It sounds like Conor McGregor is going to wait out for a big money fight with Floyd Mayweather, but Tony Ferguson thinks the lightweight champ’s pursuit of money, shows he’s “soft”.
Recently McGregor reported that he’s willing to wait out for another “year”, if it means cashing in on a boxing match with Mayweather Jr. Since McGregor is expecting his first child, and is taking some time off, Ferguson will face Khaib Nurmagomedov for the interim 155 title, March 4th at UFC 209.
Well, in advance of the bout, Ferguson spoke with ESPN, and of course, he was asked about McGregor. “El Cucuy” said he understands why McGregor is taking a break, but Ferguson also had this to say about the lightweight champ:
“Money made McGregor soft,” Ferguson said. “I say ‘McNuggets,’ because he’s made of that fake s—, that pink stuff from McDonalds that nobody wants.
“Do I get a little pissed [I’m asked about him]? Yeah, I get a little heated. But the real belt is between myself and Khabib. He’s 24-0. Dude, I forget how many wins I have. I don’t even care anymore. Those numbers keep racking up.”
There’s certainly other folks who have argued that McGregor is ducking Ferguson and Nurmagomedov, but really, you can’t fault the Irish star for wanting to fight Mayweather. After all, McGregor would make a ridiculous amount of money.
Mayweather aside, hopefully at some point, we get to see McGregor take on either Ferguson or Nurmagomedov. Until he does, questions will loom over his reign as the 155 champ.