Is Tony Ferguson Mexican or Amrican?




Tony Ferguson is widely regarded as the Boogeyman of the UFC LW division

Here's a look at Tony Ferguson's Nationality


The El Cucuy, Tony Ferguson has been on the top of the UFC LW ladder for well over a decade now.  Ferguson has been competing in the UFC since 2011. After winning the TUF Season-13,  He secured a UFC contract. Then Ferguson went on a legendary 12-Fight win streak stretching from 2013-19.

Birth Place

Tony was born at Oxnard, California. But Ferguson is of Mexican Heritage. He was raised in the port city of Muskegon, Michigan. It was a poor and violent place.  


Ferguson has always considered himself as a Mexican-American and he believes that  'He is American made with Mexican parts'.  El Cucuy is a Mexican Legend often used for misbehaved children saying that he will get them at night if they don't behave. Hence, Tony gives him this Mexican nickname of  El Cucuy meaning The Boogeyman.

Now Ferguson is definitely at the Tail End of his career and holds a 26-5 MMA record and has been on a 2-fight slump. He is now set to take on fellow top UFC LW Beneil Dariush