UFC 216: Twitter Reacts to Tony Ferguson's Victory Over Kevin Lee

Conor McGregor's Threat To Nate Diaz Ahead Of The Potential Trilogy Fight

Demetrious Johnson surpassed former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva on Saturday night, as he became the sole holder of the record for most consecutive UFC title defences by submitting Ray Borg in the fifth round to retain the promotion's flyweight title in Las Vegas.

Kevin Lee came within inches of becoming the interim UFC lightweight champion.

Tony Ferguson whittled down the myriad of options for Conor McGregor's next fight to a simple pair - defend or vacate.

"It can be Khabib, it can be Conor, I'm going to go back to the drawing board, talk to my manager, agents and my team but the fight is with Conor".

"I'll ankle-pick him. No problem".

McGregor warns that if Nate keeps making demands about the trilogy fight, he will go ahead and fight the victor of the interim title.

White said Johnson is the best UFC fighter of all time. "It's not the fight that makes sense - It's the fight that has to happen". After almost submitting a fading Lee (16-3) in Round 3 with an armbar, Ferguson locked in a triangle choke to force the tap at 4:02.

Lee said he's strongly considering a move up to welterweight (170 pounds), but also pushed for the formation of 165-pound weight class. Plus, it doesn't sound like McGregor is in any kind of hurry to fight again.

"We were just out there having fun", Ferguson said. Whatever I'm going through doesn't take away from what he did. "S**t's way overrated. I'm in the business of getting in here, making a fool of you, getting you in the air like a bag of potatoes".

There's only one way to find out, and the concern is that McGregor will choose something other than unifying the lightweight titles.

McGregor will return either in December or early 2018 and White says the UFC's biggest star never turns down a challenge.

Above is live video of the event's post-fight press conference which kicks off approximately 30 minutes after the main event between Ferguson and Lee comes to a close (courtesy of the UFC).

"This is chess, and this is check", Ferguson said.

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