Tony Ferguson Elbows Metal To Make His Bones Harder
Tony Ferguson elbows metal in a bid to make his bones harder and stronger.
The former UFC lightweight champion is willing to take extreme measures to give him an extra advantage inside the Octagon and that is reflected in his training methods.
Back in 2018, during preparation for one of his many postponed bouts with Khabib Nurmagomedov, ESPN's Brett Okamoto shared footage of 'El Cucy' sat down, with his hands wrapped, throwing elbows into a metal pole.
He doesn't grimace once and instead acts as if it's the most normal form of training in the world.
In a separate video filmed in a similar period, Ferguson can be seen practicing his leg kicks on a steel pipe as part of a UFC vlog going into UFC 223.
Ferguson explains: "This is about a 10,000 PSI pipe. It's steel braided. This is my conditioning for my shins. Or elbows. It's hard body, if you all want a demonstration."
Ferguson would pull out of the bout with Khabib for a second time after suffering a knee injury - though it was not related to his enjoyment of throwing his bones against metal.
Khabib would instead go on to beat Al Iaquinta in the UFC 223 main event. The Dagestani fighter has been the cause of two postponements for the cursed fight but fast forward to the present day and it looks as though coronavirus will prevent them from finally doing battle on April 18.
UFC lightweight champion Khabib is currently in his native Russia and cannot exit the country - much to the annoyance of Ferguson and fight fans alike.
Dana White is defiantly trying to make the fight happen at UFC 249 after four cancellations but may have to explore other alternatives.