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

Anthony Johnson

Ferguson, a former Ultimate Fighter victor, became the interim champion when he submitted Lee in the third round. Then he took to the microphone to challenge McGregor.

When talking about a potential match-up with the Irishman, Ferguson said: "I'll ankle-pick him". He'll be running away.

Ferguson theorized: "The boy's scared".

"I don't care. I'm here right now".

Above is live video of the event's post-fight press conference which kicks off approximately 30 minutes after the main event between Ferguson and Lee comes to a close (courtesy of the UFC). He's got nowhere else to run.

Ferguson vs Lee will headline UFC 216 and "El Cucuy" would appear to have gained a significant early advantage over "The Motown Phenom", with Ferguson getting a big headstart on his rehydration thanks to Lee's weight dramas. I've got both belts, a chunk of money, and a little family on the way.

The delay certainly worked in Mighty Mouse's favour, as he broke Anderson Silva's record for the most consecutive title defences in UFC history, stretching that number to 11 and if you know Johnson, you know he doesn't do things by halves. Borg tried to fight his way out of the painful looking submission, but he was eventually forced to tap.

No, Johnson elevated Borg, tossed him to the mat and then slapped on the fight-ending submission, which earned "Performance of the Night" honors. "I damn near killed myself making the weight. I was like, 'Got you.' I grunted and threw him up and kept squeezing and squeezing", Johnson said of his seemingly unprecedented throw of Borg that was quickly followed by Johnson grabbing Borg's arm, setting up the finish. "I went for it". [My] skill set is to move fluidly ... Demetrious is the best, man.

When asked if he had spoken to McGregor about his return to the octagon, White said that McGregor intends to fight again before the year is over but that he is still enjoying some time off following his professional boxing debut against Floyd Mayweather Jr. "It was sneaky. It stunk being on the receiving end of it".

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