The UFC’s interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson is next in line for a shot at Conor McGregor, should the Notorious defend his strap.
Just a couple of days ago, it was made known to the world that Ferguson underwent surgery on his elbow and his return to the Octagon was up in the air.
But fear not, Ferguson took to social media today to give an update on his health. Not only will he be returning sooner than expected but he drops the bomb than when he does come back, it will be against none other than Conor “Notorious” McGregor to unify the UFC lightweight title.
Ferguson posted via his Instagram:
“Keep em’ sharp, so I asked doc if he could make my elbows any more sharper. Well, with a wink and a nod it was done. T’was a very minor surgery and now I’m getting ready to unify my belt with McNuggets [Conor McGregor] in the first quarter of the year (March – April) as recovery is going great. Defend or vacate, motherf-cker. The first day of therapy was huge, I never liked sitting on the sidelines. Repair Sports Institute almost got me to full flexibility and next is strength. Thanks, Doctor Mora, Dana White and the UFC for the Orthosccope. It was a success. Great job. I look forward to kicking McNugget’s ass and defending my strap for a decade or two. And the new.”
As Ferguson targets a title shot in March or April, this seems a credible timeline for McGregor to make his comeback to the octagon, should he choose to do so. However, Manny Pacquiao just said he’s in talks to do the same thing on the same dates. While none are official yet, we now know that both of these fights are possible if McGregor wants them. Mcgregor said UFC must entice me; I want equity or ownership in the company. McGregor is attempting to use his leverage to get a bigger piece of the pie.
All The Money In The World, But You Still My Bitch @TheNotoriousMMA #DefendOrVacate Son. My Mat MF'er 😎🖕🏽-Thee Champ
— Tony Ferguson (@TonyFergusonXT) December 9, 2017
What do you think who be will be Mcgregor’s next opponent?