Anthony Armand Ferguson Padilla, popularly known as Tony Ferguson is an American professional mixed martial artist who currently competes as a lightweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship UFC. Ferguson is ranked #10 in the UFC men’s pound-for-pound rankings and #1 contender in the UFC lightweight rankings. He has held a streak of twelve consecutive wins in the competition. Tony has won 25 out of the 28 professional matches he has played and is regarded as one of the best lightweight fighters in the history of UFC. MMA fighters like to get tattoos on their body to get an aggressive appearance and Tony is no exception. Let us take a look at the tattoos Tony has and the meanings they hold.
1. Cross and Wings Tattoo
Tattoo: The middle of Tony’s back contains a large tattoo of a cross on it with large wings that stretch all across his back.
Meaning: The cross represents the religious views of the fighter and he got the wings along with the cross as a reminder of a near-death experience that is common in this sport.
Right Arm Tattoos
2. Tribal Tattoo
Tattoo: The upper right arm of the fighter contains a tribal design tattooed on it.
Meaning: Many UFC fighters have tribal designs on their bodies to add to their tough and mean appearance which is also the same reason why Tony got his tribal tattoo.
3. Cristina and Dog Tattoo
Tattoo: The inner side of his right forearm contains the name, “Cristina” tattooed on it. There is also a tattoo of the face of a dog along with a rose flower tattooed just below the name.
Meaning: Tony got the name tattooed on his arm to show his love for his wife, Cristina Servin. He got the tattoo of the face of the dog that he has as a pet in real life as he believes he is also a part of his family. His right arm contains another tattoo dedicated to a loved one.
4. Name Tattoo
Tattoo: The outer side of his right forearm contains the name, “Armand Anthony” tattooed on it along with a swirly line and a few music notes.
Meaning: Tony loves his family and this is the other tattoo on his arm that shows his love for the same. The name, “Armand Anthony” is the name of his son, whom he adores very much.
Left Arm Tattoos
5. Design Tattoo
Tattoo: The left forearm of the fighter, near his wrist, is covered in a tattoo of a design that resembles the first letter of his name, “T”
6. USA Wrestling Map Tattoo
Tattoo: The right side of his lower right leg contains a tattoo of ‘USA Wrestling Map’.
Meaning: Tony got this tattoo of ‘USA Wrestling Map’ to his love and respect for his career.
7. Warrior Tattoo
Tattoo: The outer side of his left lower leg contains a tattoo of a cartoon warrior on it, wearing armor and holding a sword in his hand.
the meaning for #6 is that he´s a wrestler. It literally the logo for USA wrestling