One of the greatest lightweights of all time, Tony Ferguson is a long way away from the halcyon days when he put together an incredible 12-fight winning streak and claimed an interim UFC title. Over the past three years, “El Cucuy” has looked a shell of his former self, dropping five in a row, and many wonder if the 39 year old should hang up the gloves. If Ferguson can’t pull off the upset on Saturday, those calls will only increase.
The definition of a hard-nosed veteran, Bobby Green has been a mainstay of the UFC’s lightweight division for a decade. In recent years, “King” began making a run toward the division’s top-15, putting together several solid wins but falling short against the best that 155 has to offer. On Saturday, he has the chance to beat a legend of the game and prove he deserves another shot at the top of the table.
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