UFC lightweight contender Tony Ferguson (25-5) is back on the grind after losing his second fight on the trot in December – and it seems he is channelling Hong Kong’s own legendary filmmaker Stephen Chow Sing-chi to do it. “El Cucuy”, who lost to Charles Oliveira (30-8, one no contest) via unanimous decision at UFC 256, was tweeting updates on physical and mental training before quoting from a fight scene in Chow’s martial arts comedy Kung Fu Hustle (2004). “Who would have ever thought the Beast’s thrashing would clear the boy’s chi flow – Kung Fu Hustle (funny movie by Stephen Chow),” the 36-year-old American wrote, accompanied by some fan art. “[Champ s*** only] – Always finding myself in that space where people tap … I live in that moment and thrive. – Champ.” “Who Would Have Ever Thought The Beasts Thrashing Would Clear The Boys Chi Flow” -KungFu Hustle (Funny Movie by Stephen Chow) ⚔️ -CSO- Always Finding Myself In That Space Where People Tap... I Live In That Moment & Thrive. -Champ hash# YouAreIt Dope FanArt pic.twitter.com/q3qVUNR8vE — Tony Ferguson (@TonyFergusonXT) January 14, 2021 The “Beast” that Ferguson referred to is the near-indestructible villain character of veteran Hong Kong actor Bruce Leung Siu-lung. He was involved in a notorious boss-level-type fight scene as protagonists attempted to unite against him. Ferguson then tweeted a short video of himself kicking pads in his home gym in Oxnard, California with the caption, “Office Dayze … Extra credit make sure to stretch [my people]. – Champ”. The Ultimate Fighter 13 winner is on a two-fight skid having also lost to Justin Gaethje via fifth-round TKO last May – a bout he volunteered for despite being in line to fight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov. The Russian has seemingly since retired. However, with talks ongoing between the undefeated “Eagle” and UFC president Dana White, and Ferguson dropping in the lightweight rankings, it is unlikely he will be booked for a title fight any time soon. Last week, White shut down rumours of a Ferguson vs Nate Diaz (20-12) fight as the latter’s return to the Octagon nears.