 11-fight win streak since, looking to make it 12, and as a result put himself back into title contention, and to regain something he technically never lost, but was stripped of due to a freak injury. “El Cucuy” is looking to get back what he believes is rightfully his.
Both men have incredible backgrounds and achievements, and are certain future UFC Hall Of Famers in my opinion.
This is going to be a fun fight, filled with precise combinations, sweet tumble rolls, and quite possibly a KO that will have you out of your seat. These warriors are something special and should be appreciated each time they step into the Octagon. I for one am ecstatic. Now one question remains, will “Cowboy” ride off into the sunset? Or will “El Cucuy” drag another victim down to the depths? We will find out on Saturday!
Your friendly neighborhood MMA enthusiast.