Newly interim lightweight titleholder at UFC 216 Tony Ferguson aim at several occasions for Conor Mcgregor.
According to Mcgregor’s coach Owen Roddy, speaking on submission radio, said he voiced for the trilogy fight with Nate Diaz. However, Tony Ferguson is also an intriguing option for Irishman. He thinks Conor McGregor will destroy the Ferguson with his striking skills.
“He’s good, obviously,” Roddy said of Ferguson. “He wouldn’t be the interim champion if he wasn’t good. 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. … 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.”
Coach Roddy expects to see Mcgregor’s return to the octagon in the first quarter of 2018 a vast majority of fight fans wants to see Diaz trilogy fight; he thinks Ferguson option makes sense too.
“I honestly think that people would rather – like, I think people would rather see Conor vs. Diaz,” he said. “I just think it’s a more exciting fight for everybody. It’s the trilogy. The first two fights, the back and forth between the guys and the way the fights went – you know, who wouldn’t want to see the third fight? But of course, it makes sense that he fights (Ferguson), he defends the belt.
“Whatever happens, I don’t know, but I said this already: I would like to see (McGregor-Diaz 3). The Ferguson fight is an interesting one as well. Like, he’s an exciting fighter so it will be an exciting fight. So either or, either or.”
Like most MMA world and fans Coach Roddy is ready for a Mcgregors return to the cage. He thinks Ferguson doesn’t have that chin up stamina as what Diaz had in his previous bouts with Conor. Coach didn’t rule out despite some talk of the town for the possible boxing match with former Paulie Malignaggi being on the table.
“I think even Conor said himself that he’s got unfinished business in the octagon and he wants to go back and defend his belt,” Roddy said. “So yeah, I think that’s what’s going to happen. Is he done with boxing? Probably not. If the right fight comes up and the right money’s on the table, I’m sure he would jump in and go again. You know, without a doubt. So who knows what next year is going to be like anyway? It’s going to be bigger than 2017 anyway. That’s what I imagine.”