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Tony Ferguson says rest of LW division is ‘scared’ of him

Tony Ferguson in action against Michael Johnson during their bout at UFC on Fox at the Izod Center in E. Rutherford, NJ on Saturday, May 5, 2012. Johnson won via unanimous decision. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)
(AP Photo/Gregory Payan)

Tony Ferguson is heading into the most important fight of his career with a potential title shot at stake, but Ferguson says he is not worried about the title as long as he keeps beating everyone that steps in front of him.

“I’m not worried about the title,” Ferguson told FloCombat. “The way I’m taking this process, I’m picking these dudes off one by one, and that’s beautiful. These dudes are scared. They are keeping my name out of their mouths, and they aren’t saying s–t about me.

“That’s absolutely awesome, because it means when I get there, they are going to be scared as s–t. They don’t want to fight me. RDA [Rafael dos Anjos] didn’t want to fight me. I was at Reign Training Center with Mark Munoz, and that dude was there watching me like a hawk. That means I’m doing something right.”

Dos Anjos and Ferguson are set to fight in the main event of The Ultimate Fighter Latin America 3 Finale. Dos Anjos is coming off his title loss to Eddie Alvarez after a dominant run that saw him win the title and defend it successfully once, and Ferguson is riding an eight-fight win streak; but he isn’t counting.

“Every single step has been a process,” Ferguson said. “When I first started this game, my boxing was on point, but then I broke my arm and had to learn Muay Thai. My jiu-jitsu game has been solid for a long time, and it’s all a part of the process. I stopped counting a long time ago. I stopped counting how many wins I have in a row. I stopped counting the amount of performance bonuses I have.

“I stopped doing all that s–t, because for me, I’m staying focused, man. I think that’s the best thing I could have ever done for me, my family, and my team. RDA is next.”

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