It seems everyone is keen to jump on the subject of Conor McGregor at the moment, and Tony Ferguson isn’t impressed by the UFC featherweight champion…
UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor experienced deja vu in the lead up to next weekend’s (Saturday March 5) UFC 196 main event. With almost identical timing as Jose Aldo with his injured rib before UFC 189, lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos backed out of the UFC 196 pay-per-view with a broken foot. The lottery of who would fight McGregor in the big money spot was underway.
Eventually it would be Stockton bad boy Nate Diaz that got the nod to fight Conor McGregor, but the rabble surrounding ‘The Notorious’ continues. UFC lightweight contender Tony Ferguson recently called McGregor a ‘turtle’ and a ‘bitch,’ claiming he’d make it ‘red panty night’ for the outspoken Irishman if they ever fought.
‘El Cucuy’ is riding a red hot seven fight win streak at present, and most recently submitted Edson Barboza in a classic brawl last December. Scheduled to face Khabib Nurmagomedov in a UFC on FOX 19 clash, Ferguson took to periscope to answer some fan questions last night, and it wasn’t long before the inevitable subject of McGregor was raised. Here’s how Ferguson responded:
The truth is that nobody knows what’s next for McGregor if he beats Diaz, and that pretty much puts the top end of two weight divisions on hold. Would he face dos Anjos for the lightweight belt, or perhaps the featherweight strap he won against Jose Aldo needs to be defended at some point in the coming months? Don’t even get started on the fact McGregor called out Robbie Lawler at UFC 200.
Whatever the case, ‘The Notorious’ continues to be hot property in multiple weight classes in the UFC, but for how long? Is it only a matter of time before his alleged weakness of wrestling and submission defense is exposed, or will McGregor continue his meteoric rise unbeaten?