Uh oh! Looks like someone is going to be in heaps of trouble over this blunder. Also, Tony Ferguson will be STEAMING mad…
Since joining the UFC back in 2013, Conor McGregor has pretty much dominated the headlines. From his brash trash talk and cocky persona to the wins at three weights, and two titles, the Irishman lives up to his moniker.
Usually, the UFC rules their fighters as assets, iron-clad contracts essentially restrict any movement. For McGregor, though, it’s a very different story. Calling his own shots, McGregor has both infuriated his rivals while paving a way for future stars.
Where Tony Ferguson comes into the discussion is in the wake of his record-breaking win over Kevin Lee. With his submission victory over ‘Motown’ at UFC 216, ‘El Cucuy’ extended his streak to 10.
Nobody has ever performed this consistently in lightweight history, and now the scene is set for Ferguson vs. McGregor. Or so we thought…
Ferguson? Not so Fast…
With money fights arguably starting to take over MMA, the prospect of a unification bout between these titans was a salivating one. Unfortunately, this appears to have already fallen by the wayside.
With the ever-terrible social media handlers on the UFC’s accounts striking again, a poster for McGregor vs. Diaz 3 was accidentally published to the UFC instagram account, before being hastily deleted.
Luckily, someone was there to screenshot the info:
Check out the McGregor vs. Diaz 3 announcement that was ‘Tweeted and deleted’ below:
Wow…This comes just weeks after UFC president Dana White basically buried the idea of this trilogy fight ever happening. McGregor and Diaz shared a couple of rivetting tilts at UFC 196 and UFC 202.
Diaz choked McGregor the first time, and ‘The Notorious’ won a narrow decision on the rebound. According to Chael Sonnen, and probably many others, Ferguson should get the title shot.
Chael Voting For Ferguson vs. McGregor Next
“I love the Nate Diaz fight, and history says you always go to a trilogy,” Sonnen said on the latest episode of BJ Penn Radio. “History does say that. The problem they’re running into right now with that sumbitch McGregor capturing the championship is that you also need to move a division forward, and that’s very important. That’s very important that you pay attention to the integrity of that as well. Tony has earned the right.”
“I don’t know that Tony versus McGregor doesn’t sell,” Sonnen continued, touching on doubts about Ferguson’s drawing power. “I think that Tony-McGregor maybe doesn’t sell as well as Diaz, maybe it does, but let’s just say that it doesn’t. You’re not separated by much there. They’re both going to do over a million [pay-per-view buys].
MMA does have a ceiling on it. Nobody’s going to do over 1.3 or 1.4. Those numbers just aren’t there yet. And McGregor is going to draw a million, million and one, you throw Tony in there, champion versus champion, I think there’s stuff to see there. But I do love the trilogy fight. I do love that Conor respects history. I watched Conor talk about that and say we’re one a piece, we’ve got to do part three, but I also owe it to do the division to take on the rightful guy and that’s Tony Ferguson. I think that Conor deserves a lot of credit for that”