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UFC 216: Tony Ferguson, Kevin Lee Discuss Interim Title Fight

UFC 216: Tony Ferguson, Kevin Lee Discuss Interim Title Fight

DRAMA hit yet another UFC weigh-in on Saturday (AEST), with interim lightweight title contender Kevin Lee needing a second attempt and a doctor's clearance to make weight for his bout with Tony Ferguson at UFC 216.

New interim champ: Tony Ferguson. "I wanted him to come out at me and use all that aggression and leave nothing left for that submission".

"Where you at McNuggets?" he yelled into the mic.

"He went and partied in Ibiza for a while, he went back home for a while and you've got to let him blow off some steam and we'll figure it out".

You know, just as "Mighty Mouse" planned. "He was slippery (when applying the finishing squeeze) but I just used textbook (skill)". "I came out here and gave my best", he said. The staph infection was a little too much for me to handle.

McGregor could want to wait until St. Patrick's Day night for his return after pocketing an estimated $100 million against Mayweather, but the UFC may press to have him return in its December 30 card.

Ferguson's ascent to a belt arrived minutes after flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson (27-2-1) broke the UFC record for most consecutive successful title defenses (11) in the night's co-main event.

This loss to Demetrious Johnson marked the end of a nice, two-fight streak for Ray Borg. I think it's time for me to go up [to welterweight].

The evening captured both a somber recognition and a proud stand against the horror that shook the city six nights earlier.

The Irish champion also revealed that his priority is legitimizing the lightweight title.

"Tony is a busy guy, he keeps coming forward", White said. "This city is fearless, compassionate and strong".

Fabricio Werdum had no trouble with a change in opponents, submitting Walt Harris with a first round armbar.

After winning the lightweight belt in November, McGregor took a break to await the birth of his son, then he boxed Floyd Mayweather Jr. on August 26 in a lucrative boxing match, losing by technical knockout in the 10th round.

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