Tony Ferguson has been petitioning for a title shot against UFC Lightweight Champion Conor McGregr for quite some time now.
If the long rumored boxing match between McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr were to come to fruition, the lightweight contender would pick the boxer to walk away victorious.
“No way (Conor beats Floyd),” Ferguson said on The MMA Hour. “Floyd’s just a different animal.”
Ferguson was supposed to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov for the UFC Interim Lightweight Title at UFC 209, but Nurmagomedov pulled out of the fight. The fighter also believes that he should be next in line for a shot at the UFC Lightweight Title.
“Well, why not? I mean, literally I was just fighting for the [interim] belt,” he said. “I feel like I am a legit contender, I’ve got nine wins in a row, I’ve got X amount of performance [of the night] victories. Really, I’ve been putting in some work. I feel like I deserve it. What am I going to do. I’m just going to boom boom, banging through these dudes, man. And just keep knocking them out and finishing them. I’ve had it in my head I need a knockout. So if you guys want to see somebody get knocked out, let’s go.”
UFC Fight Night 98 was the last time Ferguson stepped into the Octagon, which was a decision win over former UFC Lightweight Champion Rafael Dos Anjos.