For the past few days, Tony Ferguson has been extremely vocal in his comments about Conor McGregor. The Irishman’s team has finally issued a response to ‘El Cucuy’…
Currently holding the longest streak in lightweight history, Tony Ferguson is on fire. Against Kevin Lee at UFC 216 this past Saturday, ‘El Cucuy’ cemented himself among the truly elite at 155 pounds.
Arguably the most impressive performance of his career culminated in a third-round submission win for Ferguson. Winning the interim lightweight belt in the process, he immediately made a case for the unification bout with Conor McGregor.
Having been absent from MMA since November of last year, McGregor’s return to the octagon has been a long time coming. With Ferguson in prime position to welcome ‘The Notorious’ back, he wasn’t shy in reeling off threat after threat.
Earlier today we heard Ferguson claim McGregor was ‘scared & running,’ but until now the Irishman’s camp was quiet.
McGregor’s Team Finally Responds
McGregor’s striking coach Owen Roddy fired back at Ferguson during his appearance on Submission Radio. According to Roddy, the Irishman’s striking is simply ‘too clean’ for ‘El Cucuy’ to handle:
“His style is, you know, it’s not traditional, it’s a bit unorthodox and stuff, but I just honestly think that Conor’s going to be way too clean for Ferguson. If Ferguson tries to stand with Conor for an extended period of time it will be lights out, in my opinion.
“You know, he’s tough as well, he’s tough and durable, so he may take a couple of smacks, but at the end of the day Conor’s going to be way too clean and too technical to… he won’t get touched.”
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“That’s my opinion. But yeah, it will be an interesting one and it will be an exciting fight as well because Ferguson does come to fight and he’s aggressive, he goes in, he looks to finish fights, so it will be exciting. But yeah, without a doubt if he wants to stand and bang with Conor it’ll be lights out fairly quick, I think.”
“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,” said Roddy.
“Do you know what I mean? I think he would be asleep or the ref would have stepped in and have stopped the fight if Conor lands. Where Diaz, like, Conor was landing all the shots on Diaz as well and all the other stuff that we came up with worked against Diaz, it’s just he kept coming and coming and coming and coming.
“I don’t think Ferguson is as durable as Diaz, so I think we’ll be well able to land the shots. You know, there’s plenty of holes in there in Ferguson’s game and I think we can capitalize and land any shots that we need to land.”
“Conor has his belts at home and he’s never lost them, so in his eyes it’s not real, like, you know what I mean?”
He added: “Conor’s always got his belts at home, and nobody’s came and beat him to get those belts, so in his eyes he’s still the featherweight champion and he’s still the lightweight champion. And I think the Ferguson fight will be exciting, whether it comes earlier next year or whenever, but I think it will be an exciting fight.”