Tony Ferguson Tells Conor McGregor “to Walk Away” From The 155 Title, And “Nobody Will Get Hurt”
By FCF Staff
Now that Tony Ferguson is the interim lightweight champion, it looks like “El Cucuy” is focusing all of his attention on Conor McGregor, and the Irish star’s 155 belt.
Ferguson submitted Kevin Lee in the third round at UFC 216, and in doing so, secured his 10th straight win and the interim title. The well rounded fighter appeared on the latest “MMA Hour”, and Ferguson delivered the following warning to McGregor (quote via MMA Fighting):
“Look, Conor watches the fights. This dude didn’t say sh*t. He didn’t say sh*t on Twitter. He didn’t even comment saying ‘good fight.’ He said he was looking forward to watching this fight — he hasn’t said nothing. The boy is scared. He’s running. I told him, just set the belt down and walk away and nobody will get hurt. That’s all you’ve got to do: just set it down and you won’t get ass kicked, I swear, by another Mexican. This is a tough fight for him, man, and I don’t think that he’s got enough cornermen in the world to try to help him on this one.”
McGregor hasn’t explicitly said that he intends to fight the interim champion next, but, recently he did say he plans to legitimize his reign. The star has’t defended the lightweight belt since he stopped Eddie Alvarez last November to win the championship.