Tony Ferguson becomes new UFC’s interim lightweight champion at the headliner of UFC 216 night defeated Kevin Lee in a third round by submission at Las Vegas.
It feels like Ferguson has been hungry for the title shot for years now and before this bout night, he was aware that whoever got the victory should be next in line to fight Conor McGregor for the title belt.
“The next fight for Conor should be whoever wins this interim lightweight title,” Ferguson said before the fight. “Regardless of winning or losing this, myself or if it’s Kevin Lee, that b*tch [McGregor] needs to defend or vacate and he needs to unify that belt. Anything else, with as far as him trying to fight Nate and everything else, that’s the bullsh*t rankings and everything else that the UFC stands for just [going] out the window, man.”
And moments after claiming his first UFC title, the Ultimate champion a Fighter season 13 winner took intensions at Conor McGregor the Notorious’, who hasn’t entered inside the Octagon since defeating Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 night in November 2016.
“Where you at McNuggets, you fucking piece of shit?” Ferguson said in his post-fight interview. “You better defend that title or vacate!”
— Jade Morris (@JadeMorrisMMA) October 8, 2017