Tony Ferguson Congratulates Conor McGregor, But Says Champ is “Holding Onto my Belt”
By FCF Staff
Tony Ferguson has no issues with Conor McGregor stepping away from the UFC to box Floyd Mayweather, but the contender wants to keep the promotion’s 155 division moving.
Last week it was confirmed that McGregor will face Mayweather on August 26th, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The bout will mark the first time McGregor has competed since last November, when he stopped Eddie Alvarez to become the lightweight champ.
Ferguson spoke to MMA Junkie recently, and “El Cucuy” had this to say about McGregor:
“I have to say congratulations (to McGregor); that’s a (expletive) of money for them. That’s a lot of (expletive) lettuce, but don’t forget about the UFC cage, because you’re holding onto my belt. I’m over here. Let’s fight for an interim belt while Conor is doing his other thing. Let’s get something going. The interim title is vacant. That (expletive) needs to be in my hands. (I’m on a) nine-fight winning streak, and 10 sounds better, so let’s get it moving.”
The surging lightweight also weighed-in on the upcoming Mayweather – McGregor bout, and while doing so Ferguson stated “I have to say that Conor’s boxing is not up to par. It is not up to par to how Mayweather’s boxing is going to be…”
Ferguson also hasn’t fought since November, when he earned a decision win over Rafael dos Anjos.