The former interim UFC lightweight champion has struggled of late, suffering six successive defeats in the Octagon.
Ferguson has signalled his determination to turn around his fortunes by enlisting the help of Goggins.
The former US Navy SEAL and Iraq war veteran has been putting Ferguson through a ‘hell week’ to get him into top condition for UFC 296.
Goggins shared a clip on social media of the brutal training regime, which included the Ferguson vomiting as the 39-year-old was put through his paces.
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Tony Ferguson has teamed up with David Goggins ahead of his fight with Paddy Pimblett
Goggins shared a brutal clip of Ferguson being put through his paces during a ‘hell week’
Ferguson vomited during the clip as the UFC star faced a challenging training regime
‘Day 1 of Hell Week with consisted of 3+ hours of high-intensity, tempo cardio, over 600 push-ups, tons of chest exercises, stairclimber/assault bike/rowing/elliptical and then repeat,’ Goggins wrote on Instagram.
‘Tony is giving everything he has and is officially back in the lab! Stay hard!’
Goggins, who has become a motivational author and speaker with a following of millions in America, has previously helped fighters in the build-up to bouts.
He worked with Jon Jones ahead of his fight with Ciryl Gane in March, which saw the American return from a three-year absence to claim the UFC heavyweight title.
Goggins previously worked with boxer Kell Brook ahead of the Briton’s WBO welterweight title fight with Terence Crawford in 2020.
Ferguson will hope Goggins can boost his fortunes following a run of defeats in the UFC.
His losing run began with a defeat to Justin Gaethje in 2020, which saw him vacate the interim UFC lightweight championship title.
He has since suffered defeats to Charles Oliveira, Beneil Dariush, Michael Chandler and Nate Diaz, before losing to Bobby Green in his most recent bout in July.
The 39-year-old is seeking to end a run of six successive defeats in the Octagon
Paddy Pimblett will be fighting for the first time this year when he faces Ferguson next month
Ferguson will take to the Octagon on December 16th to face Pimblett as they both seek victory in America.
There has been speculation that Ferguson could retire after his fight with ‘The Baddy’ in Las Vegas.
Pimblett will be fighting for the first time this year having recovered from ankle surgery.