It’s been quite a tumble for former UFC interim champion Tony Ferguson.

Ferguson only is three years removed from the days when he was riding high on a 12-fight lightweight winning streak.

 Included on his resume in that run was an interim 155-pound title win against Kevin Lee,

as well as wins over former champions Rafael dos Anjos and Anthony Pettis

He also had an absurd nine post-fight bonus awards over that 12-fight stretch.

To say Ferguson was one of the best in the world would be understating it.

In May 2020, he fought Justin Gaethje for another interim belt and was knocked out in the fifth round

Ferguson dropped decisions to future champ Charles Oliveira and Beneil Dariush after his Gaethje loss,

 which was the first time he had been knocked out in his career. After a year off,

 Michael Chandler finished him with a Knockout of the Year contender head kick at UFC 274 in May.