Tony Ferguson is likely to be Conor McGregor's opponent for the UFC comeback fight if the American decides to accept a job as a coach on The Ultimate Fighter.
McGregor, who hasn't competed since losing to Dustin Poirier in July 2021 and injuring his leg in the process, is anticipated to make his UFC comeback this year.
For his comeback match, the Irishman has been associated with a plethora of potential rivals, including Michael Chandler, Nate Diaz, and Jorge Masvidal.
Although a fight has not yet taken place, McGregor is reportedly in talks to make a comeback, according to his coach John Kavanagh.
The 34-year-old also said he had been given the chance to coach a team in The Ultimate Fighter, a UFC programme, in his greatest hint to date.
Ferguson claimed he has been given the opportunity to compete, thus "The Notorious" might face the American fighter.
"I’ve been asked to coach on TUF against old fathead, or anyone of my choosing if he wouldn’t show [McGregor]. Always ready any time, anywhere. I choose you Mcknacker. See you soon champ. CSO."
Before winning his first UFC championship, McGregor had an appearance on the show. He fought Urijah Faber on different sides, and at the end of the show, McGregor prevailed.
Ferguson might be his first opponent since the injury when the coaching duo meets in the cage following the show.
Since continuing his rehabilitation, the Irish star has put on a lot of weight, which means the two will probably fight at 170 pounds, the weight at which Diaz choked out Ferguson during their most recent match in September.