McGregor vs. Ferguson? It's happening … when Conor is ready

Conor McGregor's Threat To Nate Diaz Ahead Of The Potential Trilogy Fight

Saturday night, fighters Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee descended upon Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena to compete for the interim lightweight title at UFC 216.

Ferguson (24-3) roared after claiming his 10th consecutive win and the interim lightweight belt created by McGregor's extended layoff from UFC action since November to await the birth of his son and then lose his boxing match to Floyd Mayweather Jr. on August 26.

Lee started the fight the stronger of the two, dropping Ferguson, dominating him on the mat and battering him with ground and pound as the round concluded. I'll ankle pick him.

While still in the octagon, the 23-3 fighter addressed McGregor as McNuggets and said he was going to "kick the ass" of the Irishman.

'Obviously, Conor had an opportunity to make a lot of money [against Mayweather], and I felt it was my duty to try and make that fight happen.

That's exactly how it played out, as Ferguson forced Lee to tap out to a triangle choke to finish the bout at 4:02 of the third round. Plus, it doesn't sound like McGregor is in any kind of hurry to fight again.

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According to eyewitnesses, the place looked like a worn torn zone with fire everywhere and people running for their lives. He said "it is early days yet" to give figures on the number injured or dead, adding there were casualties.

"That's what we do", Johnson said of the unique end that increased his winning streak to 13.

"Obviously, I'm not in the sport to take concussions or blows. But if he isn't going to defend it, I'll tell you what: Just set it down, Conor, and just (expletive) walk away, and nobody will get hurt". If Ferguson is to be believed, the execution of his plan is eerily reminiscent of McGregor, who gained a "Mystic Mac" alter ego in the UFC for predicting precisely what would occur in his fights.

His coach John Kavanagh wants to see the Crumlin native fight Nate Diaz for the third time but UFC boss White insists the Stockton bruiser is not part of the picture.

Last weekend, McGregor laid out the wealth of options available to him and said he would be watching the Ferguson v Lee bout with interest.

"This is chess, and this is check", Ferguson said.

"He's running out of time - he needs to defend or vacate".

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