Tony Ferguson has a lot riding on his UFC 274 fight against Michael Chandler on Saturday. Many are talking about his decline. Daniel Cormier recently gave his take on where he is in his career.

Daniel Cormier actually had positive things to say about Tony Ferguson ahead of UFC 274. He spoke out on a Preview Show and gave his take on ‘El Cucuy.’

“I mean Tony needs to remount and if you squint hard enough at times you can still see the Tony Ferguson from back in the day.

“And Michael Chandler sure he has had fun fights, but now it’s time for MC to win a title, or not even win a title, it’s time for MC to win a fight. Because outside of beating Dan Hooker in his UFC debut, Mike has had fun fights, but he has not been successful.”

Daniel Cormier did not hold back on either man and he did not not stop there for Michael Chandler. The former champion pointed to some of Chandler’s past comments and wasn’t sure he’ll be able to live up to it at UFC 274 against Tony Ferguson.

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“He says he’s got to fight smarter this weekend, well only time will tell. It’s hard to be smart when Tony Ferguson is out in front of you. Dancing, doing break dancing….dudes fun – he enjoys the fight. Can he still compete at the highest level – we’ll find out. Some people are calling this a tuneup fight for MC – can you believe that?”

Luckily for Tony Ferguson, Daniel Cormier had some nice things to say about him and laughed off the idea that Michael Chandler was getting an easy fight at UFC 274. He pointed to the past losses as proof.

“Can you believe that the thought is out there that Michael Chandler is in a tune up fight against Tony Ferguson because of how Tony has looked recently. Dudes lost 3 in a row, make no mistake about it – but he’s lost to Justin Gaethje, champion Charles Oliveira and Beneil Dariush.