Conor McGregor’s Coach Sees “Momentum” Building Around Bout With Tony Ferguson
By FCF Staff
Conor McGregor’s striking coach, Owen Roddy, said recently that he wants to see the fighter face Nate Diaz in his next bout, but now he concedes that a match-up with Tony Ferguson might make more sense.
In recent months, the consensus was that McGregor would look to fight Diaz for a third time in his Octagon return, due to the revenue possibilities tied to the bout. But, following Ferguson’s submission win over Kevin Lee at UFC 216, calls for McGregor to face the newly crowned, interim champ have been widespread.
“I’d like to see it. People, including myself, were talking about the Diaz fight, but who knows that may come again. But if it’s Ferguson, that’s going to be a cracker as well. I still see the same outcome. I still see Conor — if they’re standing for any sort of extended period on the feet, it’ll be a quick one and that’s it…”
“That’s what Dana White is saying and because Ferguson is picking at Conor and stuff like that, it’s starting to look like the more logical fight, but who knows?
“…Obviously, money talks at the end of the day and whatever makes the most money is what both people would go for. But because people are asking for it and posting about it, that’s starting to gain the momentum that’s needed to get that big fight. It’s starting to build. It’ll be a good fight. It’ll definitely be a good fight.”
McGregor hasn’t fought in the UFC since last November, when he stopped Eddie Alvarez to win the lightweight title.