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Eddie Bravo speaks about Tony Ferguson’s first weight cut after UFC 249 loss

Eddie Bravo was on the Joe Rogan Experience and claimed Tony Ferguson’s weight cut didn’t affect his UFC 249 performance

Eddie Bravo didn’t believe that Tony Ferguson’s first weight cut affected his performance at UFC 249.

Ferguson met Justin Gaethje at UFC 249 last weekend and was the favourite to win the interim Lightweight title.

Eddie Bravo is a legend in the Jiu Jitsu business
Eddie Bravo has coached Tony Ferguson (Attack the back)

However, Gaethje destroyed his rival and the match was stopped in the fifth round. Ferguson was wobbly throughout the fourth round and his performance wasn’t all that great either.

El Cucuy is known to be an unorthodox star in the Octagon, but he is the same outside it too. He decided to do a weight cut for this fight two weeks before the new schedule.

That seemed to be some mind games against Gaethje since the original date for UFC 249 was two weeks prior.

Tony Ferguson lost at UFC 249
Tony Ferguson prepares to fight Justin Gaethje prior to their Interim lightweight title fight during UFC 249 (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)

Ferguson did make the cut and that got a lot of people talking, but Bravo, his Jiu-Jitsu coach doesn’t believe it made much of a difference.

He was speaking on the Joe Rogan experience and said:

“I talked to Tony yesterday and he said his loss had nothing to do with the weight cut.”

Rogan highlighted that Dana White and several others had suggested that the weight cut had taken a toll on Ferguson, however, Bravo wasn’t accepting that one bit.

Bravo not keen on being a top coach

The Jiu-Jitsu legend also revealed why he wouldn’t be a top coach or a head coach and was happy being a sideline guy.

Bravo, however, did confirm that he thought of throwing in the towel when Ferguson was getting pummelled in the Octagon.

Justin Gaethje celebrates winning the UFC interim Lightweight title at 249
Justin Gaethje celebrates after defeating Tony Ferguson in their Interim lightweight title fight during UFC 249 (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)

However, he also went on to say that this was only a thought and he would never do it. Bravo also congratulated Gaethje for an excellent fight and claimed that the changing of opponents from Khabib Nurmagomedov to Gaethje saw a different fight in the Octagon.

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