Demetrious Johnson Reacts to Not Being UFC 216 Main Event

Demetrious Johnson Reacts to Not Being UFC 216 Main Event”

Tony Ferguson seemed destined to be his next opponent but after three unsuccessful attempts at setting that match-up up, fate just seemed to have other ideas and now "El Cucuy" has been signed to take on Kevin Lee at UFC 216 for the UFC's interim lightweight title, a belt that Khabib himself was set to fight for at UFC 209. I said I'd be right back as I had to go fight, I fought, won, then came back and jumped right back on the stream.

"I'm always going out there to knock them out or submit them", he said on UFC Tonight.

It'll serve as the greatest stage of Lee's career, headlining an event for just the second time as a member of the UFC roster, the first of which is of pay-per-view variety. For more information on how to order UFC 216 Ferguson vs.

Ferguson has also taken aim at McGregor on social media in the past. Lee main card on UFC.TV for $59.99.

Look out for our full interview with Demetrious Johnson later this week. But how much both this fight - and interim belt attached to it -- will end up meaning in the long run is ultimately dependent upon McGregor (21-3). Instead of defending the championship, McGregor entered the world of boxing, losing to Floyd Mayweather by 10th round TKO in August. It will be on my timetable, I'll tell him when we gonna fight.

At UFC 216 it will be time to deliver the performance too, a fight that will change their life could be imminent. Ferguson was insistent on having to fight for the title since he's ranked No. 2 in the UFC lightweight rankings.

Neither Ferguson nor Lee know for sure whether making a large statement on Saturday will attract a McGregor unification bout or give him more reason to chase big-money fights regardless of weight class.

It started with a press conference in early May - a media event that, at the time, had more focus on a rivalry between Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones than it did on a Lee matchup with Michael Chiesa. This fight ended up getting made during Lee's appearance on the post-fight show and Ferguson was a guest analyst.

Johnson and Borg were originally supposed face-off at last month's UFC 215. Their scheduled UFC 215 bout was canceled two days prior because Borg was ill.

"What I will say is this: There's not another athlete out there that puts as many hours into the gym, and as many hours into videogames that's as good as me".

Steven Muehlhausen is an MMA and boxing writer and contributor for Sporting News.

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