Tony Ferguson’s Got More Fighting Words For Conor McGregor

Newly-crowned UFC Interim Lightweight Champion “El Cucuy” Tony Ferguson is not letting up on the reigning UFC Lightweight Champion “The Notorious” Conor McGregor.

Tony went on a tirade against McGregor after winning the interim title last night at UFC 216, where he defeated challenger Kevin Lee via third-round triangle:

Ferguson’s message was simple: defend or vacate. However, in a recent interview quoted in MMA Fighting, El Cucuy encouraged The Notorious to do the latter:

“Set it down,” Ferguson said, referring to Conor McGregor. “Just walk away. Then nobody will get hurt.”

Of course, if McGregor does decide to defend — rather than continue boxing or try to win another belt in another weight class — Tony is not worried:

He poses no threat to me. That boy is scared. He’s never mentioned my name one time. I’ve got 10 consecutive victories. I’m the interim champion.

Ferguson even has a game plan for Conor:

I’ll set him on his a** and everyone’s the same size on the ground. Conor McGregor is going to be running away like Katsunori Kikuno. I’ll get him on the ground and I’ll finish him with a D’Arce choke or any choke I please.

Being that McGregor’s only loss in the UFC is via a submission, Tony Ferguson might be onto something. Of course, getting the The Notorious to the ground will be much easier said than done.

According to MMA Fighting, Dana White has made it clear that Tony Ferguson is the best choice for Conor McGregor.

The Notorious’ last fight in the UFC was November 2016 when he won the Lightweight Champion at UFC 205 after defeating former champion Eddie Alvarez. The win made McGregor one of only three fighters in UFC history to be a multi-divisional champion and the first do be a simultaneous multi-divisional champion. He was later forced to vacate the Featherweight Championship, which is now in the hands of Max Holloway.

However, despite being a champion since 2015, Conor has yet to defend either of his belts.  If he faces Tony Ferguson, it will be Conor McGregor’s first time since unifying the Featherweight Championship where he could lose his title.

No date has been set for a match between Tony Ferguson and Conor McGregor.


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