UFC interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson has revealed he’s hopeful of having his proposed 155lbs title unification bout with Conor McGregor take place in March or April.
“I asked Doc if he could make my elbows any more sharper,” Ferguson said in an Instagram post.
“Well … [with] a wink and a nod it was done!!! T’was a very minor surgery and now getting ready to unify my belt with McNuggets in the first [quarter] of the year (March – April), as recovery is going great!!! #DefendorVacate.”
Meanwhile, UFC president Dana White has poured cold water on talk of McGregor boxing Manny Pacquiao.
“That would be weird, because (McGregor’s) under contract with us,” White told MMAjunkie.
“If that’s true, I will be suing Manny Pacquiao and whoever is representing him.”
“An Irish boy called McGregor who talks a lot.
“If Conor is ever stupid enough to come back up to 170, I’ll be waiting and only too happy to shut him up once and for all.”