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Tony Ferguson is still cutting weight and says he'll make 155lbs on Friday despite UFC 249 being cancelled.
Ferguson, 36, had been scheduled to face UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov then Justin Gaethje before the cancellation of UFC 249.
Dana White pulled the plug on the April 18 card following an executive decision from ESPN/Disney, but it's all systems go for Ferguson who's still remarkably shedding weight ahead of the original date.
The California fighter says he's dropping weight and plans to make his contracted 155lbs as scheduled even though he has no bout next weekend.
"Still Workin' Gonna Make Weight By Friday," 'El Cucuy' wrote on Twitter, accompanied with his catchphrases, emojis and "championship weight" hashtag.
"Still:pray:Workin'" Gonna Make Weight By Friday #ChampionshipWeight 155lbs :baseball: It's A TUF Thing :100: Champ Shit Only:tm: #ufc249 :flag_us::trophy::flag_mx: Keep Grindin' Crew :muscle::dark_sunglasses: pic.twitter.com/BqL874mVOg
- Tony Ferguson (@TonyFergusonXT) April 11, 2020
Of course, there's no UFC event on April 18 after White was told to shut down the event.
And Ferguson issued a peaceful statement in wake of the cancellation.
"You know what? I'm sure it's for a good reason," he said.
"Let's be real. I gotta keep the faith. I gotta keep this... f**k... keep this small circle close, bro, and just keep focusing on what we can control, which is our heart rate and our breathing.
"The constant is things are always gonna change. The variable is how am I gonna react to it? So we could throw that variable, baby, and we make that the constant.
"Which is why I'm gonna keep smiling, I'm gonna keep training, and you know what? I'm gonna put on some muscle. Dude, I'm skinny. I'm gonna put on some muscle. I'm gonna try my best. I'm gonna do it. I'm gonna try my best. If I fall, I'll get back up."
There's no word on whether Ferguson will face his original UFC 249 opponent Nurmagomedov on a later date.
The Ultimate Fighter 13 winner is on an impressive 12-fight UFC win streak which includes victories over Kevin Lee, Anthony Pettis and Donald Cerrone, to name a few.
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