Because if you go to 170, if you go to 185, or even if you drop to 145, I will f-king follow you, Conor, and I will haunt your f-king dreams, kid, and I will come after you. "The doctors already know that I'm not injured". In the UFC 216 headliner on October 7, Ferguson showed his determination and versatility against fellow top-10 talent Kevin Lee, outlasting "The Motown Phenom" and locking up a attractive triangle choke in the third round to win the UFC interim lightweight title.
"I just want to see him back in there sooner rather than later".
Ferguson is still not convinced and won't be until he sees a bout agreement with McGregor's signature on it.
While Ferguson has shown off some impressive kickboxing skills in past matchups with fighters such as Rafael dos Anjos, Roddy feels like he would be facing a completely different kind of animal going up against McGregor.
The new interim lightweight champion's eccentricity outside of the Octagon is matched by his creativity inside it.
In case you didn't know...... He goes in. He looks to finish fights. "But yeah, without a doubt if he wants to stand and bang with Conor, it'll be lights out fairly quick, I think". The Lee win and the title itself represent major accomplishments for "El Cucuy", but just as he does in the UFC promotional structure, Conor McGregor looms large on our lightweight list.
McGregor wouldn't be the first UFC star to cash in on an appearance in the wrestling world with former bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey making a memorable debut alongside The Rock in a match against Triple H and Stephanie at Wrestlemania 31 in 2015.
"I think the one unique thing that Diaz has is just that unbelievable chin, and like, I don't think Ferguson would be able to take the shots that Diaz took", Roddy said. They don't want to be called liars, and I don't want to make them a liar, so this s-- needs to happen.
White stated on Saturday that there have been no talks regarding McGregor vs. Diaz 3 but both of the Irishman's coaches have said recently that's the fight they prefer. There is no better way of ensuring that than if McGregor is headlining the UFC 219 card.