UFC lightweight contender Tony Ferguson has been working with renowned boxing trainer Freddie Roach and UFC Hall of Famer Georges St-Pierre ahead of his next fight.
The former UFC interim lightweight champion is scheduled to face the surging Beneil Dariush at UFC 262 on May 15 and has enlisted the services of the legendary headman of Wild Card Boxing gym for the matchup. The news came via a tweet from Roach himself about a month ago, who revealed the new partnership with Ferguson.
In addition to Roach, it also appears that former UFC middleweight and welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre got some work in with Ferguson recently at the famed Los Angeles boxing gym. St-Pierre shared an image via his Instagram showing himself, Roach, and Ferguson in the ring after some training. The Canadian MMA legend has had a relationship with Roach for years now, even having the revered boxing trainer in his corner for UFC 217.
Ferguson also revealed the motivation behind the addition of Roach to his team in a heartfelt post on his Instagram page, speaking about some advice he got from his young son and wanting to get hit less going into the fight with Dariush. Hopefully working with Roach who has coached the likes of boxing world champions Manny Pacquiao, Miguel Cotto, and James Toney, can add a new layer to the 37-year old's striking arsenal. Ferguson will look to avoid a three-fight losing streak for the first time in his career against Dariush, after losing his last two fights to Justin Gaethje at UFC 249 and Charles Oliveira at UFC 256. Dariush on the other hand has won six fights in a row and will look to build off of a split-decision victory over Carlos Diego Ferreira in their rematch at UFC Vegas 18.