Faces of MMAeth – Tony Ferguson

Tony Ferguson goes by “El Cucuy” as a fighter, which is simply Spanish for “the boogeyman.” After recently pulling out of a scheduled fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov in a bout most assumed would determine the next challenger for the lightweight title questions began to be asked. Is Ferguson facing a boogeyman of his own?

Looking at the image above, a stark contrast can be seen. A healthy, smiling Tony on the left compared to a gaunt, ashamed Tony on the right. Sure, a suitable replacement was found for Nurmy, but the composition of a fight card is not our big concern. Ferguson’s excuse for pulling out? Blood in his lung.

MMAeth is a scourge that threatens us all. Have young addicts moved from simply snorting and smoking it to injecting it directly into their lungs to maximise the high? If so, heaven help us.

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Faces of MMAeth – Jon Jones

Jonathan “Bones” Jones, one of the greatest fighters of all-time, is not even impervious to MMAeth’s pervasive grasp. On top of the world at one moment, in the depths of addiction the next, the former UFC Light Heavyweight champion nearly lost it all while battling his demons.

How can you tell if a friend or fighter close to you is struggling? Erratic behaviour, running from hit-and-runs with fistfuls of cash and purchasing oversized African cats are key indicators. Two nights in jail may have quenched his thirst, but until then we hope Jon gets his life in order.

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