#1 ranked UFC lightweight Tony Ferguson took on contender Kevin Lee for the interim UfC light weight title in the main event of tonight’s UFC 216 card. After a back and forth war, Tony pulled off the submission. Afterwards he called out Conor McGregor.
Tony continued his assault on the MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani:
“I really want to kick this dude’s ass because I believe that my skills are better. I guarantee you that I’d be a better champ and I would defend the belt. He defends the belt zero times. Zero times. He won it, he talked his way into this sh*t, and my management knows exactly where I stand with this, and I don’t stand for that kind of sh*t. I’m here right now putting numbers behind it, the same way that I made them take me into The Ultimate Fighter.”
Conor took to Instagram this morning with a devastating response that pretty much sums up the entire Ferguson saga and he didn’t even use a caption. He posted this picture to his Instagram account then deleted it hours later. Check it out.
and here is what Conor McGregor’s head striking coach Owen Roddy said about the match up which pretty much sums up Conor’s opinion:
“His style is, you know, it’s not traditional, it’s a bit unorthodox and stuff, but I just honestly think that Conor’s going to be way too clean for Ferguson.”
“If Ferguson tries to stand with Conor for an extended period of time it will be lights out, in my opinion.”
“You know, he’s tough as well, he’s tough and durable, so he may take a couple of smacks, but at the end of the day Conor’s going to be way too clean and too technical to… he won’t get touched.”
“That’s my opinion. But yeah, it will be an interesting one and it will be an exciting fight as well because Ferguson does come to fight and he’s aggressive, he goes in, he looks to finish fights, so it will be exciting. But yeah, without a doubt if he wants to stand and bang with Conor it’ll be lights out fairly quick, I think.”
“I think the one unique thing that Diaz has is just that unbelievable chin, and like, I don’t think Ferguson would be able to take the shots that Diaz took.”
“Do you know what I mean? I think he would be asleep or the ref would have stepped in and have stopped the fight if Conor lands. Where Diaz, like, Conor was landing all the shots on Diaz as well and all the other stuff that we came up with worked against Diaz, it’s just he kept coming and coming and coming and coming.”
“I don’t think Ferguson is as durable as Diaz, so I think we’ll be well able to land the shots. You know, there’s plenty of holes in there in Ferguson’s game and I think we can capitalize and land any shots that we need to land.”
“Conor has his belts at home and he’s never lost them, so in his eyes it’s not real, like, you know what I mean?”
“Conor’s always got his belts at home, and nobody’s came and beat him to get those belts, so in his eyes he’s still the featherweight champion and he’s still the lightweight champion. And I think the Ferguson fight will be exciting, whether it comes earlier next year or whenever, but I think it will be an exciting fight.”